Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Works for me Wednesday: No more cooking odors!

Do you ever think, "I don't want to make ______ because it always make the house smell like _____!"

Me too! There are several dishes that I used to I avoid making because it made the house smell like grease or chorizo or what-have-you.

I have now discovered the secret to keeping those less-than-wonderful scents at bay -- vinegar!

Pour a cup of vinegar into a cup or bowl and set it near the stove. (I use a Pyrex measuring cup and set it in the center of the burners on the stove.) The vinegar will absorb the odors and your house won't have the lingering smell hours after dinner is over!

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7 comments:

Tater and Tot said...

There are few things more versatile in this world than vinegar! That is a great idea! Thanks for sharing...

Noodle said...

I know! I use vinegar for tons of things -- laundry, cleaning, unclogging the shower head . . .

It's one of my most-used tools!

Lisa said...

I am going to try that the next time I cook fish. I like to cook it, but I can't stand when things get that smell in it. Thanks for sharing.

JP said...

What do you do if you think vinegar is one of those "less-than-wonderful scents?" :-)

Noodle said...

The vinegar smell isn't noticeable at all after the cooking starts!

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Great tip! I have actually used this one before and it works!

Linda

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

This is good to know. I have become so sensitive to scents as of late. I love smells like garlic and onions, but seafood and meat makes me queasy sometimes. I was a vegetarian for four years, but still...