Feb. 23rd, 2018 10:27 pm
fayanora: lil girl knife (lil girl knife)
[personal profile] fayanora
According to my roommate, there's something in the fridge that's making a horrible smell. She insists it's not anything of hers. But I have been through my own stuff several times and everything I have is either brand new, too dry for anything to be growing in it, or otherwise. Like, she even tried to convince me that fruit preserves can go bad, and she won't believe me when I tell her fruit preserves can't go bad for the same reason honey doesn't go bad: there's too much sugar in there for anything to grow! That's WHY THEY FUCKING CALL IT "PRESERVES." Nothing is going to grow in preserves any more than you're likely to find something growing in a jar of pickles!

Just another aggravating instance wherein she HAS to be right, won't listen to reason at all. FUCK.

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Date: 2018-02-24 07:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kengr
Fruit preserves can ferment or get moldy. Though fermenting takes real "skill" and mold is usually visible.

As for the smell, I'd say empty the fridge and scrub it out. Check for stuff that may have fallen behind the drawers too.

And she can smell test each item as it gets put back in the clean fridge.
(I'd be tempted to suggest she do it blindfolded so she won't know if an item is hers or not, but let's not borrow trouble :-)

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Date: 2018-02-24 08:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kengr
No. I said they don't spoil. But *any* kind of food can grow mold pretty much regardless of the preservation method unless you have a *lot* of mold-specific agents in it.

I've had to scoop out mold colonies on jam & jelly before.

Mold is why my mom's homemade jams & jellies had a layer of wax on top. Basically you pour that jam/jelly into the jar then pour the molten paraffin on top. That seals it against stuff like mold. And you can reuse the wax. :-)

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Date: 2018-02-25 04:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] franklanguage
Case in point: yogurt is basically spoiled milkā€”in my case, soy or almond or coconut milk. But leave yogurt too long, and you're going to have a mold colony growing on it as well.

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Date: 2018-02-24 11:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] conuly
What [personal profile] kengr said. I've had preserves and jelly develop mold, even while in the fridge.

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Date: 2018-02-24 09:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alatefeline
RRRRRR. I hear you. If you wanted to think through 'things that can smell bad in and around fridges' I could do that too, but I am guessing what you want is to rant about people being incredibly aggravating, so, I can listen and provide a mental soundtrack of smashing crockery. Want a video link to a satisfying smash of pantry items, or is that over the top?


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