4 Innovative Ways that Charcoal can Help Your Kitchen Problems

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4 Innovative Ways that Charcoal can Help Your Kitchen

Charcoal is a versatile element that can be used in a wide variety of ways in your kitchen, from getting rid of bad odors to freshening up flower arrangements. Charcoal's high degree of porosity makes it an incredibly useful item to have on hand in your home. Here are four of our favorite innovative ways to use charcoal in the kitchen.

4 Innovative Ways to Use Charcoal in the Kitchen

Charcoal is great at absorbing and eliminating odors.

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Odor particles get trapped in the pores of charcoal.

One way you can use charcoal to eliminate odors in your kitchen is to keep some charcoal briquettes in a bowl and keep it in your refrigerator. The briquettes will absorb lingering, unpleasant smells.

How is this hack different from just using a box of open baking soda?

Charcoal absorbs a wider range of smells than baking soda due to its greater porosity. Just be sure to replace the charcoal as necessary, depending on the intensity of the odors.


Just like odors, charcoal is great at absorbing moisture.

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This makes it an ideal choice to control humidity levels in different areas of your kitchen.

Here's how you can use it: take an old glass jar and poke holes in the top. Then, fill the jar with a few pieces of charcoal and place it in areas where you experience moisture buildup. If you don't have a jar available, an old sock filled with charcoal will also do the trick.


Need to keep a beautiful flower arrangement fresh and lively?

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Charcoal is the solution you need!

Drop a quarter-sized piece of charcoal into your flower vase with water to extend the life of your flowers. The charcoal helps by filtering out the contaminants from the water, providing a healthier environment for your flowers to thrive.


You can use charcoal to convert and enhance your range hood.

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Charcoal filters can be used in range hoods that require ductless operation.

Because charcoal is so good at trapping odors and moisture as well as filtering out contaminants, it makes an essential element for ductless range hoods. These range hoods need a way to neutralize air and particles that they suck up during operation. Charcoal filters help cleanse air in the kitchen, reduce lingering smells from cooking, and trap any grease particles that might be floating in the air. (Wondering how to install them? We have the perfect guide for you.)

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Give these kitchen charcoal hacks a try!

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You might be surprised at how this simple element can improve your kitchen.

With these tips in mind, you can start harnessing the power of charcoal to eliminate odors, absorb moisture, cleanse your kitchen air, prolong the life of your flowers, and enhance your range hood.