Cooking Asian recipes with curry sometimes leaves lingering smells in the house. Some find the odor offensive. People who grow up in the home where curry is being cooked become immune to the smell. We have found 4 simple but effective methods that many find helpful to remove curry odors from home.
- Change all the air filters. Remove and discard curtains and other upholstered furniture.
- Wash all the surfaces with Vinegar/water solution (One cup of water, Two Tablespoons of white vinegar). Spray the walls to a damp and pay particular attention to the kitchen area. Make sure to get around range (stove) and any area where curry oil vapors could hide. Keep the windows open to let the house air-dry.
- Buy ‘Live Microbial Agent’ sold at most of the hardware stores. Prepare a spray with equal amount of water. The Microbial agents have a live bacteria that eats odors. Spray the entire house with the live microbial agent (ceilings, walls, carpets, furniture and equipments). Keep the windows open to let the house air-dry for 2 days. Repeat this process
- In a pot add 3 cups of white vinegar, one cup of water and 6 sticks of Cinnamon. Let it come to a boil. Turn down heat to a simmer. Keep away from the cooking vinegar, it will irritate your eyes. Let it simmer for about 4 hours. Make sure pot does not go dry. The house will be filled with Vinegar vapors. Vinegar is an acid and acts like a solvent to the essential oils deposited.