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Old 02-16-2014, 03:22 PM   #1
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Default Apple Cut in half to keep refrigerator fresh?

OK, so I was showing my GWV to a friend that I have known forever and tend to respect. The RV was in storage and when I opened it up he immediately mentioned that it was great that I had the refrigerator and freezer doors open for ventilation.

He then went on to mention that an even better idea was to cut an apple in half and put half in the freezer and half in the refrigerator. He claims that it absorbed odors and other bad stuff?

Seems kind of counter intuitive to me..if not just down right strange. As I mentioned this is a friend that has owned every type of RV made (the only exception being a B) and generally has suggestions that make sense.

This one seemed a little off. Suggestions???????????
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Old 02-16-2014, 04:02 PM   #2
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What a waste of an apple. I've heard of that for refrigerators in use, but not in storage. Seems to me it would attract insects, mice, etc. And, smell itself when rotted. I'd use baking soda if anything at all.
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:02 PM   #3
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Isn't baking soda the freshener of choice?
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He's pulling your leg.You will return to a very smelly fridge with some rotten goo in it.You are doing it right.
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I must be really tired. When I first saw the title of this discussion, I thought it referred to Apple Computer.

Anyway, baking soda is the way to go!

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Kitty Litter works, too. It's very absorbent like baking soda, and some brands contain baking soda.
Just don't get it confused with the oatmeal or grape nuts. It tastes terrible.
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Good point, Mike.
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Kitty Litter works, too. It's very absorbent like baking soda, and some brands contain baking soda.
Just don't get it confused with the oatmeal or grape nuts. It tastes terrible.
OK Mike, I'll bite, how do you know it tastes terrible? Bad experience?
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Like I said, you have to be careful with any high tech chemical fridge deodorizer. Always read the label.
It must taste terrible, or the cats would eat it, instead of......
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:48 PM   #10
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Camco makes a fridge fan (model number 44123) that uses an activated charcoal packet. Not great, but better than nothing.

I also would recommend two small containers of Damp-Rid, and put the containers in small plastic tubs so if they leak/spill, the calcium carbonate stays in the tub, and doesn't get in the fridge to corrode things. That will keep excess moisture out, which is usually the cause of bad smells.

Of course, the big thing is to keep the doors ajar. If the fridge isn't running and the doors are fully closed, you may return to new civilizations building themselves in your fridge and freezer.
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Like I said, you have to be careful with any high tech chemical fridge deodorizer. Always read the label.
It must taste terrible, or the cats would eat it, instead of......
Good logic Mike. I was worried about you for a bit, but now understand your clear logic!
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Thanks.

Seriously, I think if you keep the inside spotless, you shouldn't have any problems with it. Use your favorite cleanser/sanitizer and give it a thorough wipe down after you empty it out. You're not going to eat off the inside surfaces, and you shouldn't put anything in it that's not covered or sealed. We try to keep ours clean and have never had any smells as a result, and we don't leave it open to air it out, when not in use. Maybe the problems occur based on what, and how, you store stuff in it, when it's in use.
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