A smelly refrigerator can be a pain. It could indicate an infection brewing in your fridge, or it could just get into all of your food, making everything smell inedible. So how do you deal with it?
Don’t worry, it’s not as much of a nightmare as people worry. The first step is to clean out all the food so that your single door refrigerator is completely empty and free for you to scrub down. Keep your food in a cooler or somewhere it won’t spoil quickly because you might need some time cleaning up.
It is simpler if you have an add-on feature like Removable Anti-Bacterial Gasket in your refrigerator like Intex has, which keeps your food farm fresh! Now let’s look at your options after your electronic appliance has already become smelly.
1. Ground Coffee Beans:
If you’ve already gotten to the source of the smell and kicked it out of your refrigerator, but can’t seem to get the smell out, this is the answer. A plate of ground coffee, particularly freshly ground beans, will work like magic in getting rid of the smell.
2. Baking Soda:
Baking soda for a refrigerator is an age-old solution. To give it the deep-cleaning it needs, baking soda is an excellent DIY option that will assist in getting rid of persistent smells. Just make a paste of baking soda with water and scrub down each of the shelves, and the cooler as well. Make sure you get every spot since bacterial infections can grow back from even tiny spots that are missed out.
3. Activated Oxygen Device:
Really more of an apocalypse level of intervention, with most fridges you shouldn’t require it. If you’ve cleaned your appliance and you’re fed up with the persistence of the smell, you might need to try an activated oxygen device. This will clean it quickly, and very well. There is no deep cleaning method that is likely to be more effective in getting rid of smells.
4. White Vinegar:
Despite the strong odor of vinegar, it is actually a very effective cleaning agent and very good at getting rid of bad odors. Afterwards, it is recommended that you keep a cup of open white vinegar in your fridge for a few days to prevent a reoccurrence.
5. Activated Carbon:
Using absorption, much the same way that baking soda works, activated charcoal can help trap bad odors. It is slightly more expensive than household items, but it’s still worth a try to use vinegar or baking soda first but the activated carbon is definitely very effective at getting a fresher atmosphere.
However, the best way to have an odor-free refrigerator is to keep it from becoming smelly in the first place. So you should not be tardy about throwing out old food, particularly vegetables and fruits that get ripe and bad quickly.
With an Intex refrigerator, you get options such as the stabilizer free operation which ensures that voltage fluctuations do not affect its functioning, so your food remains fresh and edible for longer.