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I'm having a problem with the commode that my 94 year old mom uses. Although I ALWAYS use a commode liner, and remove it EVERY DAY, there is always a remaining odor. Of course, the commode is near her bed, and the unpleasant smells bother her a lot! I've cleaned it REGULARLY with bleach and with other cleaning products, and I've even taken it outside to "air out" during the day, but the odors remain. Has anyone had this problem, and what was the solution? Thanks for any advice you can give!

Many thanks to ALL OF YOU! I appreciate your help!!
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I agree with isthisreal, clean and air out and then put some baking soda in the commode and then the disposable liner and add some white vinegar to the liner in the bowl, you can do this in a toilet bowl too so when the commode is used the vinegar is already there at work to help neutralize any odors.
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898luvmymom May 12, 2019
Thank you very much!
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Have you tried filling the 'potty' bowl up with ground coffee and leaving it for 8-12 hours? It will take away almost any smell. Just rinse it with soap and water after dumping the coffee out of it. Another one that I found that worked was putting charcoal briquettes in a brown paper bag and leaving them for a few hours inside the sealed up commode. I've never had this fail. I have rental houses and one tenant left chicken to rot in the fridge when they moved out and cut the electricity. I found it a week later - the charcoal saved me from having the brand new fridge hauled to the dump. I'm sorry you're having a hard time dealing with the odor and I hope that one or both of these work for you.
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898luvmymom May 12, 2019
Thanks a lot! I appreciate the input!!
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Does it not have a lid on the plastic insert and another on the commode. If not, they should.

Isthisreallyreal's idea is a good one. Vinegar seems to absorb odors. Put a bowl of it where Mom can't get to it. You will see a difference in a day or two.
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898luvmymom May 12, 2019
Thank you, JoAnn29!
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I would use straight white vinegar and baking soda to clean it.

Then leave a bit of vinegar in the bowl to help minimize the odors from use. You can also put some baking soda in the liner after each change.
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898luvmymom May 12, 2019
Sound like a plan! Thanks a lot!
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