Clothes smelling of food after drying??

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Old 12-30-19, 08:11 AM
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Clothes smelling of food after drying??

Hey guys, our Gas dryer is in our kitchen and whenever we are cooking and drying clothes at the same time the clothes smell of whatever we are cooking. Can anyone tell me how this is possible please or better yet how to prevent it while cooking?
 
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The dryer pulls air from inside the kitchen through vents on the back.
This is just the way dryers work.
You could build a cover over these vents and then get air through it and an input vent from either somewhere else in the house or outside. You would have to make sure that the input vent is large enough to do the job.
Makes more sense to not dry clothes when cooking unless of coarse you are baking bread or making cookies.
 
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Yes, thanks for the info and help! I agree no cooking during drying times.
 
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I have one of those candle warmers that melts those wax melts and will often turn it on to absorb cooking odors. They work well, so maybe that would help.
 
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Can you link me to that product online please? I had been looking for a very long time for something to help with food smell throughout the house but need up using Febreeze which doesn't work well.
 
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Old 12-30-19, 10:58 AM
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Something like this one (a few different choices there and not a bad price). I like to use kitcheny smelling wax melts like Vanilla, Cookies or Spice ones (cinnamon, etc.). .

Candle warmer
 
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Hmnn, thanks. looking at the reviews though it seems people use that product as a candle warmer and not specifically for food smell absorption.
 
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Yes that’s what it is but I’ve found while using it, it also absorbed cooking odors. Works every time. My experience.
 
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If it can work in the kitchen then it should surely work even better in the other rooms I am thinking. We cook a lot of spicy foods here and it's embarrassing when people visit me here in my work room with the room smelling of whatever we cook.
 
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Old 12-30-19, 11:36 AM
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I don’t even keep it in the kitchen, I keep it in the dining room. It works from a slight distance. I just turn it on before I start cooking and leave it on for a few hours. I run it other times too. Smells nice.
 
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Cool, I will give it a shot, appreciate the help, Happy New Year!
 
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