How to Get Rid of the Burnt Food Smell in a House

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The smell of burnt food has a tendency to stick around your house well after the meal has been eaten. Get rid of the burnt food smell in a house with help from a chef and culinary instructor in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Dana Johnson. Today, I'd like to share with you some tips of how to get rid of a burnt food smell in your house. First of all, you can start out with taking a bowl of vinegar and placing it in the room where the odor occurs - where the burnt smell is. It actually - one bad odor is going to replace the other. You can put some lemon peel in it, and that's actually going to help neutralize it. Also, you can take, believe it or not, some ground coffee. Place that in a bowl, and that right there will absorb some of the bad odor as well. You can also use baking soda if, just say, for instance, you get something in your drapes, or on some of your fabric, maybe if you have a fabric sofa or recliners. You can go ahead and sprinkle this on, and it easily vacuums up. And, you can sprinkle it in and vacuum off your drapes as well. Also, there's plenty of over-the-counter products that you can buy that actually will help neutralize the odors also that may occur in your carpet. So, there's plenty of different ideas and different options and tips of what you can do to get rid of that burnt smell. Not that it's really going to ever happen at my house, as I am a chef too, and I don't really burn anything. Oh, okay, maybe just a little. And, if you are interested in any recipes, please see me at


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