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What and how to properly wash the refrigerator from an unpleasant odor inside: top 5 safe and effective products

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
How to clean the refrigerator from an unpleasant odor
How to clean the refrigerator from an unpleasant odor. Source: pexels.com

The refrigerator is one of the main kitchen gadgets that keeps food fresh and safe. It is worth noting that the refrigerator should be thoroughly cleaned regularly to prevent odors from accumulating and bacteria from growing.

It is also very important to place different products in it correctly, for example, vegetables on the bottom shelf, fish and meat in the freezer, but separately in plastic bags. Unfrozen meat, poultry, and fish, as well as their semi-finished products intended for cooking in the near future, can be stored on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator. Dairy products and eggs should be stored on the middle shelves. The door is an ideal place for seasonings.

The FoodOboz editorial team has selected a list of the safest and most effective refrigerator cleaners to help you get rid of unpleasant odors in your refrigerator.

  • Before you start washing the refrigerator, the first thing you need to do is remove the removable shelves, drawers and grids to wash them by hand in hot water with dishwashing detergent or baking soda. But you need to know that all glass components need to be heated to room temperature before washing, otherwise they may crack.
  • If there are stubborn food stains, cover them with a damp cloth for a few minutes and then remove them with a scraper.

Effective products for cleaning the inside of the refrigerator and eliminating odors:

1. A mixture of baking soda and water

If you want to quickly clean the shelves, drawers, and side walls inside your refrigerator, baking soda and a little water will suffice. Mix the baking soda with baking soda, 1 to 7, where 1 part is baking soda and 7 parts is water, and scrub the inside well with this mixture using a cloth. It is also very important to wipe the surfaces properly, namely from top to bottom, so that no drops fall on the cleaned surface. You can use a toothbrush or toothpicks to get debris out of cracks and crevices.

2. Baking soda

After washing the refrigerator, you can put a bowl of baking soda inside on the bottom shelf. It will absorb any odors that may appear in it.

3. Rye bread and freshly ground coffee

These foods can also absorb unpleasant odors in the refrigerator. Just leave a few slices of bread on the shelf and it will absorb all odors well. But the bread should be changed every 2-3 days to prevent it from becoming moldy.

You can put coffee in a dish or glass on any shelf, it will absorb all odors in the refrigerator very well.

4. Baking soda against mold

If the refrigerator is kept in a cold and damp place, it can be prone to mold. To get rid of it quickly and effectively, first, do not use abrasive cleaners or bleach-based cleaners. Instead, just take baking soda and mix 1 tablespoon with a liter of warm water. This mixture should be used to wipe the surface that has bloomed well, and then wipe it thoroughly dry so that no moisture remains.

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