- Tehama Jan 21, 2008 01:11 AM
I made Julia Child's Soupe à l'oignon (French onion) soup yesterday and it turned out amazing. However --- still --- the odor of onions are infiltrating my house. Any tried & true tricks on how to eliminate the odor?
A similar thing happened recently when I pan fried some salmon in a cast iron skillet on the stove (again, great recipe, but not worth the odor). It seemed to take days for that smell to dissipate
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Beside the usual stuff (opening windows/doors, etc.), I usually also break out the Febreeze when I cook something smelly. Cooking odors can get trapped in drapes, upholstery, etc. and at least in my experience, the Febreeze helps a lot. Also, be sure to change out your dishtowels in the kitchen. Good luck!
I agree with Susy Q on the Febreeze. We use Febreeze Fabric Refresher as well as Febreeze Air. Combination works great for eliminating cooking odors.
I tried this method after reading about it on CH (i think in another thread), and it works so well! Since then I have been placing a small ceramic bowl with vinegar in it close to my stove. Now even when I fry fish, the smell only lasts for like 10 mins. Then the smell is all gone and I can only smell vinegar! It works so well!
If I am not cooking I simply cover the bowl.
Burning candles -- scented, unscented, beeswax, hand dipped, as long as they have a flame -- always works for me.