Garlic Smells In Fridge

Decorating By loriemoms Updated 31 Mar 2009 , 12:08pm by momma28

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loriemoms Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 11:27pm
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Sorry if this is the wrong area to post this, I wasn't sure!

Anyway, I just bought a gently used (only two years old) True reach in fridge. Its in beautifuly condition and still has warranties on the compressor and such, so I couldn't turn it down.

It has a slight garlic smell to it..Even the outside! (I bet it was in a pizza place or something) I put baking soda in it, but I was wondering what everyone suggests washing it down with to get rid of the smell? Should I just use regular dish washing liquod or something stronger? I don't want to add to the smell with detergents!

Thanks for any help!

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cindy6250 Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 1:32am
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I googled and several sites recommend putting a half a lemon in the fridge to absorb the odor.


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bbmom Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 1:48am
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I'm sure if you googled it something would come up, but I would try baking soda, wipe everything down with baking soda. Wipe everything down with lemon, and then try putting in a dish...on the lowest shelf of activated know from the fish dept at the pet store.

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ncbert Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 3:14am
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loriemoms Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 11:21am
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Thanks guys! I had put baking soda in there last night and it already is a lot better! I love the lemon idea, I dont think it will clash as much as coffee since I will be putting cakes in there...

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Cake4ever Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 11:36am
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I would definitely recommend the baking soda and lemon.

I've been trying to do more organic/chem. free cleaning in my house. I use lemon essential oils quite a bit.

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momma28 Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 12:08pm
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the best thing to use is activated carbon, like is in fish tank filters. You can buy it in a tub loose at walmart inthe fish section and either put it in a mesh bag or just in a shallow dish. It will absorb odor better than baking soda. They actually covered this topic on food detectives several weeks back. Hope this helps icon_smile.gif

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