How can you get the rotten smell of shrimp out of your refrigerator

by Frn21969806
My power was out for2 weeks after Irma, when I got home,I tried many solutions, but the smell is still there

  8 answers
  • Liz Liz on Nov 27, 2017

    nothing you can do.. had the same issue with fish juice from a previously frozen fish.. everything in the refrig started tasting like fish.. including eggs, milk, butter. yuck.

  • Big lulu Big lulu on Nov 27, 2017

    So sorry, it may be in the insulation. Baking soda isn't going to do it. Call the manufacturer and see what they recommend. You don't want to do further damage.

  • Gin29247127 Gin29247127 on Nov 27, 2017

    Get a charcoal filter they use in fish aquariums and put it in the refrigerator. It will eliminate the odor quickly with no mess or chemical smell s

  • Alberta Coulter Alberta Coulter on Nov 27, 2017

    Baking soda. Put boxes inside and sprinkle it on the shelves. It's the only thing I have ever heard about to get the smell out. It'll have to sit inside for several days. Oh, I think you will have to empty the fridge too.

  • Bobbie Bobbie on Nov 27, 2017

    when my freezer accidently got unplugged for a couple weeks, I washed it out as best I could, filled it with crunched up newspaper and used coffee grounds. I changed it out every couple days and by the end of the week it was a fresh as new. (I contacted a couple cafes and asked for their used coffee grounds. they happy to donate)

    • Frn21969806 Frn21969806 on Nov 28, 2017

      thanks, I tried the coffee grounds, the bleach,charcoal,lemons,vanilla balls,vinegar, they didn't work, I will try the newspaper.

  • Molly Anmar Molly Anmar on Nov 27, 2017

    Wipe all the surfaces down with a bleach solution to kill any remaining bacteria-caused odors. Then, use the newspaper/used coffee ground recommendation from Bobbie in Bismarck.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Nov 27, 2017

    Don't forget that most frost free refrigerators have a tray underneath where the condensation accumulates for evaporation... that may be contributing to the smell...