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Ovens Made Odour-Free with One Ingredient

May 25, 2024
Ovens Made Odour-Free with One Ingredient

The Scent of a Cookbook

My dad always said the kitchen was the heart of the home. Stepping into his cozy abode, I’d be greeted by the aroma of a simmering soup or the warm scent of freshly baked bread. But one smell I couldn’t quite stomach was the lingering odor of burnt food from the oven. No matter how much we scrubbed, that stench just wouldn’t go away.

That is, until I discovered the magical, one-ingredient solution that could banish oven odors for good. As a self-proclaimed cleaning ninja, I’m always on the hunt for innovative ways to keep my home sparkling. And let me tell you, this trick is about to change your life.

The Cinnamon Trick

If you’re anything like me, you probably have a well-stocked spice cabinet. And nestled among the jars of cumin, coriander, and cayenne, there’s likely a lonely stick (or three) of cinnamon. Well, get ready to put those unassuming spices to work!

According to Rachel Schultz, a simple cinnamon-based potpourri can fill your home with the most delightful scents. All you need to do is toss a few cinnamon sticks, some orange slices, cranberries, and a sprinkle of cloves and nutmeg into a pot of simmering water. As the fragrant mixture wafts through the air, it’ll instantly transform your oven’s lingering odors into a warm, cozy aroma.

But the real magic happens when you transfer that simmering pot right into your oven. Yep, you heard that right! By placing the potpourri-filled pot on the bottom rack of your oven and letting it slowly simmer away, you can effectively deodorize and freshen up your appliance with minimal effort.

The Olfactory Upgrade

Now, I know what you’re thinking – won’t the potpourri just make a mess in my oven? Nope, not at all! The key is to keep the water level just below the brim of the pot, so the liquid doesn’t slosh around. As Raquel Shultz recommends, you can even try this in a crockpot for a hands-off approach.

And the best part? This trick doesn’t just work for ovens. You can use the simmering potpourri to deodorize your entire kitchen, or even your whole house! Just leave the pot on the stovetop for a few hours, periodically adding more water as needed. Soon, your abode will be filled with the cozy, festive aroma of cinnamon and citrus.

Seriously, this hack is a total game-changer. No more relying on chemical-laden sprays or candles that just mask the odor. With a few simple ingredients from your pantry, you can naturally and effectively eliminate those stubborn oven smells. And the best part? Your home will smell like a holiday wonderland all year round.

A Cleaner, Fresher Future

So, the next time you find yourself battling the dreaded oven stench, don’t reach for the harsh cleaning products. Grab a pot, some cinnamon sticks, and get to simmering. Not only will it banish those unpleasant odors, but it’ll also fill your home with the most inviting, comforting scents.

And if you’re feeling extra festive, you can even gift jars of the dry potpourri ingredients to your friends and family. Just add a cute ribbon and a recipe card, and voila – a thoughtful, homemade present that’s sure to delight.

Here at Adam Cleaning, we’re all about finding simple, natural solutions to keep your home sparkling. So, the next time you fire up your oven, remember the power of cinnamon. Your nose (and your guests) will thank you.

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