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Sep 1, 2013 02:48 PM

How to get burger smell out of house?

As mentioned in my other topic I have acquired a George Foreman Grill and have being making burgers on it every other day.

The problem is that is makes my whole suite smell - I live in a bachelor suite so the smell is everywhere...

I have 2 windows open while cooking but that does not make a difference. I leave the windows open daily but that smell still remains.

Once I get home from work and open the front door I am hit by the stench.

I left a big bowl of coffee grounds out in the kitchen, then in the main room for 2 weeks and it did nothing. I can only see that being useful in a closed environment like a fridge or a closet.

Any suggestions? I am not a fan of stuff that just covers up the smell like Febreze.

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  1. Did you give all your cabinets and counters a really good wipe down with an anti-grease type cleaner like 409? I've found doing that helps a lot.

    1. i really can not think of a solution if you are going to cook burgers every other day.

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      1. re: genoO

        Agreed - you're not giving the smell much time to air out if you're making burgers that frequently. I would just spray some febreeze in between, honestly.

      2. So cook a bunch of Carribiean, Phillipino, Mexican, Greek food etc. Burger grease smell all gone!

        1. Putting a fan in the window facing out can help alot.

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          1. re: weezieduzzit

            Yes, do this while cooking. Also, it might be my imagination, but it seems like cleaning the coffee pot by running white vinegar through it helps clean the air. I can't stand the smell of Febreze either and have only ever used it when I'm desperate. I recently saw a commercial saying they have a new one with no fragrance.

            1. re: weezieduzzit

              Another though is dishes of activated charcoal- more effective than coffee grounds.

            2. I suggest putting the grease into the freezer until you can take the trash out. Also I assume you're cleaning the grill carefully after each use. Is there a vent above your stove you can run while you're grilling? That might help too.