Friday, January 25, 2008

burnt toast

My house smells like burnt toast.

On Saturday(note that I am writing this on Friday), while I was out, Mike tried to make toast for one of the kids, and got distracted by something in the process, as happens, but it was how we discovered that our toaster no longer pops the toast up.
I do not know how long it stayed in there burning, only that it was long enough to make the smell last for almost a week now.

We have tried all sorts of the things to remedy it, but to no avail. That day he took all of the kids with him to the grocery store to buy chocolate chip cookie fixings hoping it would mask the smell, it did not. I had him boil cinnamon sticks in a pot of water, didn't work. I made fish for dinner, twice, didn't work(it was really good though).
We have had baking soda out all week hoping to absorb it, hasn't worked.

Sometimes I start to think that it might be gone, and then I leave and come back, and it's there again, I just grow used to it.

Any ideas?

I should offer a reward for whooever figures out how to make the smell go away, not a big reward, a small reward, toast maybe.


Jess said...

ok...attack it on all sides...wipe down the hard surfaces (not a huge cleaning, just a wipe down around where the burnt toast was) febreeze works wonders if your furniture smells like it. As for the air, the thing that works well for me is putting out bowls of vinegar. Just an inch of vinegar in a bowl (or two or three) placed around for a day. It will smell like pickles until you pour the vinegar out but it will neutralize odor. I also have some of the most amazing's called Spiritual Guide by's got a gold Hindi goddess on the hexagon shaped box. If you have a place that sells incense..this stuff is very fresh smelling and uber strong when it is burning and then it just wipes out any other odors and the incense smell leaves in a few hours. Please don't send me any toast.

Brutus said...

Get a pet skunk. Then you won't notice the toast smell.

Mike Greiner said...

okay, this is so easy.

get some microwave popcorn, put it in the microwave on high for 5 minutes.

you'll never notice the toast again.

Now, can we talk about the fact that your husband can't cook toast. Does that strike you as odd?

I bet he can cook toast, but burnt it to keep you thinking that he can't so in the future you'll make it for him. I saw it on an episode of "Everybody loves Raymond." Same idea. we get all our best ideas from shows like that.

Jennifer said...

did a Google search and wow a site popped up! A women asked this same question and the answer she got was vinegar absorbs the smell. She replied back and said it worked.
Good luck...a week?? wow Mike that is some BURNT toast!!!

julie said...

Mike actually tried the vinegar on the first day, didn't work, well I should say it did help, but not nearly enough.

You know it had to be bad becasue I haven't got mush sense of smell, and it was driving me crazy.

It does seem to be deteriorating, at least as far as I can tell, and really that's all that I care about.

Jennifer said...

hmm I was talking to Trish tonight about it and she said she was going to tell you vinegar also but read your comments and someone had already suggested that. I also read leave out a cut in 1/2 onion..they said it also absorbs the smell...or leaves a new one!! :)

Mike Greiner said...

A serious answer:

Go to a place that sells paint. there is a product there that absorbs room odors. Various brand names. I don't know the product name. It comes in what looks like a small cottage cheese or sour cream container. You open it, and it absorbs odors from the room it is in. Painters use it to get out paint smell. I have used it in my basement and truck and it worked very well.

julie said...

It has finally gone, at least as far as I can tell, but i will be looking for that stuff anyway, because it sounds like something nice to have on hand when you need it.

Lester said...

Here's a guaranteed solution:
Fresh Air from EcoQuest

This air purifier not only gets rid of odors like burnt toast, but does cigarette odors, pets, mold, sewer, new paint, new carpet and musty basement smells.

It also protects your home against nasty bacteria and viruses.

If someone in your house has allergies, this also helps to get rid of the dust and pollen.

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