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Cooking and oven odors --- need some help!

I am very sensitive to odors and as I get older, am getting even worse!  I notice that odors produced in the kitchen - whether it be from hot oil, things done in the oven, etc., really bother me, as these smells seem to linger, especially throughout the night.

 

Both DH and I have lung issues so we cannot tolerate sprays or candles that have strong artiticial scents that mask and cover up these odors.

 

Is there anything that one can use to help clear the air of these smells without heavy scents and chemicals?

 

We have a very small house and once an odor starts it seems to permeate the whole place quickly!

 

Thanks so much for your help!  

 

 

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Re: Cooking and oven odors --- need some help!

Lampe Berger lamps/oils.

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Re: Cooking and oven odors --- need some help!

Have you tried air filters? 

 

They can be kind of big and in the way, but perhaps that would help some?

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Re: Cooking and oven odors --- need some help!


@mominohio wrote:

Have you tried air filters? 

 

They can be kind of big and in the way, but perhaps that would help some?


@mominohio

 

I'm not sure I know what you mean??  Sorry, don't mean to be dense.  Do you mean like a free standing air purifier?  

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@Hoovermom wrote:

Lampe Berger lamps/oils.


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What is this exactly?  An air freshner of sorts?  Thnx.

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Re: Cooking and oven odors --- need some help!

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Re: Cooking and oven odors --- need some help!

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I have an air purifier that is amazing for removing odors.    We eat salmon because it's really healthy but I cannot tolerate the odor that seems to permeate the entire kitchen.  

 

I turn the purifier on and within just a very short time you can't tell that I had ever prepared salmon.  

 

My purifier is a Kenmore and although it was somewhat expensive I believe it was money well spent.   It has a Hepa filter and also a removable filter.   It is large but it really doesn't seem out of place or conspicuous in my dining room.  

 

Like you, I also seem to be more sensitive to odors.   I can barely walk through a candle aisle or go into a florist shop without the scents making me feel queasy.   

 

I wanted to add that I don't use the purifier only when cooking.   I also turn it on to help freshen the air throughout the house.  

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* I love fresh air, so even in the winter, so I air the house every day.

* My mother often put out a small bowl of ammonia in the kitchen, and I don't recall any lingering odors.

* My aunt loves her tabletop air cleaner/filter. 

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Open your windows!  I sleep with my bedroom window open every night of the year, even when it got down to -14°.

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Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag from Amazon: MIRACULOUS!