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Burnt Food. Smoke from burnt food remove the smell
So it has all gone wrong and you walk into the kitchen to be welcomed with billowing smoke - you are burning supper, dinner or even breakfast! For a quick way to disperse the smoke. Get a wet bath towel and swing it around the room for a few minutes in the air above your head.
This will disperse the smoke. Make sure you do not make matters worse by knocking something over and creating a huge mess. Carefully swing your wet towel around the kitchen.
Once all the panic is over you will be left with a nasty smell. Even if it was just the toast that you burnt it is still going to smell. To neutralize burnt food odors in the house, such as burnt toast, I mix 1/2 cup whole cloves with 2 cups water in a heavy duty sauce pan and bring to boil. Simmer cloves for 15-30 minutes. The house smells wonderful and the burnt odor is gone fast and without chemicals. Cloves can be kept in the pan inside the oven to keep oven fresh. The Cloves can be used again for up to one week simply by refreshing the water and bringing to a boil whenever needed.
To cut the smell of burnt foods, boil one quart of water with two cups of vinegar.