Eliminate Bad Smells from Your Refrigerator with These Simple Steps
Do you frequently store eggs, vegetables, and dairy in your refrigerator for days on end? If so, it’s possible that the humidity is accumulating the odors of these foods, which can give way to unpleasant smells between appliances and even affect the taste of certain opened foods. But, is it possible to eliminate this problem with simple steps? Yes, there are a few homemade tricks that you can put into action right now!
Maintenance is Key
It’s important to keep in mind that your refrigerator needs regular maintenance, especially when its internal components begin to fail. During these intermittent times, food can experience sudden changes in temperature that will unleash unpleasant odors as soon as you open one of the doors.
Clean It Out
Before applying any homemade cleaning methods, remove all food from the refrigerator- both above and below. This step ensures that the cleaning solution is applied to every inch of the fridge’s interior.
Baking Soda Mixture
To scrub the interior walls and compartments of your fridge, create a mixture using only 15 ml of baking soda and water. Use this paste as a cleaning solution and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping it down with a cloth. An open container of baking soda in the fridge will also have a preventive effect on odor accumulation.
Vinegar and Lemon
Using a combination of vinegar and lemon is another great way to leave your fridge smelling fresh for days on end. Fill a container with lemon slices and several cloves to create a natural ‘flavoring’ inside your fridge.
Infuse some cotton balls with your favorite essential oils and leave them in the fridge. These ‘good smell pills’ will help dissipate unpleasant odors quickly.
Ground coffee works wonders as a ‘bad smell’ repellent inside your fridge. Just put some in a bowl and place it inside the fridge. The coffee must be ground for it to be effective.
These simple steps can help you maintain a fresh and odor-free refrigerator. Remember, a clean refrigerator will lead to better tasting food and fewer unpleasant surprises when you reach for that favorite snack!