Worried about how your fridge
smells? When you open the refrigerator door, are you greeted by a nasty whiff of
rotten onion? Stop the stink inside your fridge! Here are several suggestions to
make it smell good and you’ll have an odor-free fridge all-year round.
Clean Up Act.
Turn the refrigerator off and unplug before starting the job. Dislodge
removable shelves and wash these properly. Use a solution of baking soda and
warm water to clean refrigerator compartments. Keep the refrigerator exterior
clean by wiping the surface with a damp cloth or a detergent solution so ugly
spots are removed. Remember to dry the surface after cleaning it.
Check your fridge regularly for soiled
food items and nasty spills. When your fridge stinks, the culprit could be a
three-week old leftover or onions that have gone over to the bad side. Throw out
doubtful leftovers, decaying fruits and vegetables, and expired condiments. Make
sure to cover bowls and containers of cooked, ready to eat and leftover food
using cling wrap or aluminum foil to seal in the flavors and aroma of food.
Segregate fruits and vegetables using zipper storage bags to extend the
freshness of produce.
Does your drinking water smells fishy?
Prevent this by keeping raw meats, seafood and poultry in separate zipper
To deodorize your fridge, try dabbing vanilla extract on a small piece of
cotton and place it in the middle compartment of your refrigerator. Or you can
leave open a box of baking soda inside the fridge to absorb odors (just remember
to replace it every three months).
Don’t allow ill-smelling air
to circulate in your refrigerator. Properly segregate fruits, vegetables,
seafood and meat products to ensure a clean and well-groomed fridge.