my schnoz can't take it anymore.
February 18, 2012 10:24 PM Subscribe
How do I cancel out really pungent odors left behind by someone's cooking?
posted by iLoveTheRain to home & garden (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Lately I've noticed that the odors from my roommate's cooking have been making me really sick. She typically cooks with a lot of spices, minced garlic in particular, and though I've repeatedly asked her not to she tends to eat very little of what she makes and instead dumps the leftovers down our sink or into the garbage. Our apartment is small enough that the smells of these foods altogether are overwhelming and i have seriously woken up in the middle of the night after she cooks and thrown up at the smell. The burnt garlic left behind gives me migraines.
I really like this girl and she's already been super accommodating about my sensitive hearing, so I ask you: how can I cancel out the smells her cooking leaves behind more effectively?
I have tried leaving windows open, febreze, lemons down the sink, and vinegar in the microwave, but those are fire-putter-outers. Ideally I am looking for a solution that is not chemical-centric but beggars can't be choosers.