How many times have you been in your kitchen and wondered what that horrible smell was? Chances are it’s almost always coming from inside of your refrigerator. Not only does a bad smell in your fridge ruin your appetite, but it can take a long time to figure out where it is coming from. To avoid the hassle of having to troubleshoot the smelly culprit, here are some ways to eliminate bad smells and keep them from coming back in the future:
Clean it out, completely: Go through your fridge and throw out all food that is expired, looks rotten, or you won’t eat in the next few days. To make sure you’ve thoroughly cleaned everything, follow this cleaning checklist.
Leave the odor removers on the shelves: We’ve all heard about leaving an open box of baking soda in your fridge to absorb odors. But did you know that you can spread baking soda on a cookie tray to soak up any odors that remain after cleaning? Another solution that helps eliminate tougher odors is by mixing baking soda with a tablespoon of vanilla and letting it sit there to work it’s magic. A dish of dried coffee grounds, or even a bowl of oats also help bust those smells!
Keep your fresh foods visible and towards the front: Many times a bag of lettuce or a bundle of broccoli gets pushed to the back, only to go bad and leave your fridge smelling less than pleasant. Foods that perish quickly should be kept visible so you’re more aware of when they are about to go bad.
Use airtight containers for storage: Packing up leftovers is an easy and economical way to eat for the rest of the week, but it’s crucial that they are properly stored. Don’t keep your sandwich wrapped loosely in a napkin or have pizza resting openly on a plate. Keep all leftovers in an airtight container to extend their shelf life and keep foul odors from escaping. You should also make sure to label and date everything so you know exactly when your food is good until.
Are you experiencing a bad smell coming from your fridge? Foul odors in your refrigerator might be caused by warm temperatures. If your appliance is running warm, the fridge-fixing experts at Speedy Subzero can help keep it cool. If you live in New York City or Long Island, call us to schedule your same-day refrigerator repair at 866-782-9376.