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Old 08-26-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
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How to get fish smell out of the house?

For dinner I made fresh salmon and cod. Now my whole house stinks.

Any good remedies to get rid of that smell?
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:26 PM   #2
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For dinner I made fresh salmon and cod. Now my whole house stinks.

Any good remedies to get rid of that smell?
Yes -- buy a grill and use that exclusively for fish! My husband gets a kick out of me grilling fish in CT in January in a foot of snow but I refuse to cook fish in my house. Love seafood but can't stand the smell.

Do the usual anti-smell stuff: put out bowls of vinegar and coffee grounds (separately.) Cook some bacon. Run your dehumidifier. Bake a pie. Good luck!
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:30 PM   #3
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I used to use a candle or incense. Now we ignore it because we make fish all time.

I used to have this GREAT scent from "Partylite", remember them? Now it is all used up.

It was like a lemongrass/lime thing. I could light that sucker for 15mins and the smell would be gone.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:35 PM   #4
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Here's an old nurse's trick: Put a dab of Vicks Vaporub under your nose. Sorry, I dont' know how to get the smell out of your house, which is why I don't cook it--I go to the local seafood restaurant for my fishy fix.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:40 PM   #5
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For dinner I made fresh salmon and cod. Now my whole house stinks.

Any good remedies to get rid of that smell?
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I had burnt teriyaki chicken smell in mine and this really helped when nothing else did. Pour white vinegar into shallow bowls and place them around the house. I put one in each room that had the smell and then out one on a small garbage can turned upside down in the hall. I then went grocery shopping and when I came home, smell was gone! I was amazed, because we had tried everything from febreeze to Lysol for two days and couldn't get rid of the bad smell.

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This is a SURE FIRE method to get the smell out.

Let a skunk walk through your house. Just as it is departing, have a firecracker go off.

No more fish smell ......ever.
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I haven't ever tried this, but I read on Pinterest, that if you boil some white vinegar it will immediately take the smell away.

If I were you, I'd leave a bowl of white vinegar in the kitchen to see if that helps.
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Sounds like vinegar is the winner. I'll give that a try today. Thanks.
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When I use Fabreeze, it just smells like flowery fish
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Sounds like vinegar is the winner. I'll give that a try today. Thanks.
My mom always boils the vinegar. I can't stand the smell but it does work.
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Yes -- buy a grill and use that exclusively for fish! My husband gets a kick out of me grilling fish in CT in January in a foot of snow but I refuse to cook fish in my house. Love seafood but can't stand the smell.

Do the usual anti-smell stuff: put out bowls of vinegar and coffee grounds (separately.) Cook some bacon. Run your dehumidifier. Bake a pie. Good luck!
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I would leave the windows all open for as long as you can and do some cleaning. Topped off with some fabreze or major scented candles, scentsy things or something similar
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