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How to remove nasty smells in the freezer

June 9, 2009 | Filed under Kitchen hygiene and habits

You’ve had an extended power outage and your freezer was full of food that has gone bad and left a nasty lingering odour.

The best way to deal with this is to remove and throw away all the food. Even if individual items don’t smell, there is a food poisoning hazard and no food from the freezer should be eaten.

Wash the interior of the freezer with a strong solution of ¼ cup baking soda and ½ cup white vinegar.

Leave the freezer door open overnight and check the results next day.

If the smell still lingers, you may need to use a strong disinfectant (Check manufacturer’s instructions first).

Don’t put any food into the freezer again until all traces of food or cleaning smells have disappeared.

A small dish of baking soda and water paste or an open bottle of vanilla essence left in the freezer overnight will speed up the odour dispersal.

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