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    Hi Everyone

    My 60L Snowmaster decided to stop working recently with 20kg's of lamb in it . I only discovered the fridge stop working 2 days later and with a BAD! smell coming from it...... do i need to say more...

    Well now i have the fridge back from repairs and need to get rid of the smell....

    Please could you post some ideas on what the best methods are to remove a smell like that!

    Appreciate the help!

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    Hi JJS,

    Baking Soda and water, let it stand and wash out. Also try Vinegar.

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    or just a big raw potato, cut in half, and left in the fridge
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    a Strong mixture of vanilla essence and water - wash it out with that a couple of days and leave it open afterwards.
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    Vinegar gets my vote

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    Charcoal also absorbs smells.

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    try EVERYTHING!!! wipe it out with diluted bleach and then put in a dish of bicarb (baking soda) AND some charcoal powder. and anything else you can think of.

    that smell seems to penetrate the coatings.. nasty...

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    Peter is right, I recently had the same problem at home and tried the bicarb and also the vinegar methods but they didn't help. I spread charcoal in the bottom of the freezer for a couple of days and the smell has gone.

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    .. thanx Apocalypse. That was my idea to take everything everyone mentioned and make a cocktail from it and wash it out (hopefully i will not make a chemical bomb)

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    And if it doesn;t work just adds some blitz and braai the meat..

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    Mix bicarbonate of soda and vinegar 50/50 and wash thoroughly
    Let it dry and wash with sta soft. Rinse and let dry
    then leave it open in the sunlight for a day
    This worked for me

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    hahaha .... unfortunately the meat jumped out and ran away when i opened the lid. The charcoal idea sound like a winner.... will keep you updated on Monday!

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    Im sure if you fill the fridge with warm water, add some baking Soda, vinegar, 2 big raw potato, cut in half, a bottle of vanilla essence and half a bag of charcoal, you should get rid of the smell.
    If this doesn't work, set the charcoal on fire and Bobs your aunty, you have lunch!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJS View Post
    .. thanx Apocalypse. That was my idea to take everything everyone mentioned and make a cocktail from it and wash it out (hopefully i will not make a chemical bomb)

    haha - never thought of that... you don't want to mix saltpetre and charcoal... it's explosive... add sulphur and it's black powder, but it goes boom without sulphur...

    baking soda and charcoal shouldn't be a problem though!!

    but.. if the smell doesn't go away....

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    ya, but it's a vegetarian meal
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    The Charcoal works best, but dont use Charka - doesn't work. Rather go for "Namchar" and dont be tempted to use it for a braai later.

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    [QUOTE=gavpike;417192]ya, but it's a vegetarian meal [/QUOTE
    You should get the meat flavor from the fridge though
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    Why all the fuss? eat the meat, we do up here in Lagos?
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    Place a shallow dish with "scrubbs' amonia in it....sorted8)

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    Had a deep freeze die on me with 20 perlemoen and about 40 snoek. Got back 2 weeks after and saw new meaning in the term pap soek. Tried everything mentioned and a few more and in the end as I was ready to dump the fridge with the pap snoek our domestic helper asked if she could try vinegar and with a skeptical " ja doen wat jy wil , more gooi ek hom in elk geval weg" she placed bowls of vinegar in the freezer almost like a voo doo muti ritual. I was the one with egg on my face the next morning, it worked
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