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A bag of potatoes liquified in my kitchen cabinet which has a particle board interior. Stinky! Of course it stained the interior slightly. The real problem is the smell! I wiped it down with vinegar. Then I left coffee grounds in a cup (both non brewed & brewed) in for a few days.
There is a product called Nok-Out. You saturate the surface thoroughly and the odors are neutralized. It is highly rated. You can buy it on Amazon.
HOW TO RID CUBOARD OF SMELL.
TAKE EVERY THING OUT AND WASH IT.
THEN USING VINEGAR AND WATER WASH EVERYTHING OUT.
LEAVE VINEGAR SIT IN CUBOARD OVER NIGHT.RINSE OFF.
LEAVE A JAR OR BOWL OF VINEGAR OPEN IN THE CUBOARD FOR A WEEK.
IF THAT DOES NOT WORK THEN REPLACE THE MATERIAL IN THE CUBOARD.
If you have an air purifier, you may want to run that in the room overnight for a few days.
Activated charcoal in the cabinet may help. Walmart sells it, at least they do online as do some pet stores.
It is the same principal as baking soda...you leave it in the jar in the spot and it absorbs smells.
I have done this before with onions and feel your pain. Sometimes it just takes time for the smell to wear away.
rotten potato smell is the WORST. I've been lucky that even when the potatotes were at their worst the smell did not linger
there must be something bout the particle board that is not preventing the smell from leaving
how about leaving the drawer out in the sun for a few days?
also have you tried a good enzymatic cleaner? Some organic smells (especially 'pet odours') only respond to enzymes that break down the stink molecules
Delicately scented bay leaves (not those sold in small expensive bottles at grocery stores but the ones found in big plastic bottles for low cost at discount stores or sold in plastic bags at farmers markets) - strew the dried leaves about the shelf or shelves - they have a delicate scent and can be left in drawers or trunks of clothing as well. And you can add them to pots of soup or stews.
I bought a brand new RV this summer and I noticed a weird smell in the cabinets. I thought it would go away, but it stayed. When I closed up the RV for the winter I brought some food home and put it away in my kitchen.
There is a product called Nok-Out that is highly rated. You can get it on Amazon.
For about 2 weeks now I have had this horrible smell on the outside of my kitchen cabinet and on the tile floor right next to it. It is almost like something spilled on the counter and dripped on the cabinet and onto the floor. I tried vinegar, soda, Clorox wipes and nothing worked so far. Any ideas?
May of this year, we moved into a house that had had only one other family living there. My problem is that my kitchen cabinets have an odd smell. I thought it would go away once my stuff was in there, but it hasn't. Any ideas on how to get rid of the smell? I tried washing out with vinegar, but that didn't work.
By Raelene from Clarksville, TN
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I've been in my home for almost two years. The house is about 13 years old. But there is a unpleasant odor when I open my kitchen cabinets.