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Freezers
Mon 6-Sep-10
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Does anyone else have the problem of things in the freezer smelling of - well, the freezer! It seems to have a smell all of its own - despite defrosting then cleaning and drying, then starting again?

Unless of course, it's something that I'm freezing - but it is strange that every freezer has that same 'aroma'. laugh 

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Mon 6-Sep-10
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Have you tried cleaning the beast with a paste of Bicarbonate of soda?  That's what I use for my fridge and it seems to work, just don't rinse it off, leave to dry then dry cloth over it.

I'll try that again!

Mon 6-Sep-10
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But does it build up again, TA, as mine seems to be fine - at first - but then gradually everything has that same weird smell.

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

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 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Mon 6-Sep-10
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Not in my fridge but then, I don't have a freezer.

I'll try that again!

Mon 6-Sep-10
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brightspark said:

Does anyone else have the problem of things in the freezer smelling of - well, the freezer! It seems to have a smell all of its own - despite defrosting then cleaning and drying, then starting again?

Unless of course, it's something that I'm freezing - but it is strange that every freezer has that same 'aroma'. laugh 

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brightsparklystuff


 

Yes we put fresh food in our,s and seems to work , big_laugh

Mon 6-Sep-10
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Well done Nige, that'll larn 'er!

I'll try that again!

Mon 6-Sep-10
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Ouch !

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

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Tue 7-Sep-10
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big_laugh  tongue

I'll try that again!

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Brightspark - I know the freezer smell you're talking about. I used to get it with my old freezer, but the new one is frost free and doesn't seem to suffer from the same problem.

I wonder if you did the bicarb trick ToffeeApple mentioned and used one of the Lakeland freezer shields to make the ice easier to remove could you prevent the smell building up?

Tue 7-Sep-10
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I opened my oven today for the first time in ages and it has a dis-agreeable smell therein.  I shall have to find my bi-carb and give it a going over.  Now, if I take the door off to make this easier, could I manage to get the door back on, do you think or is is best not to risk it?confused

I'll try that again!

Tue 7-Sep-10
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Toffeeapple said:

I opened my oven today for the first time in ages and it has a dis-agreeable smell therein.  I shall have to find my bi-carb and give it a going over.  Now, if I take the door off to make this easier, could I manage to get the door back on, do you think or is is best not to risk it?confused


 

Are you really asking that, TA?

I reckon best not to risk it - there y'are, a good reason not to !!! big_laugh  big_laugh

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Shereen said:

Brightspark - I know the freezer smell you're talking about. I used to get it with my old freezer, but the new one is frost free and doesn't seem to suffer from the same problem.

I wonder if you did the bicarb trick ToffeeApple mentioned and used one of the Lakeland freezer shields to make the ice easier to remove could you prevent the smell building up?


 

I'll have to try that, then. The problem is that I don't have a new freezer. The one that came with the house is 6 years old now (under-worktop type). The fridge freezer (v small freezer on top of fridge) in the garage was secondhand, just to top up the space needed really. The fridge freezer in France is secondhand, too, so no idea how old they are !!!!  steam

I think the answer lies in a new fridge freezer - what d'yer reckon girls?  wink

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 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Tue 7-Sep-10
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wave  Well Val, it very much depends if you can justify the expense.  If it is nearing the end of its life then get yourself a new one before the VAT goes up in January.  That in my mind is justification.  After all how would you feel if it broke down in  January?    ( Are you convinced yet????)

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Danuta - there is someone else I have to convince, too - I think you can guess who !! big_laugh  big_laugh

But yes, I've been convinced for a while !  ok

Thanks for your support (I might need it when I try to convince a certain person!).

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wave  Good luck my dear.   I am sure you can be very persuasive.  whistle

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