How to get rid of cooking smell while selling your home in Virginia

Here are few tips to get rid of the smell:

1. While cooking pour Vinegar in small bowl and leave it around.
2. I have read this online but haven't tried, pour Vanilla extract on a cotton ball leave around the house.
2. Turn on the exhaust fan before you start cooking and leave it ON after you are done cooking.
3. After cooking if the house still smell, boil a cup or two mixture of Vinegar and water (25:75). If don't like to strong odor of Vinegar, add couple of drops of Vanilla extra to the boiling vinegar. Also a friend of mine recommended Red Wine Vinegar instead of while distilled vinegar.
4. Roast coffee beans.
5. Boil a pot of water filled with orange peels or lemon peels or cinnamon it will kill the smell.
6. Pour beer in a baking tray and put it in the oven on low heat, it will smell like a fresh baked bread.
7. Baking soda left in an open container absorbs the cooking odor of the kitchen or room.
8. Turn on the ceiling fans in the rooms around the kitchen. Or place a wall or portable fan close to the window near your kitchen.
9. If you have non-porous kitchen counter, wipe it with lemon or vinegar water.
10. Wash the vent filters after cooking.
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June 01 2010 - Fairfax
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These are really great tips! Thank you!
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May 03 2011
Except for # 6, don't waste the beer, bake bread instead.
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