3 Remedies for Eliminating Refrigerator Odors

Refrigerators
are wonderful appliances. They run 24/7 to keep our food fresh and
our drinks refreshing. In fact, Smithsonian magazine dubbed the
refrigerator as “The Most Important Invention in the History of
Food.” Still, refrigerators are not perfect machines. It is
possible for them to break down and leak – which they often do. The
fact that they store food also leaves them susceptible to housing
terrible odors – which they often do. If your refrigerator stinks
to high heavens, use these three homemade remedies to freshen it up a
little bit.

Baking Soda
Baking
Soda is probably the official refrigerator deodorizer of your
grandmother. Seriously. It has been the go-to choice for several
decades, and for good reason. Simply open a box of baking soda and
stick it on the top shelf of your refrigerator for at least 24 hours
to absorb the foul smells.
Coffee Grounds
Coffee
grounds are unsuspectingly good at absorbing the scents from other
foods in the fridge. It is for this reason that, under normal
circumstances, you shouldn’t refrigerate them. However, if you are
trying to get rid of a smell, cover a plate with coffee grounds and
place it in the refrigerator overnight.
Vanilla
For the
tougher smells that baking soda and coffee grounds won’t get rid of,
you can use vanilla extract to overpower them. This will provide a
very strong smell, so be careful not to use too much of it. Take two
cotton balls and dampen them with a little bit of vanilla extract.
Put the cotton balls on a small dish and stick them in the fridge
uncovered for 12 hours.
Speedy
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