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How do I get bad smells out of my fridge?

Asked by goose756 (655points) May 21st, 2009

Nothing in there is bad, but it just smells a little funky from stuff that was in there before. It’s by no means terrible, but it’s also not very pleasant. I think I remember something about baking soda or something, but I’m not exactly sure if that works or if you know of anything that works better.

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jbfletcherfan's avatar

Put a little bowl of coffee grounds in there. They’ll absorb the odors & leave a fresh smell. I use coffee grounds to deodorize lots of things.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

How’d THAT happen??? Sorry. :-(

autumn43's avatar

Baking soda works too. They have ones just for the fridge.

Jb has a great idea – coffee grounds do absorb the smells.

Also, a cotton ball with vanilla on it makes it smell great too.

Kayak8's avatar

remove the week-old fish?

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@autumn43 all good ideas there, too.

Randy's avatar

The baking soda trick works really well. I had to do that to the fridge in my apartment when I moved there.

crisw's avatar

You can also wash down the inside of the fridge with baking soda solution. If it has a drain in the bottom, make sure it’s not clogged up with rotten gunk.

justwannaknow's avatar

Clean real good with vinegar then follow up with a box of baking soda. Vinegar smell will be gone in no time.

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