Originally Posted by STL B.
Hello I need to de-funk a bunch of appliances and dont know where to start, hopefully some of you folks will have a proven method.
These appliances belonged to my former neighbor (a high-end appliance repairman) who apparently was a huge horder of fine appliances, cats and and garbage. These appliances smell like peppermint schnapps, cat feces and urine and cigs.
So where should I start and what products should I use?
Wow - classy neighbor!
Our daughter & her husband recently moved into an apartment with a WRETCHED smelling frig/freezer. I basically did a good old scrub job - removing not only all the drawers & shelves, but removing the "lining" out of the freezer, and cleaning the fan, insulation, etc. I used a Simple Green cleaning solution.
I then left a bowl of white vinegar inside the fridge - which absorbs odors well, but also makes it smell like vinegar - then I set a small basket of charcoal briquettes in it.
All in all, it was a pretty successful de-stenching. However, nothing ever seems to completely and totally eliminate any and all odors.