After done cleaning, you want the food smells to go away. Even after taking out the garbage, washing the dishes, and lighting a candle, foul kitchen scents can linger.
Often, the source of these odors is the garbage disposal — a dark, murky location where you don't want to put your hand for a thorough cleaning.
Careful use of the garbage disposal can prevent odors. Some objects shouldn't go in the trash compactor.
Banana peels, potato skins, pasta, grains, beans, and coffee grounds should not be put down the garbage disposal because they may become stuck.
No need to throw in chemicals or buy a new garbage disposal if it smells nasty. Orange, lemon, and lime peels can be ground in the garbage disposal.
Lemons are the most effective citrus fruits for odor removal because the acid in their juice kills microorganisms that create scents.
Putting warm water down the drain after turning on the disposal helps break down fruit peels. Your kitchen will smell like fruit and be free of peels.
Therefore, the next time odors begin to permeate your kitchen, look no farther than your fruit bowl for a fresh and natural solution.