Delicious and flavorful foods like fish or curry can often cause lingering odors in the kitchen.This guide is about removing cooking odors from your home.
I tried everything to rid the house of the odor that was left after frying a wonderful fish dinner. The only thing that worked was "Yankee" candle. I used lemon/lavender and had it on about two hours. No spray even came close to ridding the house of day old fish smell.
By rosemarybarry2 from Loveland CO
February 8, 2010Best Answer
Boil vinegar and water on stove for a few minutes. Works for old cigarette smoke odor also.
August 2, 2011Best Answer
I have tried the vinegar on the stove thing but nothing works as well as the "pure air" candle I just bought from my local Oreck store. They said it would even take the bacon smell out and it did. I also tried it with fried redfish and it works. I think burning candles works the best.
By Candice 1
I am a university student and this year I have two foreign students from China living with me. Their food has a very strong smell, and they cook 3 times a day, sometimes more.
I clean twice a week, scrub every surface I can with either Mr. Clean or bleach and water, and the house smells fresh again. As soon as they cook again though, the entire house reeks to the point that its making me sick.
I've tried bowls of vinegar, baking soda, Febreze, air fresheners, boiling water and cinnamon and vinegar. They all help but they do not kill the odor, and I need something that will deodorize all day long. I'm at the end of my rope, and cannot find a solution, any ideas?
Candice from Windsor, ONT, Canada
By guest (Guest Post) Flag
October 15, 2005
Try boiling vinegar on the stove. You can use straight vinegar or add some water. If it's grease on the walls, then you need to spray the walls with vinegar and wipe.
By maziebabe 1
I fried pancakes 2 days ago and can't get rid of the fried oil smell. Can anybody help?
By Maziebabe from Redditch
December 21, 2010
For me, I'll do the same thing is to clean but when you are actually doing it open the windows or doors so that it'll take the smell away that's what I usually do when I cook things.
By rickie 1
How do I get rid of the fish odor which lingers throughout the house? I have tried lemon, vinegar, and disinfectant sprays to no avail. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated Thank you.
March 30, 2010
Get some Fresh-Wave spray, and use that.
check on google where you can buy it in your area.
Help! my house mate is a wimp when it comes to garlic odor. I need to remove the smell so I can continue cooking.
- Valerie Smith
June 6, 2011
Boil a pot of water with cinnamon in it. It will take most odors out in a room. Lana - Des Plaines, IL
After frying fish or something that leaves a lingering odor in the house. Put out several bowls with about a 1/2 cup white vinegar, particularly in the kitchen, for several hours or overnight. The odor will disappear. By Pam Rose
A cup of vinegar set on the kitchen counter will help eliminate kitchen odors.
When frying fish in the house after frying fish, use apple cider vinegar. Boil in a large or medium pot for between thirty minutes and an hour. Watch closely and you will not smell fish in your place. Try it, you will like the difference. It will smell very fresh and nice.