How Do You Remove Stale Cooking Odors From Your House?

United States
April 10, 2007 11:29pm CST
We love to eat fish in our home. I just hate the smell that lingers for hours after I cook it. What do you use to freshen the air after you cook fish? Another problem is onions. If you don't seal up left over onions the kitchen reeks of onion. How do you get rid of kithen odor?
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@Foxxee (3654)
• United States
11 Apr 07
Fabreeze is my favorite. Plus I love to use candles or light an incent.
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• United States
11 Apr 07
I love using candles too Foxxee. Seems like candles are becoming more expensive than I remember.
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
Vinegars and candles, too. I'll try to use these items. These are very environment friendly ones.
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• United States
21 Apr 07
I'm enjoying the vinegar and candles idea. Thank everyone for their reminders and ideas. I'm using them now.
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
I use Lysol Spray in pine scent. It removes all the undesirable odors effectively. It also disinfects the entire area at the same time.
• United States
21 Apr 07
I used to use Lysol until I realized I was allergic to the aeresol content but thanks for the response.
• United States
20 Apr 07
You might try a little bowl of white vinegar. Just set it out in the kitchen, and let it do its work. Overnight is usually all it takes to remove the odor.
• United States
20 Apr 07
I've done the vinegar thing before and it always works. I don't know why I didn't remember it. Thanks for reminding me.
@theponch (198)
• United States
12 Apr 07
Hi, I've seen many of your responses to my discussions. Thanks! Funny you should ask the question about ridding odors in the home, my pert time job outside the home actually consists of selling air cleaners. The one I sell is called the Edenpure Air Purifier. What it does is to remove the odors, pet dander, smoke, dust mites, viruses, mold, etc. from your breathing air. It helps get rid of many odors, it helps also with sinuses and allergies. You can find more information on line at www.Biotechresearch.com or even contact me at (330)633-4890. Don't worry, I've used this product in my home, so I know what I'm talking about. theponch's wife
• United States
12 Apr 07
Hi there. I'm gonna go check it out on the web. Thanks for the info. You have good discussions....
@34momma (13918)
• United States
11 Apr 07
when i cook fish i cook with the windows open. oust is a great spray that really helps to get rid of the fish smell, or any smells that may stay to long.
• United States
12 Apr 07
Thanks momma. I'm usually burning candles anyway. And since we bake the fish, and wash up right after, there's usually not a problem. I don't use sprays much. The gas they use to make them spray out of the can makes me choke up. I don't know why. Allergic I guess.
@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
11 Apr 07
i usually light a candle...lemon scented ones seem to work the best for us...and i take the garbage out right away because the scraps cause alot of the odor....
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• United States
12 Apr 07
Thanks lightningMD. I found taking out the garbage works well too, 'specially when you put onion scraps in it. Lemon huh?