Saturday, March 15, 2014

A Mystery Funk and a Miracle Worker...

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. 
  1.  Check ALL containers for rank leftovers.
  2. 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~


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