Posted on February 16, 2018 Topic(s): Laundry
Does your fridge still smell like last month’s tuna casserole? Is that stale milk odour turning you off your food? There’s nothing worse than nasty odours emitting from one of the most used kitchen appliances in your home. But did you know that you can go for more than bicarbonate (baking) soda to get rid of bad smells?
Here we offer you a few tips on cleaning and maintaining refrigerators that will come out smelling like nothing — and that’s a good thing.
This may sound like an unbearable request, but it’s important to find out what is causing the offending odour by sniffing it out. Start with the items at the front of your fridge and then work towards the back.
You can use your other senses to:
Once you’ve removed the offending item, it’s important to deal with any lingering odour by giving your fridge and freezer a thorough cleaning.
It’s important not to use harsh chemicals that will scratch or discolour your fridge’s interior. A mixture of dishwashing liquid and hot water or a solution of vinegar and water normally does the trick. You can also try mixing a little vinegar with baking soda and use soft a bristle brush to scrub stubborn stains.
If any odour persists after you’ve cleaned your fridge and freezer, you may want to try checking your fridge’s built-in deodorizer to see if the cartridge needs changing, or add your own deodorizer. While an open box of bicarbonate soda is the most popular solution, there are other natural deodorizers you can use that will absorb smells, including in a beverage fridge.
For more tips on kitchen and home appliances, read our blog Out of the Wine Fridge: 3 Ways to Care for and Store Glassware.
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