Your garlic fish culinary masterpiece was delicious last night, but it just smells icky today. How to get rid of the odour? "Food is a difficult stink to squash," says Mandy. "While kitchen vent fans are our favourite option for hot food, sometimes they are not an option due to space or budget restrictions. To remedy this situation, make sure to clean cooking surfaces consistently. Give your stovetop a thorough scrub weekly to ensure that you do not allow cooking oils and grease to build up, causing it to smell," she advises. To keep from forgetting, she recommends setting a recurrent phone reminder for cleaning up and cleaning out. "Make checking for expired food part of this routine. This way you remove odour-causing cold foods such as fruits and bread in a timely fashion as well."