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Spargett's avatar

Any tips on how to remove the stench from a fridge?

Asked by Spargett (5395points) August 22nd, 2008 from iPhone

We have a small refridgerator on our bus with two fresh boxes of baking soda opened within. The fridge is clean, yet smells terrible when opened?

Is there any way to fix this without ripping it out and cleaning the thing with bleach?

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16 Answers

trumi's avatar

Just get in there with bathroom/sink cleaner.

Jax's avatar

baking soda. This will absorbe the stench. If that has failed you, i’m affraid the fridge is done for.

gailcalled's avatar

Jax: Read question, please.

gailcalled's avatar

Could there be drippings underneath? Can you take out drawers and shelves and wash them in soap and hot water. (Or, today, I was in a friend’s basement and said that I thought I smelled gas. It was, unfortunately, a dead mouse behind the walls.)

scamp's avatar

Question, do you live on said bus? Or is this an Rv set up for you? If it’s an Rv type bus, try everything gail said and leave the door open for a few days to air out. That may help.

russellsouza's avatar

Activated charcoal works much better than baking soda.

rowenaz's avatar

What is activated charcoal?

gooch's avatar

wipe the inside with vinegar.

rowenaz's avatar

I wonder if this is the stuff they used to make us eat in Poland when we had an upset stomach. I kid you not. Little charcoal pills.

scamp's avatar

I bet it’s at least similar, rowenaz

Spargett's avatar


It’s a tour bus. Not a feasible option to leave the doors open for a few days. We’re in the midst of a very, very busy schedule.


I’ll look into the charcol, thanks.

gailcalled's avatar

Well, the only thing for it is nose clips.

marinelife's avatar

Check to see if there is a drain that could be harboring moldy water as gailcalled said. Also look on the edges of the rubber seal.

stratman37's avatar

How many times have I told you to rotate your stock?

bunkin's avatar

BLEACH!!! and not the cheap kind. Clorox is the best.

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