Given all your experiences with bad smell and wearing a gas mask, a tank processor could be a better choice for you.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Supposedly, Ilford has announced the imminent discontinuation of Ilfochrome paper, so all those of you who would like to try the process, now is the time to do it or forget it. As I wrote in this thread:
Here's what I plan on doing:
- Paper can be stored in the freezer for many years according to what I have found in relevant forum postings. So I will stock what I plan on using over the next few years so I can continue to print my favorite slides.
- Chemistry is more short lived according to these same postings but should last for 1-2 years, at least after heavy color corrections.
- Chemistry will be either available after that or I will look into home brewing. There are a few threads here on APUG which describe recipes and refer to further info: here and here.