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awful smell in our fridge

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[mod] 6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
my OH switched our fridge/freezer off by accident for about 2 hours , then started smelling the next day,cleaned it out ,checked all food ,emptied the drip tray at the back , thought it went yesterday after all that but opened it just now and bloody hell it stinks! any ideas? or am i going to have to buy a new one ?

thanks in advance
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[mod] 6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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#1
What did you clean it out with ?

You're not supposed to use some products in fridges.
#2
if you put baking soda in a bowl at bottom of fridge for a day it should absorb all the nasty smells. Also washing out the fridge walls/shleves with some vinegar in water seems to work as well. Shouldn't need a new fridge if its still working okay.
[mod]#3
deb8z
What did you clean it out with ?

You're not supposed to use some products in fridges.


just soapy water no harsh chemicals
[mod]#4
kaks26
if you put baking soda in a bowl at bottom of fridge for a day it should absorb all the nasty smells. Also washing out the fridge walls/shleves with some vinegar in water seems to work as well. Shouldn't need a new fridge if its still working okay.


was thinking that but no baking soda in the cupboard - have to get some tomorrow
#5
It does work so definitely try it. I remember you used get little penguins which you filled with the baking soda and it sat on a shelf in your fridge permanently, you just had to change the soda every month. It was really effective and about £1 or something. Don't know if you can still get something like that. Good luck!

Edited By: kaks26 on Aug 18, 2010 18:13: spelling
#6
its not the mother-in-law thawing out is it ? (_;)
#7
dead squirrell in the ice box??
[mod]#8
kaks26
It does work so definitely try it. I remember you used get little penguins which you filled with the baking soda and it sat on a shelf in your fridge permanently, you just had to change the soda every month. It was really effective and about £1 or something. Don't know if you can still get something like that. Good luck!
cheers mate ill have a look!
[mod]#9
richp
its not the mother-in-law thawing out is it ? (_;)


nah she wouldnt fit in it LOL :D
[mod]#10
barky
dead squirrell in the ice box??


hmmm ill check :D
#11
if you have a smell in your fridge there are probably bacteria or moulds growing that are causing it. Baking Soda will not cure this, but simply obscure the odour a little - it's kinda like using Febreeze on material.

A decent kitchen cleaner that works on all surfaces should do it - take out the trays etc and give them all a good clean.
#12
Oh he's here,the bug guy lol
#13
moob
if you have a smell in your fridge there are probably bacteria or moulds growing that are causing it. Baking Soda will not cure this, but simply obscure the odour a little - it's kinda like using Febreeze on material.A decent kitchen cleaner that works on all surfaces should do it - take out the trays etc and give them all a good clean.

sound advice,but in my extensive experience,its usually a dead squirrel.
#14
deb8z
Oh he's here,the bug guy lol


Crazy idea, but I thought I'd lend a hand in an area I know about. The shear stupidity of me trying to help someone out - mental!:{
#15
moob
deb8z
Oh he's here,the bug guy lol
Crazy idea, but I thought I'd lend a hand in an area I know about. The shear stupidity of me trying to help someone out - mental!:{

I take your advice seriously,i was just jesting (_;)
[mod]#16
moob
if you have a smell in your fridge there are probably bacteria or moulds growing that are causing it. Baking Soda will not cure this, but simply obscure the odour a little - it's kinda like using Febreeze on material.

A decent kitchen cleaner that works on all surfaces should do it - take out the trays etc and give them all a good clean.


cheers for the advice moob :)
#17
Cut a lemon in half and leave it in the fridge.

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