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Removing Odors from a Freezer

A woman taking something smelly from the freezer.
Freezers can develop odors for a number of reasons. Frozen food can release odors normally. This is exacerbated by power outages that can result in leakage and spoilage. Sometimes a container of baking soda will help. You may also have to empty and thoroughly clean the freezer.
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February 23, 2020

I live in an apartment and when our refrigerator went out they replaced it with an old refrigerator. That's okay but the person that used the refrigerator before must of put his cigarettes in the freezer.

How do I get the smell out of the freezer?

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February 24, 20200 found this helpful

Arm & Hammer makes a Frig/Freezer baking soda that absorbs odors and smells. Purchase a few boxes, use as directed, It's great!

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March 8, 20200 found this helpful

I would defrost it, clean it with an Oxy Clean product or with a enzymatic cleaner, put a box of baking soda, and then start it up again

or you could just stick coffee grounds and/or baking soda in there, see what happens

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June 20, 2016

This is a page about cleaning rotten meat odors from a freezer. A power outage or a malfunctioning freezer can leave you with spoiled meat and the odor that comes with that.

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