There are few things in the kitchen more disconcerting than opening the fridge for a snack or to cook a meal and being smacked in the face by foul odors. It’s a fast way to ruin your appetite, and often takes a while to find the cause of the stench. Here are a few ways to fix any odors and keep that fridge smelling fresh for a long time to come.
Keep it natural
Using chemicals when cleaning your refrigerator is never a great idea. Even if you think you know what’s in a cleaning solution, having it so close to the food you eat can pose a health risk. Instead use baking soda mixed warm water or some white vinegar to scrub your fridge and really make it shine.
Use airtight containers
It’s easy to toss your restaurant leftovers in the fridge in their Styrofoam or cardboard containers because it’s so convenient, but this is one of the quickest ways to stink up your refrigerator. It may seem like a pain at first, but storing your leftovers in airtight containers to keep the smell down, it’ll keep the food fresh for longer, too.
Label and date your leftovers
Doing this prevents you from having to lift the lid on an unknown container and possibly killing your appetite. You won’t have to take a risk on some questionable food that you can’t remember the age of, and you won’t release a potentially strong odor into your fridge and kitchen.
We often consider our refrigerators a safe haven for all things food and drink, but the fact is that all foods go bad eventually. With these techniques you can clean up your fridge and keep it smelling fresh for years to come. Buddy’s stocks a wide range of different refrigerators to suit any budget. Give us a call today at 1-866-779-5058.