No matter how diligent you may be in washing and maintaining your dishes, pots and pans, you nevertheless may end up with kitchen utensils and dinnerware that end up carrying with them a strong odor. Over time, even high quality and well maintained dinnerware and utensils can end up carrying with them offensive, strong odors.
Many a time when a person is confronted with smelly tableware and cooking utensils, they simply despair and began looking for replacement items. However, all is not lost and there are some steps that you can take to keep your cookware and tableware smelling fresh and odor free.
One very useful step that you can take to fight odors that can become associated with kitchenware from time to time is to add lemon juice to your dishwater. If your dishes and cooking pans have retained strong odors that dish-washing soap might not be able to take out, add a quarter cup of lemon juice to each basin of your dishwater. In nearly every case of foul-smelling odors, lemon juice does the trick. Even after one washing with lemon juice in the mix, you will find that the once offensive odors have gone. In addition to adding lemon juice to your wash water, consider stuffing your pots with dry newspaper after you have washed them and before you store them away. Newspaper can, in many instances, aid in preventing the occurrence of odours in cookware of all types.
Ultimately, by following these simple, practical tips, you will be able to have fresh smelling kitchenware, cookware and tableware and you will be able to extend the life of all of these necessary culinary equipment.
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