Top 3 Foods That Cause Cooking Odors in your Home

Top 3 Foods That Cause Cooking Odors in your Home

Best Way To Get Rid of Fishy Smell in house

For those who love to cook can attest that along with the delicious food comes the chore of removing cooking smells from your home. Some of the common culprits that contribute to the cooking smell in your home are frying of onions, frying or baking fish, and the infamous curry spices that penetrate both your home’s contents and indoor air quality. Let’s get into some of the more common cooking odors and what you can do to get rid of cooking odors.

How To Get Rid of Fishy Smell

How To Get Rid of Fishy SmellFish is an excellent source of protein and it will be a shame to remove it from your diet just because you have a tough time removing the fishy smell from your home. There are several factors that contribute to the fish odors in your home, the scientific reasoning is that fish tissue contains an odorless chemical known as trimethylamine oxide. The moment that the fish is killed and exposed to oxygen, the trimethylamine oxide chemical is broken down into derivatives of ammonia, which we all know is considered to be a noxious odor.

Some food preparation techniques that can be put into place prior are soaking your fish in milk and refrigerating it for a couple of hours prior to cooking it.This will help reduce the triethylamine. but will not completely neutralize or remove the fish odors while you are preparing or cooking the fish.

Why Does Fish Smell

The problem is that when fish are killed, bacteria and fish enzymes convert TMAO into trimethylamine (TMA), which gives off the characteristic “fishy” odor.This smell can be reduced in two ways.TMA on the surface of the fish can be rinsed off with tap water.Treating the fish with acidic ingredients such as lemon, vinegar, or tomato can also cause TMA to bind to water and become less volatile.Thus the odor compounds do not reach the nose.

Freshwater fish generally do not accumulate TMAO because their environment is less salty than their cells.As a result, their flesh tends to be milder, and they do not get as “fishy” as ocean fish.However, freshwater fish sometimes suffer from an unpleasant “muddy” aroma.This often occurs in bottom-feeders such as catfish and is caused by two compounds produced by blue-green algae (geosmin and methyl isoborneol).These chemicals concentrate in the skin and dark muscle tissue of the fish.Acidic conditions will cause these compounds to break down, so there is a good reason for the inclusion of acidic ingredients in traditional recipes.

first reported on-https://www.nutrition.org/asn-blog/2011/08/is-fish-smelly/

Why Does Fish SmellThe problem is that when fish are killed, bacteria and fish enzymes convert TMAO into trimethylamine (TMA), which gives off the characteristic “fishy” odor.This smell can be reduced in two ways.TMA on the surface of the fish can be rinsed off with tap water.Treating the fish with acidic ingredients such as lemon, vinegar, or tomato can also cause TMA to bind to water and become less volatile.Thus the odor compounds do not reach the nose.

Freshwater fish generally do not accumulate TMAO because their environment is less salty than their cells.As a result, their flesh tends to be milder, and they do not get as “fishy” as ocean fish.However, freshwater fish sometimes suffer from an unpleasant “muddy” aroma.This often occurs in bottom-feeders such as catfish and is caused by two compounds produced by blue-green algae (geosmin and methyl isoborneol).These chemicals concentrate in the skin and dark muscle tissue of the fish.Acidic conditions will cause these compounds to break down, so there is a good reason for the inclusion of acidic ingredients in traditional recipes.

How to Get Rid of Onion smell

Moving on to the next cooking odor on this list, the infamous onion smell. Removing onion smell from your home is quite the chore and beyond contaminating your home’s indoor air quality, onion odors can actually do additional odor damage to your clothing, furniture, and carpeting as well.

Simply put the reason that onions made our list of top 3 cooking odors is closely related plants to the onion, (Leeks, Shallots, Garlic, Chives etc) contain thioallyl compounds or more commonly known as alliins. When you cut,dice, or chop an onion the alliin (an amino acid), is converted by an enzymatic reaction into allicin, this quickly breaks down into sulfide compounds. Sulphide compounds are associated with noxious smells and odors and this is the main contributor to distinctive smell in onions. So to put it simply the onion family has earned its stinky reputation because of the chemical change from alliin to sulphide compounds and nicely put sulphur just plain stinks.

How to get rid of Curry smell

Now onto the last but certainly not the last smelliest item on our cooking odor list, curry and spice odors.It is not the cooked curry that causes the smell in the house. Curry smell is not directly caused by the curry but the changing of the chemical composition in the curry while it is cooking .To make curry, the spices (such as cumin seeds) are typically fried or sauteed in a hot oil or clarified butter. While cooking the curry spices emit a fat-soluble essential oil, which contains a spice-specific aroma.

 

While under the presence of heat odorous vapors are created which contain these essential oils. The good part is that if you are a spice lover, curry does help kick up your food a few notches but on the downside, these curry and spice vapors are very corrosive and can easily get absorbed into items in your home such as clothing, upholstery, curtains, carpets, wallpaper, and indoor air. The oily nature of the smell carrier makes it difficult to remove by ordinary air fresheners and proper air filtration and equipment will be required to remove these cooking odors from your home

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How to get rid of cooking smells

If you made it this far down the blog post then you must have some vested interest in learning how to remove cooking odors from your home without having to ditch some of your favorite proteins and spices.As we discussed earlier in the post the majority of the cooking odors in your home are chemical odors and using fragrances or scented sprays will only make the matters worse. The OdorKlenz technology is made from earth friendly minerals, non-toxic,fragrance-free, and is designed to attack the chemical odors produced by your food while cooking and neutralize them. The OdorKlenz technology is a system approach and can be used to remove cooking odors and smells from your homes contents, surfaces, and indoor air quality

Remove Cooking Odors from your Home’s Surfaces

The OdorKlenz Source Treatment can be used on water-safe surfaces and is designed for use on carpets, fabrics, some upholstery, and other water extractable surfaces that come into contact with cooking odors and cooking smells. It destroys odors from a variety of sources, deep down, eliminating stubborn odors at the chemical source. OdorKlenz Source Treatment is a specially formulated product to provide maximum neutralization and odor extraction by capturing, destroying, and eliminating offending odor sources safely and effectively. Great to use on upholstery that has come into contact with the cooking odors as well as carpeting and solid surfaces.

Get Rid Of Cooking Smell from your Clothing

The OdorKlenz Laundry is a safe and effective laundry additive that works to eliminate a broad spectrum of odors which include cooking odors such as curry spices, onions smells, and fish smells from your clothing and linens. The technology used in OdorKlenz Laundry neutralizes the odors instead of masking them making it ideal for those with chemical and fragrance sensitivities and are looking to remove the odors at the source in lieu of just masking them with perfumes and scents that are located in common household deodorizers.

Removing Cooking odors from your Homes Living Area

The OdorKlenz® Mobile Air System is your solution to removing cooking odors in your home by eliminating odors through the systems two-stage filtration process. The unit is portable and once the patented OdorKlenz-Air® Cartridge (size 14”x14” included with purchase) is installed you will begin to remove and neutralize those unwanted cooking smells which are circulating in your home.
+ An easily installed OdorKlenz-Air Cartridge contains a proprietary blend of materials to neutralize odors,
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+ No tools are required for unit maintenance.
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OdorKlenz Odor Eliminating HVAC Filter

The OdorKlenz-Air Cartridge for HVAC systems eliminates chemical and malodors and associated with cooking odors and indoor air quality problems without releasing chemicals, fragrances, or masking agents back into the environment. The cartridges install right into your existing HVAC or furnaces system and treats the air as your system is running. Once the filter is installed and your unit is turned on the OdorKlenz cartridge begins to immediately restore air quality by removing the chemical odors and smells from your home’s indoor air. Go here to learn more about air purifier for cooking odors

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