How to get rid of bad smells in your fridge

Have you ever opened the refrigerator door and felt an unpleasant smell, although all the foods are fresh? Find out what steps you need to take to get rid of this unpleasant smells. When talking about food, we also talk about health, so there is no place of negligence.

Every day we make choices about our diet, which affects our health and quality of life. In the same way, we have to pay attention to how to store food in order to stay fresh for as long as possible and to give us the maximum intake of nutrients.

Here are some tips on how to clean the refrigerator properly, removing unpleasant smells and enjoying a fresher diet for a longer time.

The first thing you have to do is activate the defrost function. If your fridge is an older model and doesn’t have this function, you will use some recipients that you put inside of the fridge, to drain the water.

Check the refrigerator’s instruction manual to see the exact specifications and defrosting time. Once the defrosting function is completed, unplug the fridge.

Then remove all the food from it and store it in the kitchen as long as you clean it up. Remove all the grills and compartments from the inside until the refrigerator remains empty and clean each item with cleaning products (you can even use dishwashing detergents or other degreasing and disinfecting products).

Prepare a bowl of warm water and a cloth that you will use to clean the interior of the fridge.

In the bowl with water, you can add detergent, chlorine or, if you don’t tolerate chemical odors, add vinegar. There are also special refrigerator cleaning products, which you can use with confidence.

Wash interior and exterior with this solution and wipe with a clean cloth, soaked only in warm water. Then you can wipe with a dry cloth or let it dry. Place the shelves and grids in their place and, for maximum efficiency in removing any unpleasant odors, place a sachet or baking soda on a shelf inside the refrigerator. Baking soda will absorb the smell.

A cleaner fridge means fewer bacteria, fresh food and healthier life. Although the new technologies are of real use to us and we can try the baking soda trick, they will never replace the proper hygiene of the food storage space. So, make time for your health!

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