Asked on Jun 05, 2016

Eggs boiled dry, exploded, stinks and house still smokey...HELP!!

by Lea
I let the dog out and I got busy on the deck waiting for her forgetting I put eggs on to boil. I've been inside now for 30 mins. The windows open, fans going but still VERY smokey. Anything else I can do to get rid of the smoke? What can I do for the smell? HELP!!!!PLEASE!
  9 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 06, 2016
    Try boiling white vinegar with water on the stove continually . Open up some baking soda boxes as well. The combination should take care of the odor.
  • Lea Lea on Jun 06, 2016
    Only one member came to my rescue and suggested white vinegar and water on the stove continously (something I use in the winter to help the sinus') and baking soda. I used the vinegar suggestion, open windows, fans and fragrant candles.
  • Susan Litt Susan Litt on Jun 06, 2016
    If the vinegar isn't cutting the odour, try boiling up some thickly sliced oranges or lemons. The citric acid will help to break down the sulfur smell of the eggs.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Jun 06, 2016
    I would simmer some orange slices and cinnamon sticks. Boiling vinegar to me would be a worse smell than the eggs! Definitely open the windows and get some fresh air flowing through the kitchen.
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    • MN Mom MN Mom on Jun 06, 2016
      I use vinegar a lot for cleaning but can't stand the smell LOL I hope your place is smelling better no matter what you chose!
  • Lea Lea on Jun 06, 2016
    Yes I know, I mentioned in an earlier reply that it's great for a head cold in the winter. I've used it often. Vinegar is useful for so many things. I always have it handy. Thanx again.
  • Adrienne Michalek Adrienne Michalek on Apr 09, 2021

    I just did the same thing.....but fell asleep for 2 hrs and awoken by the smoke detector. So....what worked for the smoke and sulphur smell?

  • Deb K Deb K on Jan 09, 2022

    Hi Lea, Simply set small bowls half filled with baking soda in a few key areas around your home, on top of a stove or near a garbage pail for a few hours to absorb and neutralize burnt odors as necessary. Remember to place the bowls of baking soda away from children or pets. Hope this helps you out

  • Jennifer Jennifer on Apr 28, 2022

    What about the residual smell on wooden cabinets

  • Jennifer Jennifer on Apr 28, 2022

    I have tried TSP and white vinegar water