If your fridge has a bunch of weird smells coming out of it, this may be due to some of your everyday habits. It can be easy to switch things up and help to ensure that your fridge is smelling fresh and everything is in order. Check out the following helpful tips to keep everything nice and clean.
1. Wrap Your Food Twice
Most unpleasant odors come from foods that have spoiled or foods with strong smells that travel into our fridges, such as cheeses and onions. It may be best to keep your food in containers made out of plastic, or in about three layers of plastic wrap. Also think about tinfoil as an extra way to block out odor.
2. Clean Your Fridge Each Week
In order to keep your fridge smelling fresh, you should be cleaning it routinely. Make sure that there aren’t any spilled beverages or food that have gone bad. To clean: use a blend of baking soda and water and scrub gently to get rid of stains. If you’re able, and want, to make your job easier, remove shelves and drawers to clean individually, allowing you to reach everything more easily. Try not to use ammonia or bleach because that might crack your fridge’s surfaces.
3. Know What To Do When Things Get Really Grimy
If your fridge smells especially rancid, you may want to unplug it, remove all of the contents inside and let it air out for 24 hours.
4. Don’t Store Milk And Hot Food Next To Each Other
Our leftovers can still be hot when we put them into our fridge and if that’s the case, we don’t want to store them next to milk or meat. If you do, you run the risk of the temperature of the food rubbing off on the milk, which can make it smell and go bad a lot quicker.
5. Have Different Drawers For Different Foods
You’ll want to keep your meats in a drawer, and not on a shelf, to help ensure that the meat juices don’t stain the shelves or get into other food.