|How to remove the freezer funk smell|
I turned to my mom, because well-she's Mama Rosie and has a million answers. Even as an adult, my friends (and Hubs) still call my Mom, Mama Rosie. She is also a property manager to over 80 homes, so she has smelled her share of "freezer funk". Her suggestions:
- Scrub, Scrub, Scrub every single surface even if it does not "look dirty" with a mixture of hot water, dish soap, and a few tablespoons of baking soda.
- If the smell persists after scrubbing, it is a lingering scent and newspaper will take care of it. Squish up the news paper, not print ads or inserts, like you would packing material. Put them in the freezer/fridge where the smells are the strongest but allow room for air movement. Then wait.... and wait a bit more.
- If the newspaper begins to take on the "freezer funk" smell, remove the old papers and add new ones. 2 rounds can absorb the most stubborn of odors.
- Lastly, after the unpleasant odor is gone, sometimes it is hard to forget that smell, so replacing it with a friendly scent helps our noses adjust. Take a cotton ball, or makeup applicator and put a few drops of vanilla extract and wipe down the sides of the freezer. This will help to forget the freezer funk!
I never did find the source of our freezer funk, there was nothing surprising in the fridge or freezer so I am guessing it was an accumulation of everything, that or my freezer just enjoys tormenting me. Either way the funk is GONE!