The other day I opened my fridge and was nearly knocked on my bum by a funk. Yes, I said it, a funk. I, of course, went through the "find the funk" check list.
- Check ALL containers for rank leftovers.
- Open ALL drawers for anything that may have "slipped through the cracks".
Everything! I was totally perplexed! What could possibly be causing this putrid smell? It was then, that I decided to raise a full on arsenal against whatever this offensive odor was. I began to disassemble the ENTIRE fridge, then I found it! It was horrifying, absolutely horrifying! At some point, a package of meat had leaked and the, ummm, "juice" all settled in the bottom of my fridge where it solidified into some sort of crystalized funk. Yes, I said it again, funk. Immediately my first thought was "How am I going to get this out of my fridge!?! " I mean, it is my fridge, where I keep my food, I can't just use any old, harsh, chemical cleaner. So I went to the web in search for an answer. There, I read about using vinegar and baking soda.
I have to admit, I had my doubts, but I decided that, at this point, anything was worth a try.
After 30 minutes and a little elbow grease, THIS was the result!
My fridge has not looked this nice since I bought it nearly 13 years ago!
As far as the "funk" on the bottom of the fridge, I sprinkled a little baking soda, poured a little vinegar over it, and it wiped right out. The vinegar smell was not overwhelming at all, and it dissipated after a few minutes.
So, all in all, if you have a mystery funk in your kitchen and find a difficult mess as its source, break out the vinegar and baking soda and kiss that funk GOODBYE!
I hope you found this helpful and as always,
Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living...
~The Kitchen Wife~