Houston... I think we have found the mystery smell!!!
I haven't mentioned anything about the terrible smell that has been emanating from my refrigerator the past several days because, well frankly, I am embarrassed. The smell was getting worse and worse--to the point that I didn't want anyone to open the fridge because it made the kitchen/dining/family room REEK. I have been tearing my hair out--cleaning out the produce drawer, throwing away anything that look kind of old. We even emptied the ice container and got rid of the ice in case it was getting that old ice smell..nothing! Nothing made a difference. Until today. Kerry was off work and was determined to figure out the mystery STENCH--because, yes, today it reached STENCH status!
Turns out I had a small piece of ginger root on one of the shelves in the door. It was going bad! It didn't smell anything like ginger, a smell I normally enjoy. NO, this smelled like a drawer full of rotting, liquefying, cucumbers, peas, lettuce or green peppers.
So a lesson for you all--don't keep ginger around too long and if you notice a bad smell, that little root might be your culprit.
I am off now to go sanitize--and deodorize my lunch bag which has been soaking up and holding on to all those bad fumes for the past 1/2 a week.