most hated kitchen smell

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rotten potatoes have to be the worst. old meat and fish have nothing on a spoiled raw potato. just thinking about makes me gag a little.
 
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I cannot handle the smell of peeled hard boiled eggs.........I have to peel them really fast under running water.

Broccoli

When my husband cooks fish on a high heat and forgets the vent

Steamed mussels ( I eat them, its just the smell )
 

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Asafoetida. At least before you cook it. Just having it in the kitchen is pretty intolerable.
 
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I have to go with anything that's spoiled.  The trash gets carried out every day,  even if the bag isn't full.  I'm sure HubbyDearest has no smeller.  He doesn't seem to notice any bad odors,  but I more than make up for him.  I'm with Ed and KCZ on the cabbage,  but I do it in the pressure cooker now,  so the smell is fairly confined.  Same with broccoli and cauliflower...bring to pressure for 30 seconds,  then cold water release & it's perfect, yet the odor doesn't have time to penetrate the whole house.  (Cabbage takes a little longer unless you cut it fine). 

Grammar lesson:  I smell, you stink.   /img/vbsmilies/smilies/lookaround.gif
 
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an open sink (grease) trap. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/surprised.gif
 
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An egg that's been around since 2 days longer than forever - then one gets opened.   Mmmm I love the smell of rotten egg in the morning.

And yeah, rotting pumpkins/potatoes is pretty bad too.  Had one pumpkin turn liquid on me once in a forgotten space - yeccch.

But off chicken, fish, or pork is a total gross out too.
 
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I think of all the smells the one that made me gag the worst was the pan of individual orange creme brulees that we left in a turned off oven for a week. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/thumb.gif

Ohhh that was nasty! How and why it was left there for a week is another story....
 
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The pool of blood that occasionally pools at the bottom of the meat locker and festers producing a lovely smell that lingers in the kitchen for the next half hour.
 
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Old skate.  The ammonia smell is unbearable.  Of course bad fish, grease traps and other fun things like those can be almost as bad.
 
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Asafoetida. At least before you cook it. Just having it in the kitchen is pretty intolerable.
Definitely!  Contained in several containers, locked away in an airtight spot and still...   /img/vbsmilies/smilies/eek.gif
 
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As far as normal kitchen ingredients (ie, not spoiled or rotten), I just can't stand the smell of lamb stock.  I don't mind eating lamb, but when the bones are roasted and water is added - yuck!
 
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I have to agree about the lamb stock but I'll go further and say the smell of any boiling meat.  Chicken and lamb especially. 

I love eggs but my goodness how awful the smell of a drinking glass that hasn't been washed well after eating an egg breakfast.  The rim of the glass has an awful smell.
 
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Ugh... for me, it's tripe parboiling for Tripe a la mode de Caen or whatever. Smells like the worst bad breath you can imagine. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/eek.gif
 

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Ugh... for me, it's tripe parboiling for Tripe a la mode de Caen or whatever. Smells like the worst bad breath you can imagine. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/eek.gif
Yes yes!   That and boiling chitlins!
 
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rotten cheese i guess...

i'm just wondering though...durian is an awful smelling fruit...i wonder how it smells like if it's rotten? anyone who experienced that?
 

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