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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:53 PM
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When is the last time you cleaned your refrigerator?
I just cleaned mine. I mean, I took out all the shelves and drawers, washed them, scrubbed down the walls, etc. I still have to do the door shelves, and I've been at it for 1-3/4 hours.

It's certainly a good activity to beat the heat. :)
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:54 PM
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1. The last time something exploded in it
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:54 PM
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Speaking of things exploding,
how's the penguin on your telly? :hi:
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:02 PM
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6. Mmmm...
Looks fairly butch.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:40 PM
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29. Is this where I'm supposed to say something?
Like "takes one to know one"? :D
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:29 AM
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32. Well, if you want to
But that's not the line.
________________________


Per'aps it's from next door.

Penguins don't come from next door, they come from the Antarctic.

BURMA!

Why did say Burma?

I panicked.

Oh. Perhaps it's from the zoo.

Which zoo?

How should I know which zoo? I'm not Doctor bloody Bernowski!

How does Doctor Bernowski know which zoo it came from?

'E knows everything.

Oooh, I wouldn't like that, that'd take all the mystery out of life. Anyway, if it came from the zoo, it would have "Property of the zoo" stamped on it.

No it wouldn't! They don't stamp animals "Property of the zoo"! You can't stamp a huge lion!

They stamp them when they're small.

What happens when they moult?

Lions don't moult!

No, but penguins do! There, I've run rings around you logically!

Oh, intercourse the penguin!
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:54 PM
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2. About a month ago...and I moved it and cleaned UNDER it too!
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:56 PM
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3. Oh-oh. I forgot about the outside.
It'll take me a good hour, just to get all the magnets off.

Under?? Good golly - I wonder what's under there! :scared:
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:14 PM
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9. Don't forget to vacuum the coils...keeps it running better and more
efficiently. :-) Should do that once a month.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:15 PM
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10. *sigh*
I suppose I'll have to clean the freezer, too.
Do I have to clean the top also? There's a lot of stuff on there.
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 02:44 PM
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35. I don't do that very often...and I found a trick to keep stuff from
'walking' to the edge of the fridge (I keep vintage tins and kitchen stuff on top of mine)
I use that waffle-y stuff meant for drawer liners under the stuff on top; keeps it from rattling and moving about.
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:38 PM
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44. coils?
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 01:20 PM
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52. The stuff on the back of it...gets all dusty. Some of them have internal
ones but there should still be an opening on the back to vent heat, so vacuum that out instead if that's what yours has. The dust keeps it from working as efficiently as it should.
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:56 PM
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4. Back in late May, early June sometime
Spent all morning on it one day. Looked sooooo purty.

Then....well....

:cry:

When the kids go back to school I'll do it again. Maybe this time it'll last more than a few weeks.



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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:58 PM
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5. My mom used to pay me to clean it.
Also got $$ cleaning the oven & stovetop, and cleaning/rearranging the kitchen cupboards. It kept me busy, especially in the summer.

I wish I had slaves kids. :)
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:02 PM
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7. I'll send you some of mine...
My slaves kids are even housebroken. And, being slaves kids, they'll work for a pat on the head and a peanut butter and cool whip sandwich. And of course they'll whine smile and complain thank you incessantly a lot.

So...where would you like me to send them?

:D

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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:09 PM
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8. Green Bay.
I'll pick them up at the airport, and get them to work earning good money in no time soon.

Peanut butter and cool whip sandwiches? Oh. My. God. :wow:
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:20 PM
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11. Not quite the same thing, but I just defrosted my freezer.
Funny thing was, when the HUGE chunk of ice that ate the freezer finally melted away, it revealed a little notice saying that it should be defrosted when it got to a thickness of 1/4 inch.

Whoops.

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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:23 PM
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13. I don't even want to begin with the freezer.
There's too much in there that needs to be tossed. Yuk!

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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:21 PM
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12. That's a little unsettling, Rev.
I just finished a complete scrub down
of my refrigerator.
I even scrubbed all of the freezer compartment.

Are you watching me?

:scared:




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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:24 PM
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14. I prefer to think of it...
as "great minds think alike."

How are ya? Keeping cool? :hi: :hug:
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:28 PM
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18. Keeping cool? I feel fortunate this summer.
We have rarely had heat advisories,
even being in the desert.
I understand this summer is miserable
for much of the continent.

I haven't yet completed the .gif with you
rotating the incense 360 deg.
I do have some spanking action pics just waiting
for the word go.

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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:29 PM
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19. Then what are ya waiting for?
Go, go, GO!! :evilgrin:
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:30 PM
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22. Here you are. Spankorama, the beginning:



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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:33 PM
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24. Bwahahaha!!!
I'm gonna need to use that... probably on KitchenWitch. :evilgrin:
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:37 PM
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26. It can be confusing. Please use under adult supervision.













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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:26 PM
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15. "Cleaned your refrigerator"?
What is this "cleaned your refrigerator" of which you speak?

My refrigerator contains many years of what one might call science projects.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:27 PM
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16. I know.
I swear I saw penacillin tonight. :)
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:28 PM
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17. Today.
Somebody hold me.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:29 PM
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20. Is this "clean your fridge" day?
Nobody told me. I just needed the room for the leftover chinese takeout.

Here ya go: :hug:
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spacelady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:30 PM
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21. In June, right before my Mom & MIL came to visit - they are good traveling
buddies. I am a very lucky person - they like us & each other!
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:31 PM
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23. I used to wait for my parents to come to visit.
Then they would shame me into cleaning. For some reason, it's much easier to clean when someone else is in the house.
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spacelady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:34 PM
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25. Yes, it IS a nice incentive.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:38 PM
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27. two days ago...wait
make that three days ago... :)
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:40 PM
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28. Welcome to the Clean Fridge club.
Be sure to wipe off the milk carton before you put it back in there. :)
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:09 AM
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31. thanks!...:) nt
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Monk06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:54 PM
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30. Hey girls, wadya cleanin' the fridge for. We're movin' in not movin' out !
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:39 AM
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33. I'm supposed to clean it?
:wtf:

I have to admit I've never cleaned mine. The cleaning lady does it about every 3 months, I think.
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 02:47 AM
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34. About two weeks ago...
when the power went off for four days. x(
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 02:47 PM
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36. About a month ago.
I try to do it at least once a month. :hi:
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 03:03 PM
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37. Last week in an attempt to locate "that smell"
Fortunately I found it, although by that point I couldn't figure out what it originally was.

:patriot:
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 03:05 PM
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38. Tuesday Night
We had a new one delivered Wednesday morning......
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 03:06 PM
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39. I prefer letting the food in there walk out all by itself.
It saves a lot of time! :hi:
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Spirochete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:09 PM
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40. I've never cleaned my refrigerator.
then again - I've had it less than a month...
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prole_for_peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:35 PM
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41. last october after returning from a 2 week hurricane rita evac.
i only thought we would be gone a few days so i didn't take stuff out. stupid me. i had fish and chicken in the freezer and assorted stuff in the fridge. a pitcher of tea is disguisting after being in a hot box for 2 weeks.

i need to confess that i didn't clean it out, the boyfriend did. i reached into the freezer and grabbed a hot bag of chicken (i still didn't have power) and started gagging. and i couldn't do anything to block the smell. so he told me to go outside and relax and he did it all. also it took about a month to get all the smell out of the damn thing but it was only a year old and i was not about to throw it out. two bowls full of ground coffee finally did the trick.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:37 PM
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42. It gets dirty?
:yoiks:
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:04 PM
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43. My cleaning lady does it for me.
:blush:
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Scooter24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 01:44 PM
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54. haha..
so does mine. :hi:
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FuzzySlippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:43 PM
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45. I'm not sure I understand the question.
Refrigerators can be cleaned? Who knew? :shrug:
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 08:12 PM
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47. Well, that's presuming that you keep something in there.
I mean, something besides :popcorn:
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:49 PM
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46. i remember it very well unfortunately
Edited on Fri Aug-04-06 07:51 PM by pitohui
a month after katrina we were able to return home and my refrigerator was one of the few that were saved in my neighborhood because my quick-thinking husband had turned off the power so it didn't get "zapped"

but never again will i leave poultry in the refrigerator when i have to evacuate

oh god, i don't think i can even describe it

like the "rita" survivor above, i did have a strong man's help, my husband, i did the first cleaning because i have little sense of smell, but he took over w. the charcoal, baking soda etc and did all the fine tuning that got the smell out -- my hero!

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Feron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 10:56 PM
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48. I know what you mean about the poultry
We ended up burying formerly frozen chicken breasts in the backyard because they were quite fragrant after about four days. The containers were stuffed in a garbage bag and you know it smells bad when a garbageman grimaces and holds the bag out at arm's length. :D

So yes, Hurricane Katrina was the last time I cleaned my fridge. It needs to be cleaned again though.
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 11:21 PM
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49. Decades ago.
I've cleaned a lot of the landlords refrigerators though :)
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 11:37 PM
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50. doing the half assed version as we speak.
something reached the stink-up-the-entire-kitchen threshhold today so went on olfactory test mode and chucked the slimy bag of once-cauliflower. Changed out the baking soda, but before the soda had a chance to do the trick, husband assumed it was the pot of leftover beans and dumped them before I could stop him (they were fine - trust me, I checked) oh well. It's on freezer defrost now. Might rinse the veg drawer, but doubt if I will do much else - it just isn't that bad yet.
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 11:39 PM
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51. You clean refrigerators? I thought you moved when they were too
dirty to use.
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Jade Fox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 01:32 PM
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53. Well, I moved here 5 years ago.....
and I don't think I've done a full cleaning yet, and I've got the permafrost in my freezer to prove it!
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 04:41 PM
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55. Thanks for the reminder, Rev
Mine's all sparkly clean now, but answer me this: Just how the hell can you get crud on the UNDERSIDE of shelves??????? :o

dg
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 04:44 PM
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56. You mean, how did it get there in the first place?
Refrigerator gnomes? :shrug:
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 05:31 PM
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58. Personally, I'd like to blame the cats
damn critters :grr:

It's just weird where gunk shows up in the fridge.

dg
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 05:18 PM
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57. fermentation and surface tension
stuff bubbling up from below or stuff oozing over the edge and trailing along under the flat surface.

Not to mention the occasioan large splatter when a full container is dropped directly in front of the opened refrigerator. you would be amazed at where substances can adhere.

Don't ask how I know these things.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 05:33 PM
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59. My fridge wasn't THAT bad
nothing crawled out of its own accord, but I did find juice residue from when I let some frozen fruit in a bag defrost in the fridge without putting it in a bowl. yoiks!

dg
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