Raclette with champignons and tomatoes

Nadine Walder , 20 December 2023

Neutralise odours

Away with the bad odour of raclette and fondue

Do you love cosy evenings with raclette and fondue, but the persistent smell in your home sometimes spoils the fun? Don't worry, we have some tried-and-tested tips and household remedies for you to quickly banish this unpleasant odour. We explain how you can easily neutralise the smells of raclette, fondue and the like. And for those who like it particularly efficient, we present the ultimate solution: an air purifier with an activated carbon filter.  

Cheese fondue

Read on to find out: 

  1. Why odours after raclette and fondue are so persistent
  2. Removing raclette and fondue odours: tips & tricks
  3. Remove raclette and fondue odours with an air purifier

Why odours after raclette and fondue are so persistent

Raclette with bacon

The intense flavours of melted cheese, garlic and various dips make raclette and fondue a culinary experience. However, the enjoyment of warm cheese dishes not only leaves happy taste buds, but also odour particles in the room. These odour particles float in the air, settle stubbornly on surfaces and textiles and remain there. Fortunately, there are some tried-and-tested, simple tips and tricks to remove these particles and neutralise odours after raclette and fondue.

Removing raclette and fondue odours: tips & tricks

Lemon and lime with cloves

  • Airing is key: open your windows and doors immediately after a cosy raclette or fondue to let in fresh air and dispel the smell. Instead of leaving just one window open for hours on end, airing the room in bursts is more effective. Open all windows for about 10 minutes every few hours to create a draught and exchange the air. 
  • Baking soda or baking powder: These two household remedies are generally characterised as true miracle cures and can be used in many ways. Simply sprinkle the baking soda or baking powder on textiles and furniture and leave it to work overnight. The next day, you can simply vacuum it up with a vacuum cleaner. Baking soda and baking powder bind odour particles and are real odour killers. 
  • Vinegar and water mix: Vinegar is known to bind any kind of odour and has an antibacterial effect. Simply mix one part vinegar with two parts water and place the bowl in the room. The vinegar literally absorbs the unpleasant odours after raclette or fondue. 
  • Coffee beans: Coffee is also known for its odour-neutralising properties. Depending on the intensity of the raclette and fondue odours, you can either simply place a bowl of coffee beans in the room or, if the odour is more intense, roast the coffee beans and then distribute them in small bowls. 
  • Spices and fruit: Oranges, lemons and cloves are particularly suitable. For example, put the cloves in half a lemon and place them on the dining table or where the bad odours are most intense. The essential oils in oranges and lemons bind the bad odours and cloves bring antibacterial freshness. 
  • Fragrances and essential oils: if you want to do it quickly, you can also diffuse fragrances using room sprays, scented candles, incense sticks or aroma diffusers. Aroma diffusers are particularly suitable for this as they distribute the fragrance continuously and evenly throughout the room. Simply add a few drops of essential oil to the water and the aroma diffuser will take care of the rest.

Remove raclette and fondue odours with an air purifier

Stadler Form Roger kitchen

f you are looking for a quick and efficient solution to banish the smell of raclette and fondue from your home, an air purifier with an activated carbon filter is the ideal choice. Activated carbon reliably binds odours and ensures fresh, clean air. An air purifier with an activated carbon filter not only has the advantage that it efficiently binds odours, but also purifies the air and filters viruses, bacteria, pollen and other particles from the air. Simply place the air purifier where the bad odours have settled to effectively eliminate them. Continuous air purification guarantees that your home always smells pleasant, and the air is clean. 

With these tried-and-tested tips and tricks, you are now well equipped to effectively combat the odour of raclette and fondue. From using simple household remedies to the advanced solution of an air purifier with activated carbon filter, there are many ways to quickly make your home smell fresh again. Try out different methods and find the perfect solution for you to banish unpleasant odours after convivial evenings.


Would you like to find out more about neutralising odours? On our information page you will find useful tips and tricks on how to neutralise odours and how an air purifier can help you do this.

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