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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 Rosemary Barry from Loveland CO
Boil vinegar and water on stove for a few minutes. Works for old cigarette smoke odor also.
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.
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When use of extractor fan or prolonged wide-opening of windows is not an option, just how does one effectively get rid of cooking smells after a big fry-up, particularly of fish?
YT in London
You could put a pot on the stove to simmer with a little lemon, cinnamon and water. we have done that for any types of odors. We also use a small fry pot (like a frydaddy)sometimes and put it on the back porch to cook fish
Also here in the states is a product called OdorBan and you can mix it with water and let it simmer and it eliminates odor (02/23/2005)
By daria ervin
A bowl of white vinegar on the stove after frying fish usually takes care of the odor that lingers in the air. (02/23/2005)
Just take 1 Tbsp. white vinegar (or even cider vinegar) mix with 1/2 cup water and spritz the air, or set a few bowls of pure vinegar around and it will absorb all of the odor. Even the vinegar smell will go in a very short time. (02/23/2005)
Simply heat (NOT boil) 1/2 cup white vinegar until the smell disappears. The vinegar smell quickly dissipates, too. (02/24/2005)
Use a Odor absorbing Splatter Screen, spray some lime or lemon oil on the splatter screen periodically or just rub fresh lemon or lime on the S.C. The SC absorbs cooking odors of smelly foods (odoriferous foods) and the heat emits clean citrus smell. The SC if made of activated carbon fabrics. For more technical and general information e-mail tedtomal1 AT aol.com (01/05/2009)
By Thaddeus A.