How to get rid of unpleasant odour from the fridge: effective tricks
There is often an unpleasant smell in the refrigerator. It is the stench of spoiled food or the result of improperly stored food.
You should clean your fridge in good time, but some products may not cope with this common problem. Therefore, OBOZREVATEL gathered effective tips that will help restore the smell of freshness and cleanliness.
This is a reliable remedy that effectively tackles bad odour and stubborn dirt. Baking soda stops the growth of spoilage bacteria and turns acidic particles into salts which have a neutral smell.
To prevent odour build-up, pour three tablespoons of baking soda into a container and place it in the refrigerator or freezer, putting the mixture on each shelf if necessary.
If the smell does appear, then go through all the food and clean the fridge thoroughly. To do this, mix one cup of baking soda with one cup of water. Soak a clean cloth in the solution and wipe the entire fridge well and leave it for a few minutes. Then wipe again but with a cloth soaked in water.
Stubborn stains can remain after cleaning, to get rid of them, mix ½ cup of baking soda with a tablespoon of water and apply the mixture to the dirty surfaces, scrub with a toothbrush and rinse everything with a damp cloth.
Vinegar is also an indispensable cleaning aid. If you can still smell the baking soda, dilute 100 ml of vinegar in the same amount of warm water and use a clean sponge to wipe surfaces again. Place a glass of vinegar near the source of the odour to absorb it. This solution must be changed every three days.
Coffee grounds can also help in the fight against odours. Although its application will not be as effective as a baking soda or vinegar solution, coffee grounds will reduce the stench. Put dried coffee grounds in a container on the refrigerator shelf and don't forget to change it once a week.
Activated charcoal also fights unwanted odours not only in the fridge but also in the car, bathroom and cupboards. Put 5-8 tablets in the right place and in a few hours you won't smell anything.
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