When it comes to buying meat and fish products, there will come a time when your fridge will stir up an awful smell. I have seen people who tried many times to get rid of this horrible smell, but can’t find helpful solutions to do it. Here in this article, we will give you some useful tips how you will be able to eliminate that nasty smell in your glass door fridge that lingers all through your kitchen.
You can get rid of horrible, rotten meat smell once and for all by following this sure and easy way. This way you will no longer lose your appetite once you open the fridge’s door.
First of all, you need to remove all items contained from your fridge and screen out any expired or spoiled foodstuffs. Discard, if any! You have to get rid of spoiled foods immediately as they have an ecosystem full of microorganisms. Don’t forget to place foods that are safe to eat in a cooler to make sure that these, too won’t get spoiled. You can also add ice if you think they will be out longer.
Carry on by cleaning the shelves and drawers with a solution of soap and water. You can also use natural cleaning products for this as they are proven safe and efficient to use. Also wash the walls and floor of the fridge, even those surfaces which are hard to access.
If you think, the smell still lingers, purchase activated charcoal or freshly ground coffee. When it comes to activated charcoal, it is proven to be scientifically effective in absorbing the bad smell, but it might stain your clean fridge. So if you prefer to use charcoal, you might want to place them before cleaning your under counter fridge so that staining will be eliminated.
You can dump your freshly ground coffee in a large container and spread them. Now put that coffee filled container in the fridge in a central location. Shut the fridge door and leave the coffee for 24 to 48 hours. Afterward, dispose of the ground coffee and restock the food.
Get a box of baking soda from your nearby grocery store. Rip away the top portion of the box and place it as it is in your fridge. You can also pour all the baking soda in a plastic bag and put it in the refrigerator for at least three days. After three days, you’ll notice that the smell is eliminated.
As we all know that the bad smell will be cleared away for good. For a more mild scent that can exist with the smell of your food (without contaminating the smell of your food, of course!), other alternatives to baking soda would be a lemon, fresh leaves such as eucalyptus and lavender. These scents would give your countertop display fridge a natural and earthy smell.
If for-instance you have to turn off or unplug your refrigerator for a time, you might consider cleaning it first and remove the food. Of course, no one wants to spoil the food inside a dead fridge. So, you must leave it open a bit to make sure that moist will not be trapped inside the refrigerator. Always remember that a clean but warm and closed fridge is more likely to smell bad.
To prevent future bad odors, always make sure you are cleaning your fridge on a regular basis and dispose of expired food. It would be a better option to put foods in airtight containers. In this way, you’ll keep food items fresh for an extended period and if, in case, they spoil the smell won’t be much of a problem. Never clean cold glasses with hot water as an abrupt change in temperature can break the glass. Just allow it to cool to room temperature first and then wash the glasses.
If you use these simple tips, you would not have to worry about a smelly refrigerator anymore. Take out some time to clean your fridge on the regular basis as maintenance and cleanup is necessary to avert problems with this machine.