While we were away, the power went out, and the meat in the chest freezer spoiled. We came home to bags of rotten meat, and the bottom 4 inches of the freezer full of rotten meat juice. I hosed, and cleaned and hosed again, but it didnt get rid of the bad smell, so I wiped it out with bleach. A lot of bleach. Now the freezer still smells somewhat of rotten meat, and overpoweringly of bleach. It has been standing outside for 4 days , and it still reeks. How can I get rid of the smell?
I thought if I wiped the freezer out with vinegar, that would counteract the bleach. Apparently, this might cause toxic chlorine gasses to develop. Is is going to be a problem if I do it outside? Can I spray the freezer with vinegar and then quickly run away? Other sites suggest using lemon juice, but surely this will make for the same problem. Anything else I can do to get rid of the smell?