garlic odor in fridge

arenJune 25, 2002

I had a large box of garlic bread in my freezer. While I was away from home, there was a power outage and the bread defrosted leaving a garlic smell in the freezer. I wiped the freezer with soap and water and put baking soda in but the smell persists and now it has seeped down to the fridge. When I open the fridge door I smell garlic. What can I do??

TIA Robin

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I've never tried this in the fridge, but used coffee grounds left out in a dish will absorb odors. That's bailed me out more than once. Brew a pot of coffee as usual, then just take the filter out and leave the grounds (filter and all) on a plate in the fridge for several hours and see how that works out.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2002 at 10:09PM
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Wash interior of fridge with bleach/water solution. Coffee grounds, baking soda, and activated charcoal from the pet store are frequently recommended for absorbing odors.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2002 at 3:38AM
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along with the other suggestions. After you have cleaned, with whatever you decide to clean with, rub down the entire surface with vinegar. Good Luck!!!!!!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2002 at 9:31PM
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