Fridge odors can become a problem especially during the holidays. Find out how to remove odors from the refrigerator.
Loaded to the brim with different foods, the fridge may get an unpleasant odor. The most effective way to prevent odors is regular cleaning. Storing food in closed containers or covered dishes slows the spread of odors.
When the problem is out of control, try these 6 solutions to eliminate odors from the refrigerator:
⚪ Baking soda
Baking soda is one of the most effective solutions. Put baking soda in a pan and place it on the bottom shelf of your refrigerator.
It is a wise idea to keep a small amount of baking soda inside the refrigerator all the time in order to keep this appliance in proper condition. Change it every 2-3 months.
⚫ Activated carbon
Activated carbon absorbs odors as well as baking soda does. It shouldn’t be used in an empty fridge. Empty the refrigerator and put the charcoal in a pan, leaving the machine to operate at minimal parameters for several days.
🐾 Cat litter
If you have a cat, you can use litter box sand (unused). Special chemical properties make it effective at absorbing odors. Cat litter can help remove the musty refrigerator smell without spending too much money.
🌾 Vanilla essence
After cleaning the fridge with baking soda and water, vanilla essence scents the fridge and can eliminate remaining odors. Pour a few drops on cotton wool and leave it in the refrigerator for several days.
☕ Freshly ground coffee
Another quick and ecological solution to refrigerator smells is freshly ground coffee beans. Put the coffee on a saucer and leave it in the refrigerator for several days.
📰 Wet newsprint
One of the simplest solutions is wet newsprint. Newsprint absorbs light odors inside your fridge. Make a ball and place it inside the refrigerator.