Some of you may remember I wrote a post about my landlords renting the apt. downstairs from me to a couple that smokes (come to find out the woman is pregnant but that's besides the point...). My landlord lives on the premises and after some conversations, the smoking has lessened considerably. However, there is also an additional problem on top of this one that is a bit tricky, but thankfully it aggravates my landlord and her live-in BF as much as it does me, because we had a conversation about it. The neighbors are of spanish descent and cook with a VERY STRONG oil that they burn. I was only told by my LL that they burn it but am unsure of the process involved. The odor is so pungent that it travels throughout the house - under doors, through air vents, and through the cabinets. My apt is a replica layout so when they cook, my kitchen is enveloped. When they migrate to their bedroom mine is directly above. I can smell the odor through the air vent in my wall. I can't sleep. Right now my throat and eyes are still burning from last night's episode and I am at work! I know when I go home my apt. will still stink. My LL is on vacation and had a chat with them about the oil. They said they don't understand; it doesn't smell. I went downstairs last night and got the same response with a "We're cooking, I'm pregnant, It doesn't smell" response, and a door slammed in my face." I won't let them play the prejudiced card with me (and am sorry if that offends anyone; I am *very* offended living in their odors) and will probably end up getting myself killed for being confrontational. I am taking care of my LL's cat while they are on vacation this week and when I went downtairs to their apt. it reeked too. While I'm still looking into options (moving, exercising tenant rights if LL can't change the situation by withholding my rent in escrow), can anyone PLEASE recommend something I can do to neutralize this odor. I have tried baking soda, lysol spray, odor absorbing blocks under my cabinets and in my room, and nothing is working. I am desparate. If this smell starts imbedding into my clothes and designer bags I'm going to be so heartbroken, not to mention angry! I'm already angry and at my wits end. Why can't people be courteous? I don't leave my cat's dirty litter box in the hallway for them to smell, but maybe I should!!