There is moldcheese in my drip pan and I don't know what to do.
December 30, 2011 11:08 AM Subscribe
The drip pan of my friend's fridge is infested with mold, and it's nonremovable, too. How should he clean this in the quickest manner possible?
posted by zhi to home & garden (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
[Posting for a friend]
A few nights before Christmas some friends and I made some Eggnog and put it in my freezer to chill. The container tipped a bit against the door and some spilled out. None of us knew about the drip pan at all, so we cleaned up the spill and thought nothing of it. The next morning, the apartment smelled like someone had thrown up somewhere. We searched for the source but couldn't find it, and my roommate and I left for Christmas without finding it.
Now that we're back, we've figured out that the Eggnog got into the drip-pan. The heat from the compressor curdled it, and now there's an awful growth of mold. In addition, the drip pan is non-removable. We have access to a tiny little bit of the top, but we can't really pour anything into it (except via the drain in the freezer), we can only spoon stuff in. Is there any way we can clean this? My landlord is out of town until the tenth, and has no idea how to clean it anyway.
Right now we have a dehumidifier at full blast pointed at the back of the fridge in attempts to dry the mold out, but I have no idea if that will actually work.
The fridge is a Frigidaire FRT15B3AW5. We were going to have a New Years Eve party tomorrow night and that might not be practical now, but any help you could give us is appreciated.