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Old 12-07-2007, 07:40 PM   #1
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Any tips for a smelly fridge?

I'm all out of baking soda, so I was wondering if anyone has any tips on how to get rid of a bad smell in the fridge. I spilled some sauce with vinegar, and was too slow to clean it up. Now every thing smells funny. Any ideas?

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Old 12-07-2007, 07:44 PM   #2
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If you have any charcoal briquettes, you can put some in an open bowl in the refrigerator and keep them there for a while. It should help a bit.
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:45 PM   #3
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Use lemon juice on where the spill was and leave a cut potato in the fridge. They are meant to absorb odours really well.
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:31 PM   #4
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Nice, thanks. I'll check it out. :D
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:34 PM   #5
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Soap and water....
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:42 AM   #6
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A good vinegar and water mix will deoderize most everything. Yes it might smell like an Easter Egg for a few hours, but it is an inexpensive and safe way to deoderize!
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Old 12-08-2007, 01:56 PM   #7
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Several years ago we moved into a place where the previous tenants had turned off the power and left almost everything in the fridge.

Yech, Blech, a thousand times that. It was the attack of the green and black stuff.

Soap, water, and sorry ya gotta get some baking soda.

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Old 12-08-2007, 02:20 PM   #8
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I acquired a smelly fridge from my generous landlady (probably meat that had gone rancid) and stuffed it full of bunched up newspapers and a box of baking soda. Took the smell right out....newspapers combined with baking soda should help you in addition to any other suggestions
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How to Remove Odors From a Refrigerator | eHow.com

Most of the tips here have already been given to you
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