We returned home very late last night to find that power was out in some of my rooms and in the refrigerator and the garage freezer. Apparently a wire had blown down and judging by the temp of the food, it could have been most of the two weeks that we were away. Of course everything was ruined, lamb shanks, osso bucco, stews, wonderful soups and a lot of frozen vegetables. I am going to toss everything in the fridge too, mayo, oil, etc..
I immediately dumped the food and wiped out both freezers. Nothing in the refrigerator leaked, just went bad. Lots of dripage in both freezers and they both stink. Fortunately I used FoodSaver bags, so the frozen foods did not leak ... but the popsicles are all over everything and some store packaged boxes.
What is the best thing(s) to clean both the freezers and the refrigerators sections. I have read - coffee grounds, kitty litter, baking soda but people claim they don't work. Help, we are going through a heat wave now.
Bless PG&E, (San Francisco), they came out at 1:00AM and reconnected the outside wire and restored the power.
Thanks in advance.