How to Make Your Kitchen Smell Good

Many people see the kitchen as the heart of the home – and for good reason, too. From cooking meals to having conversations and entertaining guests, it’s somewhere that we spend a lot of time. But with so much going on in the kitchen, smells can start to surface and stick around if we don’t give it the upkeep that it needs. With that said, here’s how to make the kitchen smell good including how to keep it clean and what fragrances to use to keep it smelling consistently fresh.

The regular upkeep

Regular upkeep is a must in any kitchen if you want to keep it clean, sanitised and smelling fresh. With lots of chopping, preparing and cooking going on, the kitchen is prone to lots of foodborne germs; maintenance is not just needed to keep bad odours at bay, but for your safety, too. The secret? Act QUICK. When there’s dishes in the sink, clean them. When the dishwasher’s full, turn it on. When you’ve spilt food or drink on surfaces, scrub them. When the bins are full, take them out. And remember, once a week – always check your fridge for any food that’s gone off and if so, get rid of it right away. Cleaning it out every now and again will also help.


Let in the air

There’s nothing like the smell of fresh baking and home cooked meals to get home to, but these can quickly turn unpleasant when they are left to linger. Any chance that you get, crack open your window to give the room some much-welcomed ventilation and to keep the kitchen smelling fresh. When you’re cooking, make sure you turn on the extractor fan. This is one of the best ways to battle those pesky, over-powering food smells.


Light a candle

We all love a sit-down dinner around the table every now and again and what better way to set the mood with a nice candle or two? Our Air Wick® candles not only create a warm, welcoming environment, but they also add an invigorating fragrance to your kitchen that makes any mealtime that little bit more memorable. You can view our whole range of candles here.


Tactfully place an Air Wick® Plug-In

Your kitchen is a special place, so it shouldn’t just look good but feel good, too – and a scent is one way to achieve that. Your kitchen goes through so many scent cycles depending on what’s cooking throughout the day, so it helps to have something that can define its personality and provide a consistent, long-lasting fragrance to the home. You can browse our Air Wick® Plug-Ins here, which will allow you to control the scent intensity – turning it up higher on days when your kitchen needs that extra boost.


The kitchen is a huge part of your home, so it’s no wonder you want it to feel welcoming for you and your guests. That can’t happen if it always smells of cooking fumes or food left too long, so follow our advice for a kitchen that smells fresh, no matter the time of day!