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how to get rid of spoiled food smell in refrigerator

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skeelo Tue 30-Aug-16 17:01:05

By mistake i managed to leave some fish in our fridge for way too long and it ended up smelling the whole fridge out. I threw the fish away and gave the fridge a good clean but there is still a horrid odour that you can smell everytime you open the fridge. how to get rid of spoiled food smell in refrigerator?


freetrampolineforall Tue 30-Aug-16 17:06:46

Little bowl of bicarbonate of soda but I'm guessing a big clean is probably necessary too.

spiderbabymum Tue 30-Aug-16 17:52:44

Ground coffee in a bowl

lightcola Tue 30-Aug-16 18:09:47

I second bicarbonate

PigletJohn Wed 31-Aug-16 11:54:55

you can sponge down the inside with neat WUL or a strong solution of bicarb. Don't wipe it off, leave it to dry on, and leave it open to air. You can clean it off next time you clean the fridge.

I would avoid lemon-scented or similar as I find the smell too strong and clingy.

Eidel Fri 02-Sep-16 14:47:39

Try these fridge deordourizers just stick one in your fridge and leave it for a couple of hours

howcomes Sat 03-Sep-16 03:09:20

Just open a tub of bicarb of soda and leave it in your fridge to absorb odours.

Ditsy4 Sat 03-Sep-16 03:18:35

Yep bi carb as it absorbs smells.

Caipora Sat 03-Sep-16 03:25:20

Either bicarb or coffee. Both work.

ladydoer Tue 06-Sep-16 09:19:21

I clean the fridge with a mixture of lemon juice and water, wait to dry - and the smell is gone.

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