This one need not be limited to the kitchen, but here's a way to actually clean the air in your house
without using a very expensive air filtration system. The type of air cleaning I'm talking about isn't where you buy an overpriced filtration system for your a/c system and then you find out it's really just a glorified system to remove pollen, dust and mold from the air. No, I'm talking about combating Sick Building Syndrome by removing carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and benzene. How do you do it environmentally without even using electricity? Answer- common houseplants. No joke. NASA did a 2 year study to show that a large amount of house plants can rid your home of these noxious chemicals.
Here's the best of breed in plant air cleaners:
Bamboo Palm - Chamaedorea Seifritzii
Chinese Evergreen - Aglaonema Modestum
English Ivy - Hedera Helix
Gerbera Daisy - Gerbera Jamesonii
Janet Craig - Dracaena "Janet Craig"
Marginata - Dracaena Marginata
Mass cane/Corn Plant - Dracaena Massangeana
Mother-in-Law's Tongue - Sansevieria Laurentii
Pot Mum - Chrysantheium morifolium
Peace Lily - Spathiphyllum "Mauna Loa"
Warneckii - Dracaena "Warneckii"