How to Get Rid of Smells in Refrigerators

How to Get Rid of Smells in Refrigerators

If your refrigerator has a lingering odor that just won’t go away, you’ll need to do a thorough cleaning to get rid of that smell. You’ll be surprised how simple it is to remedy refrigerator smells.

  1. Step 1

    Empty your refrigerator, placing all perishables in the cooler of ice. If you have fresh vegetables or eggs, place them on top so the ice doesn’t contact them directly.

  2. Step 2

    Pull out all the shelves and drawers from your fridge and wash them in your sink, using the hottest water possible and the bleach based cleaner. Lay them out on a towel to air dry.

  3. Step 3

    Wipe down the insides of your refrigerator with the bleach based cleaner. Make sure and clean all the grooves and crevices where smells can hide, and if there’s caked on spills soak them until they wipe up easily.

  4. Step 4

    Rinse the inside of your fridge with clean cold water, and dry with a towel. Place the open box of baking soda in an easy to reach spot in the door.

  5. Step 5

    Replace the shelves, drawers and food. Voila! Your refrigerator will now smell as fresh and clean as the day it left the factory.

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