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Use a good liquid perfumed soap to clean the inside of the fridge , , repeat in the area that contained the meat. You can use some alcohol to wipe clean this section to take away any traces of bacteria.
Now cut LIME and put it in the compartment doors, the freezer and fridge, use liberally.
There will be freshness in the fridge.

Posted on Aug 31, 2010


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