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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tip: Vanilla Extract in the Oven for a great smelling home!




Vanilla Extract in the Oven for a great smelling home!

Put two caps full of vanilla extract in a coffee cup (or oven proof dish) place it in the oven at 300 degrees for one hour.. within twenty minutes the whole house smells fantastic!! (common trick used by realtors to make homes smell simply delicious) 

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Dori

52 comments :

  1. What a great idea! ! I've tried it on the top of the stove, but I imagine that inside the oven would be more effective. I've added orange peels to my vanilla before also. Smells delicious=)

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  2. Is this only for electric stoves cause I tried my gas and it just burns it :(

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  3. Yea my gas stove burnt it too :(

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    1. Lower the temp. That is what I have to do with almost everything Iput in my gas oven.

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  4. My oven is electric and it just burned too.....I'm going to try again and add some water to the cup with the vanilla?? It'll dilute it, but you should still get the vanilla smell. Hopefully...

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  5. i love the idea if it worked but i can't imagine wasting gas or electric for an hour to do it and having the house heated up. would be fine in the winter.

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  6. I tried this & mine just burnt up as well :(

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    1. its not supposed to be an hour. try a couole of minutes!

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  7. What about on a candle warmer?!

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  8. Put vanilla in an empty plug in works great

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  9. My electric stove burnt it and I couldn't smell it at all.

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  10. The tip says to put the vanilla extract in the OVEN, not on your STOVE. Common sense tells me that leaving vanilla on a stove burner for an hour will burn it...

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    1. They're talking about the oven .. Mine burnt as well.

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  11. I lowered the temp to 225 and it worked great. Not a very complicated adjustment if its burning. Also, you need to make sure its not directly under the upper heating element. That could cause it to burn. For easy cleanup out of the mug/oven-safe dish just pour some 70% rubbing alcohol or boiling water in let sit for 10-15 minutes. Should easily wipe clean.

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  12. This is just stupid!!! 2Cups of vanilla extract??!! So u waist $15 of good vanilla extract so the house can smell good???? How about you get Glade plugins!!! Smh

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    1. Yea someone needs glasses lol

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    2. That just made me laugh!

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    3. OMG that just made me laugh even harder! Made my morning!

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    4. Write out your words or don't comment at all. Your enthusiasm only requires one exclamation point and your obvious confusion doesn't require that many question marks.

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    5. Well, two cups would make your house smell like the philsberry doughboys butt hole.

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    6. Caps not cups. Pay attention.

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  13. It read two capfuls not two cup,just thought I would clarify that.

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  14. Does anyone know how long the scent lasts?

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  15. It is suppose to say two capfuls. Just two capfuls using the cap from the vanilla.

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  16. This worked great for me! I have a gas stove and put the coffee on the bottom rack at 300. Within 20min the smell of stale bacon from the night before was replaced with a delightful aroma! Thanks for the tip!

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  17. would this work for an electric oil burner?

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  18. Sounds like it would smell amazing. I do have a question though, why does it need to be in for an hour if it works within 20 minutes?

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  19. ...or just make some dang cookies.

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  20. I Love this!!! We are getting ready to sell our home and this will definately be one more thing we do right before a showing.......

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  21. I just put some in the oven to try it, another thing I always do is put the peels from our oranges into a pot with water and some cinnamon, let it simmer and it makes the house smell yummy, and if you have a pine tree throw a few pine needles in too!

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    1. I wish I was cool like you! I bet that smells amazing!
      -Tk

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  22. Gonna try Sounds good I love vanilla.

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  23. I just baked a cake and am trying this just after turning the 350 degree oven off. I am using a small ramekin dish. Hopefully, it won't burn this way!

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  26. this is awesome. I only have imitation vanilla, and I was worried of how different that would make the outcome. I also tapped in a little bit of nutmeg, cinnamon, and gloves into the mixture and set it on the top rack just in case the outcome became disastrous. It's been in for 30 minutes now and the house smells amazing. I keep checking on it, and everything's fine, nothing is burning. thank you so much!

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  27. I am trying a cupcake pan. Put water in the rest and vanilla in the middle one. I can already smell the vanilla warming up . it smells amazing! Thank you for this tip!

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  28. Just found this on Pinterest the other day and tried it yesterday. When hubby got home he immediately commented on how good the house smelled and wanted to know what I was making. While he was disappointed that there was anything yummy in the oven, he did say I need to remember this trick. ;)

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  29. Trying it now and with all the arguing, too many people have too much time on their hands

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  30. Trying it now, been about 15 minutes and already smells good : ) I put it on 225 degrees so that it doesn't burn though :)

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  31. What a wonderful idea. Out of all the oven cleaning pages that I have viewed in the last hour, I have not once seen this idea mentioned for making my home smell nice. I actually had my oven professionally cleaned last month by oven cleaning sheffield so this idea will work great as my oven is squeaky clean.

    Thanks!

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  32. I JUST did this and the house smells wonderful! I was afraid it would burn like some of you said so I turned heat down to 275 and also added just a tad bit of water to the mix!

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  34. Thanks for sharing such a nice post.

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  35. Do you leave the oven door open ( I have electric oven)

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  36. Amazing post. I am going to try it with this vanilla extract. It sounds really interesting. Thank you for sharing this post! Greetings!

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  37. Could one use some water in a coffee cup and extract in a microwave ?

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