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Who was it that said if you put an onion in the fridge it would absorb smells cause.....

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LadyTambaOfTambaTown · 27/06/2006 11:57

I tried it last night...

Have just opened the fridge and OMG does it stink

Made me heave! Over powering smell of onion blurrghhh

Or did they say you were supposed to use a potato not an onion?

Anyhow, how the hell do you get rid of the horrible oniony smell now???

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FioFio · 27/06/2006 11:57

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MerlinsBeard · 27/06/2006 11:57

think onion is to stop the smell of paint fumes!!

try a lemon in there instead!

SparklyGothKat · 27/06/2006 11:58

I thought it was lemon too...

JackieNo · 27/06/2006 11:58

Thought it was some scrunched up newspaper. or a little bowl of bicarb. Def not an onion.

puff · 27/06/2006 11:58

lol - I've got a gel thing I bought from a hardware store - I'm sure Lakeland probably do them

trinityrhino · 27/06/2006 11:59

definitely not an onion, it's a lemon I think lol

LadyTambaOfTambaTown · 27/06/2006 11:59

Oh Bugger - please dont tell me dh was right after all.....

"Nooo Tamba do not put a peeled onion in the fridge - it will smell"

"No really, cause Mumsnet says....."

"Hmmmm, we'll see..."

I want the smell gone before he comes to pick the kids up so I can pretend i was right and he was wrong

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NomDePlume · 27/06/2006 12:03

Tamba, no idea about the onion thing, but PLEASE stop calling your estranged ex 'DH' ! . He is (at best) 'H'

MerlinsBeard · 27/06/2006 12:03

kim and aggie say fill a clean sock or nylon stocking with freshly ground coffee and pop in freidge to help neutralise smells

melrose · 27/06/2006 12:03

small bowl of bicarb on the shelf and shut the door, will absorb the smells (tip from brother who is a bar manager, they do this every night to their fridges to getrid of beer smell!)

JackieNo · 27/06/2006 12:04

Surely a sad waste of perfectly good coffee?

MerlinsBeard · 27/06/2006 12:05

we're not coffee drinkers but have it in for guests so happy to squash some and bung it in a sock to clean me frudge!

muma3 · 27/06/2006 12:05

put half lemon in a bowl with salt in i think i saw them do once?

LadyTambaOfTambaTown · 27/06/2006 12:09

NDP - its a hard habit to break

I havent got any lemons, or coffee, or any of that other stuff. I do have an air freshenee though - will it ruin the food if i stand it in there for a bit?!

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Bugsy2 · 27/06/2006 12:43

Get rid of honking onion & do a bit of cleaning in the fridge with some bicarb of soda on a cloth. Then spray air freshener in the kitchen and open all windows to dispell smell of honking onion!!
Then tell H what a huge success it was & how you'd highly recommend it for smelly fridges!!!

sugarfree · 27/06/2006 13:07

But at least you're not smelling bananas now though,eh?!

LadyTambaOfTambaTown · 27/06/2006 13:17

(the banana smell is being masked by the onion!)

Just ate something from the fridge and it tasted like onion too!!


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mears · 27/06/2006 23:56

I tried that trick with onion. Didn't work for me either. Nor bicarb of soda. Ended up throwing freezer out. Absolutely stank. DS accidentally switched of freezer that had meat in it. Was spare small freezer out in the garage so didn't notice for a week....

Skribble · 28/06/2006 00:11

Wiping out fridge with real vanilla essence can help to freshen up in a non chemical smelling way. NO way onion, I don't even put half onions in fridge for staorage as it doesn't matter how many layers it is wrapped in you still end up with onion milk and onion everthing .

threelittlebabies · 28/06/2006 00:49

bleurgh at the onion in fridge! Can recall vivdly when pg, being upstairs and just knowing that dh had opened the fridge, because he had put half an onion in. Stated in no uncertain terms he must not do it again! He complained I was like a sniffer dog when pg, always complaining about fridgey smells

Chandra · 28/06/2006 00:52

I would have said that it was lemon to remove the smell of the onion . Anyways, wnother vote for bicarb here (and it lasts forever)

saadia · 28/06/2006 07:25

I heard once that you should stick some cloves into an orange and put that in the fridge - tried it once and found it to be very effective.

Jahan · 28/06/2006 09:43

I just keep an open box of bicarb soda in the back of the fridge. Really works.

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