Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Works For Me Wednesday

Have you ever had a stubborn odor in your freezer? Here are some ideas that might help you get the smell back to normal!

Odors are usually caused by food that has been left in the freezer too long, food that has been packaged improperly, or by food that spoiled when the electricity went off.

  • Try these solutions one at a time. Rinse the freezer surfaces well after each attempt and allow the freezer to dry before trying another. DO NOT ever mix ingredients in different solutions other than as listed here.

  • Baking soda and water might do the job. Start here. Mix two Tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of water.

  • If the odor remains, try a vinegar and water solution. The formula is one cup of vinegar to one gallon of water.

  • Household chlorine bleach can be effective. Use one-half cup of bleach to one gallon of water. No matter which solution you use, be sure to rinse well with clear water after cleaning.

  • If the odor remains, try leaving a crumpled newspaper in the freezer for a time and see if it will absorb the odors.

  • Charcoal briquettes or activated charcoal in an open container can also help remove remaining odor.

  • Other choices can include coffee grounds or kitty litter left in the freezer in an open container.

  • If odor causing moisture has been absorbed by the insulation of the freezer, the odor may be impossible to remove. If the interior surface has been cleaned and rinsed and an unpleasant odor still remains, you may have to replace the insulation.

  • In the meantime, if you use the freezer for storage with an odor, double wrap all food placed inside. As soon as you take the food from the freezer, remove the outer wrapping before the food thaws. The odor should be in the outer wrapping so the food will not be affected.


Kathy in WA said...

This is a great list of ideas for conquering freezer smells. I'm afraid mine needs to be defrosted and I'm completely avoiding it.

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peppylady said...

Great tips. I'm going to copy and paste it so I can e-mail your tips.

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