I want to eat you, not smell you
January 30, 2012 9:37 AM Subscribe
Do you cook a lot? Yet your house smells clean? Tell me how you do it!
posted by yawper to Home & Garden (15 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
I’m Indian; I cook a fair amount of Indian food. Unfortunately many Indian dishes start by sautéing onions until they’re nice and golden. They taste delicious, but they stink up the whole ground floor of my house! Lately I feel that my house has taken on a stale smell from too much cooking. I run the stove’s exhaust when cooking but it doesn’t solve the problem completely.
A) What can I do to eliminate (not just mask) the current smell?
B) How do I prevent this in future? I’ve heard that burning a candle in the kitchen while cooking helps; does it really? (I tried and didn’t notice much difference).
We have central heat and air and use both (heat from approx. Oct-April and AC June-Aug).
Would changing our furnace filter help? What about duct cleaning? Curtains and rugs? We have mostly blinds and hardwood or tile floors.
I've read through this thread
and it has helpful suggestions for adding new scents (simmering cinnamon on the stove etc) but I feel I need more than that to get rid of the existing smell. Thanks!