My freezer makes everything taste nasty--any suggestions?

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  1. Sep 8, 2009 #1
    norinco982lover

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    Hey all,
    Here is my problem. I'm in the middle of my second year at my current apartment...and we've been hanging in there pretty good. We have a cheapo fridge (not sure what brand) but it looks pretty new.

    Everything was fine for the first year...but for the last couple months all of our ice in our ice trays have been tasting like crap. I tried washing the trays..buying ice from the store and putting it in the freezer...sampling other freezer items...they're all starting to taste like crap. I can have day old ice cream that will taste nasty somehow from the freezer.

    I haven't been hiding any bodies or anything in the freezer or keeping anything funky in there so why would it smell so bad? I've tried baking soda...it didn't seem to help.

    Does anyone have any suggestions, ideas, or thoughts?

    I really want to be able to use my freezer. I can't believe that it makes storebought ice get a bitter taste in only a day or two. The fridge appears to be unaffected, the freezer seems to be the only thing with issues.

    Please help me!

    :D

    ~Norinco
     
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    FatboyCykes

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    Arm and Hammer baking soda?
     
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    Yup! open the box and set it inside!
     
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    He said he tried baking soda..
     
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    Try more!
     
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    I did try baking soda and it didn't help. I'm beginning to suspect some other things:

    1. Bad smells from the fridge contents are getting into the freezer.
    fix: I will check the fridge contents tonight.

    2. My fridge may be turned up too high therefore it is frosting too much?
    fix: turn down temperature.

    ~Norinco
     
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    Frenchy

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    You might want to defrost and clean both the freezer and fridge.
     
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    clean them out really well with soap and water. Then put in the baking soda.
     
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    Really the only other thing I can think of. Is there any baking soda in the fridge?
     
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    Take some of the smell good stuff from the bathroom and just spray it around in there?

    :p
     

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