Bad smell in your refrigerator, it is bound to happen at some point. It can cause by anything from an expired milk carton to a few days’ old curries. The bad smell from your fridge can be quite embarrassing especially if you open it in front of your guests. There are a couple of reasons that could be the reason for the odor coming from your refrigerator. Power outage, rotting food, and spillage are some of those reasons. Storing the food at the right temperature and in the right compartments can avoid the bad smell of your fridge.

If by any chance, you have to deal with a bad smell, here are few tips to remove the odor from your refrigerator.

Cleaning is always the best Idea

This is the first thing you can do to do some damage control. Bad smell can be contaminated so you must clean the insides of your fridge really good. Get everything out from your refrigerator. If there are a few items that can be spoiled then keep them chilled in an icebox. Check out the expiry date and throw the expired products away. The next thing you should do is take out all the shelves and other compartments and give them a good scrub with soap and hot water. Dry all the compartments with a towel and place them inside.

Baking Soda is Super Helpful

Baking soda has properties that kill the odor. Fill a bowl with baking soda and place it in your refrigerator for a couple of hours and close the door. This should remove all the bad scent from your fridge. If the bad smell still lingers around then try sprinkling it around on the shelves and leaving it for a couple of hours. Wipe the insides with baking soda and water to get a deep clean.

Check the Temperature Regularly

The temperature inside your fridge is one of the most important factors. If the temperature is too high, it can boost the microbial growth and accelerate the deterioration of food items. The ideal temperature is between 4 to 5 degrees. The freezer temperature should be between -18 and -17 degrees. Waves refrigerators have the ability to keep things fresh for a longer period of time with the latest technology and antifungal gas kit.

Use Lemon for Freshness

If life is giving you lemons, use them to freshen your fridge. Citrus acid in lemon is a great chemical to keep your fridge clean and fresh. Take a cup of lemon juice and soak some cotton balls in it then rub them all over the inside and shelve of your refrigerator. The lemon juice would create a pleasant attar. Now and then, take a couple of slices of a lemon and place then in your fridge, they will absorb all the odor giving you a clean and fresh fridge.

Use Air-tight Container for Fruits & Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are the most common household items. These items are mostly stored in the fridge to keep them fresh for a long time. If you have to store fruits and vegetables, make sure you store them in air-tight plastic containers. This would stop the scent from mixing with other items in your refrigerator. You can also use charcoal and essential oils to remove the bad smell as well.

Refrigerator prices in Pakistan have exponentially come down in recent years. There are several manufacturers of kitchen appliances in the market. Waves are one of the most trusted brands in Pakistan. We are known for our refrigerators. We are using the latest technology in the manufacturing of our fridges and other kitchen appliances. Our sealed tight cabinet keeps your food fresh for a longer time. Low voltage running technology would save a bundle in your electricity bill as well. Follow our blog for more useful tips and our product information.

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