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post #1 of 12
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While I was out at work last night hubby decided to cook a turkey breast for dinner. He seared it on the stove top and transferred it to the oven. When I came home everyone was asleep but the smell of the cooking was overwhelming! I could hardly sleep all night. Hubby explained that he had kept the windows open during cooking and kept the fan and exhaust on in the kitchen the whole time. It's a bit cold to keep windows open all the time with a baby in the house, so what can I do to get rid of this smell? It smells like burnt chicken skin yuck!

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post #2 of 12

I know it may seem crazy, but try boiling a big pot of water for a while. The moisture in the air might absorb some of the smell.

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.”
Oscar Wilde

 

 

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post #3 of 12

Fabreze, sprayed liberally throughout your house.

 

Buy him a more powerful vent hood too!

post #4 of 12

Ah, burnt chicken skin!  how can it be bad?

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post #5 of 12
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No it's bad, there might have been some feather still stuck on :(

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post #6 of 12

burnt feathers, a whole nother story

i find that strong smells are as bad as loud noises for waking me up.  The cleaning person in our building uses one of these highly scented detergents to wash the stairwells.   The smell seeps in under the front door, goes down the hall to my bedroom and like an alarm, it wakes me up out of a sound sleep.  perfume pollution, yuck

"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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post #7 of 12
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That exact same thing happens to me too siduri, the hallway gets cleaned with ammonia and the smell permeates the whole building. I have asked them numerous times to clean with something different but to no avail. I am not one to tolerate any kind of smell.

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post #8 of 12

One more thing we share - it's one reason i can't let my husband eat raw garlic - when he turns towards me in his sleep i "hear" a garlic alarm!

"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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post #9 of 12
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Some people react poorly to eating garlic, it seeps right through their pores. I remember numerous times when my father had to sleep on the couch after a super garlicky dinner. My mother likes to eat a raw onion or a raw clove of garlic per day.

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post #10 of 12

My husband makes awesome fish and chips.

Love to eat it HATE the residual odor.

I encourage him to strain and refrigerate used oil and wipe down the cooktop and the counters, as well as back splash adjacent to the area as soon as things cool down.

Don't forget the floors.

The vent hood (and filter screen) also needs to be washed with warm soapy water.

Once or twice a year (or when the above measures do not help) I have the housekeeper wash down the walls (warm soapy water) in the kitchen and rooms that connect to it.

If none of the above does the job, you may have to bust out your steam cleaner for any rugs or carpets, upholstered furniture and cushions.

Febreze is your friend, I also used those hotplate type scented wax melter thingees.

WalMart has a nice selection of long lasting scented cubes with all the candles.

$2 for a pack that lasts a few months.

Smoke type odors are one of the hardest to remove from the home.

Been there.

 

mimi

post #11 of 12
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Thanks flipflop, my husband likes to experiment with curry and that takes days to clear. I ended up opening all the windows and allowing the house to aerate while my son and I went out for a walk. It did the trick. I don't use febreze, it's too many chemical for having around the house with the toddler. But you're right, walls and curtains and rugs really do hold on to odors.

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post #12 of 12

Another crazy concept, but it does work (especially in fridge)  Drill a bunch of small holes in a 2 liter plastic bottle.  Fill the bottle with aquarium carbon (make sure holes are smaller than filter carbon bits)  Place in front of fan on high.  Works pretty well.  It works great to remove smells from fridge but obviously you don't need the fan.

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