We are moving into a new rental this weekend. We went there this weekend and i opened the fridge they had "cleaned" and it was awfully stinky. I dont know how to describe the smell, "cold fridge" is I guess how I describe it.
It doesn't smell fresh.
It's a french door, freezer on the bottom jen-air. I think the people before just wiped it down, so I took out ever compartment, soaked it in warm water and soap and wiped it down. Then went back to all the compartments and washed them down with an all purpose natural cleaner.
I cleaned all the shelves that are permanent with this cleaner. Then took some vinegar to clean the "water" dispenser (which had gross pink lines from bacteria around it). I opened the freezer and took out hte metal bins which seemed to have some rust and soaked them with vinegar and most of the rust disappeared. In the back of the freezer seemed to be some more tell tale pink and rust, so I sprayed it down and let it rest for 5-10 minutes then wiped it off.
I closed it all up and left it, an hour later we went to leave, I checked the fridge and it STILL SMELLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How do I get rid of this smell? It is driving me crazy.
I wiped down every area. Is it coming from someplace else- the filters or some place I am not getting to when cleaning?
There was also some mold on the pull outs on the freezer, and i cleaned that up as well!
I feel like the former tenants totally ruined this brand new really gorgeous fridge. I have no idea if they EVER cleaned it before.
My mom mentioned putting newpaper inside with a glass of water and she read that might absorb the smell--or to wash it all down with lemon.
We also picked up arm and hammer to place inside.