How to get smell out of fridge

Submitted: Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 08:41
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Hi,
I lent my waeco to my father when his fridge broke down and unfortunately he forgot to clean it and it sat there for a week or so in the hot weather.

It now has a smell lock cooked meat or something - not bad but I would like to get rid of it.

Anny suggestions - I did try Vanilla Essence but did not have enough - are there any other options.


Richard
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Reply By: GoneTroppo Member (FNQ) - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 08:43

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 08:43
Wash with a stong vinegar solution.
Then leave to air for a few days
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter R (QLD) - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 09:28

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 09:28
Go to coles and buy a product called "nilodor"

You only need a drop and it will fix your problem.
Buy 2 and put 1 in house and one in van/car

Pedro
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Follow Up By: Maîneÿ (wa) has - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 10:40

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 10:40
Pedro you beat me to it...

will recommend Nil-odor also

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 11:07

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 11:07
I couldn't get Nilodour from Coles, but found it at an IGA store. It only needs i minute amount, and was the only thing that worked for me.

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Follow Up By: Member - Peter R (QLD) - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 12:11

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 12:11
It was coles at the Gold Coast, Woolies and IGA did not stock it, and woolies said it was something they no longer stocked

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Follow Up By: Member - Ian W (NSW) - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 15:54

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 15:54
Yep!

The good old Nil Odour works a treat.

I have found "McClintocks Vanilla Fridge Wipe" to be very effective also. This product is not to be confused with Vanilla Essence, its actually an anti-bacterial with added ethyl vanillin to leave a vanilla after smell.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 15:57

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 15:57
Yuk, I DETEST the smell of vanilla
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Reply By: Member - Julie P (VIC) - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 09:43

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 09:43
Bicarb soda is the best thing - mix some with water, wash fridge out then put some in an open container, leave in the fridge with lid open as long as you can, we always leave some in the fridge when not in use, even though we leave the door open and rinse it out, it can get a smell up without the bicarb soda (very cheap solution to the problem) - it absorbs odours -
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Follow Up By: Wherehegon - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 14:54

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 14:54
I had the same issue a few months back and one of the replys on here was Bicarb soda. (cheap solution). I put two coffee cups in the bottom, one straight from the box the other I made into a paste and sat in bottom as well. The smell was totally gone in a few days. Smelt like rotten fish but totally gone......WHG
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Reply By: Member No 1- Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 09:46

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 09:46
if non of that works try some Activated Charcoal
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Reply By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 10:49

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 10:49
Nil-odor kills the odour it self and is not just a cleaner.

It is also used to remove the odour animals and deceased humans who have been left in a hot house for some time - it's about the only stuff that can get rid of that !

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Reply By: Sigmund - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 11:53

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 11:53
Or ... vanilla essence from the supermarket. A bit on a Chux and wipe the inside of the fridge thoroughly.
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Follow Up By: TWJ - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 12:38

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 12:38
I'll second the use of vanilla essence.
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Follow Up By: richard - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 18:14

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 18:14
I tried that but did not have enough left.

I leave a bottle in my camper fridge normally but it is gone

This smell is a bit stronger than normal
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Reply By: troopyman - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 12:10

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 12:10
Just give it a wipe with a small amount of household bleach on a rag . Works for me .
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 13:15

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 13:15
Hi Richard
Like any of the above, then leave open for from air for a week or so. If the lid had to be closed, make sure the fridge is running and inside place a small open container or soda powder. This will absorb any odours.

All the best and in time and the right applications, the fridge smell will go.

Cheers

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Reply By: Member - Richard H (NSW) - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 13:18

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 13:18
My Mrs. was asked about this as she is the travelling hygeinist.

She reckons that you need to use vanilla essence. The proper stuff that you can drink when the essence of lemon or green ginger wine runs out. It tastes better than metho, though doesn't mix as well with Eno's.

There are evidently two types. One is alochol based, the other is just a synthetic flavour. Use the alcohol based one.

Hope this helps.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ian W (NSW) - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 15:57

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 15:57
Fantastic!

I'll drink to that.

Now! What do I use to get the smell out of the fridge?

Ian
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Reply By: richard - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 18:18

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 18:18
Hi,
Many thanks for the good suggestion

I will have a look for the nil - odour (have other uses)

But am a fan of the vanilla essence as it normally leave a fresh smell.

But if I can't get the stuff or it does not work there are lots of otherr good suggestions above - thank you.

I note no one said something about my father :) I have given him heaps, But doing this very unlike him - more like something I would do to him.

Once again,
Many thanks

Richard

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