About This QuizEveryone likes the smell of a nice dinner cooking. The problem is that kitchen odors aren't always nice ones. Food and germs stick to utensils and become smelly. Take this quiz to learn some tips for keeping your kitchen smelling clean and fresh.
What is the first step in eliminating kitchen odors?
Spray air freshener.
Find the source of the odor.
Finding the source of the smell is the first step to take.
Wipe down your counters.
What sort of foods in the refrigerator should you throw out?
foods over the use by date
Throw out foods that are beyond their use-by date. This alone may be enough to cure a stink problem.
any leftovers more than one day old
food that is approaching its use by date
Use a sponge with _____ on it to wipe down the refrigerator.
Sprinkle baking soda on a sponge and wipe down the refrigerator walls, shelves and other surfaces with it.
Which parts of the refrigerator should you be especially careful to clean?
parts that grow mildew
Take special care to clean the parts of the fridge that are prone to growing mildew, such as rubber seals. Wipe them down with white vinegar after you've cleaned with baking soda.
parts that are exposed to liquids
the fruit compartment
How can you stop your garbage bin from smelling?
Change the bag once a week.
Line the bin with two garbage bags.
Place lemon peels at the bottom.
Placing lemon or orange peels at the bottom of the garbage can will help to deodorize the garbage. Try to change the bag regularly.
Cooking fish can create a bad odor. How can you prevent this?
Keep the fish covered.
Only cook salmon.
Leave a dish of bleach on the counter.
Pour a small amount of bleach into a shallow glass dish and leave it somewhere in the kitchen where it will not be in the way or spill onto your clothes or the food. The bleach will absorb the fish odor.
What should you do with the bleach when you have finished cooking the fish?
Pour it into the garbage.
Pour it down the kitchen sink.
Pour the bleach down the kitchen sink in order to deodorize the drain.
Pour it into the garden.
How can you remove odors from plastic containers?
Leave a piece of newspaper in the container.
Before you throw away your Tupperware because of stubborn odors, try placing a crumpled piece of newspaper in the container overnight with the lid sealed tightly. When you remove the paper in the morning, the odor should go with it.
Leave a lemon in the container.
Place bleach in the container.
Why does wood absorb odors so easily?
because it is a natural material
because it is porous
Wood is porous, so odors are easily absorbed into it and can be difficult to remove.
because germs like the taste of wood
How can you deodorize your wooden utensils?
Rub a lemon on them.
Cut a lemon and rub the cut side of it on your wooden utensils to remove bad odors.
Soak them in eucalyptus oil.
Replace them when they get smelly.