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Feb 9, 2007 02:56 PM

Getting rid of food odours

Any suggestions on how to get rid of food odours such as curry that still smells the next morning?

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  1. besides opening the window, you can simmer some white vinegar.

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    1. re: hotoynoodle

      Does this make the place smell like vinegar? By that I mean is it just masking the smell?

    2. Vanilla candle seems to work for me (usually from Bath & Body Works). A few years ago, a friend had given me a "chef's candle" that she got in Marshall's, and the manufacturer was French, I believe. This candle took the scents right out of the air without adding anything else heavy. I Googled the name but couldn't seem to find it anywhere here in the States. So the vanilla candle works for me.

      1. I always burn soy candles. They burn clean with no soot. I light it even before I start cooking and let it burn until I go to bed. It tends to take care of the smell. We installed an exhaust fan too, and that is nice although I know it's not an option for everyone.

        1. I've found that incense works well and quickly.

          1. If you're going to gry something then set a bowl of distilled vinegar close to the stove it absorbs the odor. A "smoker's candle" is the same as a chef's candle and can be purchased at Wal Mart in the checkout lane. Both work great.