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My brother sacrificed some toast today

  1. Nov 11, 2008 #1
    ...and now the kitchen positively reeks of smoke.

    A combination of open windows and various air fresheners are fighting a losing battle in our kitchen at the moment. It seems as if the goddess of stink has taken kindly to my brother's offering and has had the smell ingrained into the very cupboards and the kitchen table itself.

    Any ideas for getting rid of the smell?
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  3. Nov 11, 2008 #2
    room freshner....??
  4. Nov 11, 2008 #3
    They just seem to be masking the stink somewhat. Actually making it worse, believe it or not, now you've got stink overlayed with what some idiot somewhere thought was the smell of "lavender blossom"...

  5. Nov 11, 2008 #4
    My question is. How the hell do you burn....toast?
  6. Nov 11, 2008 #5
    sorry for that dude......i didn't realise the smells will mix :frown:
    well at least it seems that you are liking the amell of lavender blossom....:rofl:
  7. Nov 11, 2008 #6
    Ive had toast jam in a pop-up toaster and keep it on. Sometimes a temperature sensor or timer tells the circuit to perform the pop-up function and completion of the "pop-up" turns the burners off. If something goes wrong... either the sensor/timer or the popping, it can have the above result.

    Of course... some people prefer their toast burnt and set the temperature sensor/timer high! (One of my stepsons... be that strangely the picky one! :surprised )
  8. Nov 11, 2008 #7
    You could set up a fan at the window pointing to blow out the window.... drawing the burnt-toast-lavender air from inside the house.
  9. Nov 11, 2008 #8
    cook yourself a strong smelling curry... but dont burn it
  10. Nov 11, 2008 #9
    Burn some anti-toast. The smellons should annihilate and leave the room smelling normally again.
  11. Nov 11, 2008 #10


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    Just make sure all of your butter is safely wrapped and locked away in the fridge -- you don't want the smells mixing!
  12. Nov 11, 2008 #11


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    Usually just an open window, a fan, and time will do the trick...or at least you'll eventually become adapted to the smell and stop noticing it. :biggrin:
  13. Nov 11, 2008 #12
    The toaster is an old one, suffering from Alzheimers no less and often forgets to stop toasting. We normally keep an eye on it, but the muppet didn't this time...

    HAHAHAHA!!! That's an excellent idea!

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    Now where to find some anti-toast?

    Well, this morning the smell is still strong in this one. Think I'll also take down the kitchen curtains for a wash. That should help (until I can find some anti-toast :biggrin:).
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    Brilliant! :rofl:
    On a somewhat serious note, in addition to the fan and window approach, some nice non-smelly candles can help a lot. W and I are both candle fanatics, but she's allergic to smoke and I'm a smoker. The updraughts from the candles catch the smoke and carry it up to the ceiling.
  15. Nov 12, 2008 #14


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    Method #32: Friday night on a Boy Scout campout, put the bread in the oven portion of the stove that comes with the cabin (just to see if it's possible to make toast). On Sunday inspection prior to departure, deny the toast is yours. Just tell the inspector, "Couldn't be ours. We completely forgot to bring Brillo pads."

    Of course, on a campout, the smell is a lot less noticeable since everything smells like smoke.
  16. Nov 12, 2008 #15
    Ahh... yes! and incense or sage might help too.
    Bonus religious benefits:
    "FOR HOUSE CLEANSING: To cleanse and bless your house or apartment, again use the entire bundle to light. Open your front door. Go to the back of the house, and cover as much of the room as you can reach. Be sure to hold the bundle as high as you can. Don't forget the corners of the rooms. Work from the back toward the open door at the front. Go into every room, including bathrooms, closets, utility rooms, kitchen...everywhere. When you get to the front door, say "Anything not here for the highest and best good of those who live here, be gone. You are not wanted, and you are not welcome. This home has been cleansed and blessed." Then walk out the door, close it, and sage around the door and door frame. Leave the bundle outside to burn itself out. Make sure you put it on dirt, or on something that will not burn."
  17. Nov 12, 2008 #16
    Try burning some scrambled eggs and some pancakes. Then your kitchen will smell like a Bob Evan's.
  18. Nov 12, 2008 #17

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    Could you use bundles of toast if you don't have any sage around?
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    Why bother trying to get rid of the smell, get used to it like i have, i carbonize food so often i buy oven cleaner in bulk to clean the pans.

    Any one for a portion of dark crunchy shepherds pie?
  20. Nov 12, 2008 #19
    After ritually chanting in my kitchen while the smoke from a number of bundles of anti-toast casually annihilated the smells from the original burnt toast and subsequently burnt curry and pancakes I must admit that the place is actually starting to smell better...

    You guys are amazing!!!

    [Note: My family assures me that the improvement is probably due to the curtains having been washed, but I summarily refuse to believe such utterly obvious crackpottery. I mean honestly...tsh...]

  21. Nov 13, 2008 #20


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    It must be terrible to have been raised in a cult. I admire your courage in defying them, and assure you that we all have your back.
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