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How to remove odors in refrigerator from rotten food

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Often the cause of an unpleasant odor is dried-on pieces of food, mold and food juice. Therefore, the refrigerator must be washed first. Use products that clean well and absorb odors:

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Take 100 g of laundry soap and grate it on a coarse grater. Dilute 2-4 tablespoons of wood chips in 1 liter of hot water and stir well. When the solution has cooled slightly, wash the refrigerator with it, and rinse off the remaining soap with water. If the smell does not disappear, repeat the procedure several times.

Prepare a solution of apple cider: mix 1 glass of drink with 1 liter of water. Using a soft cloth, wipe down all shelves, containers and walls.
Or you can order the services of a cleaning company. Cleaning companies provide a one-time cleaning service, which includes washing the refrigerator. Many housewives use the services of cleaning companies.

Rye bread. Take one or more slices of rye bread and arrange on the shelves of the refrigerator. You can use regular wheat bread, but it is less effective in removing odors.

Coffee. Pour natural ground coffee into a small jar and put it in the refrigerator. You can use instant coffee, but it absorbs odors much worse.

Activated carbon. This is a natural sorbent that absorbs odors well due to its porous structure. Take a couple of charcoal tablets and put them on a tissue or in a cloth bag. Tablets should be changed every 7-10 days.

Potato. Arrange raw potato slices on shelves and containers. Keep them in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours and then discard.

Salt, sugar and rice. Pour salt, sugar, or rice cereal into a bowl or glass and refrigerate. This method of prevention compared to others is considered not very effective. But it is the cheapest and most affordable.

Odor absorber. This is a special remedy for eliminating unpleasant odors in the form of rectangular, round containers or balls. They contain absorbent substances that lock odors, but are safe for health. The absorbers are easy to use: just place them anywhere in the refrigerator. A special fragrance can be bought at a hardware store.

Household chemicals
It is important to figure out how to wash the refrigerator inside, because there are many cleaning and detergents. Some contain aggressive substances and can ruin the plastic.

Sano Refrigerator Cleaner. This is a special spray for washing refrigerators with a mild action. It is necessary to spray the product on internal and external surfaces and immediately wipe them with a cloth. The spray does not require rinsing and does not have a pronounced chemical smell.

Ice white. This is an antimicrobial and antifungal spray that will help eliminate stubborn dirt. It is sprayed onto the surface and held for 5-10 minutes, and then the surfaces are thoroughly washed with warm water. The product is very strong, so it is better to wear gloves when working.

Tortilla. Tortilla is an eco-friendly refrigerator cleaner. It contains natural ingredients and has an antibacterial effect, so it effectively copes with harmful microorganisms and mold. The spray removes dirt in 1-2 minutes after application, eliminates unpleasant odors and does not require rinsing.

Rules for maintaining cleanliness in the refrigerator
Periodically defrost the refrigerator according to the manufacturer's instructions, taking into account the type of cooling system and the workload of the device.

Don't forget the importance of daily care. Regularly:

clean the outer surface from stains, fingerprints, dust;
wipe the refrigerator handle to eliminate germs and bacteria;
Keep track of product freshness and expiration dates.
In order not to have to frequently defrost and wash the refrigerator due to an unpleasant odor, carry out prevention - use store accessories or improvised means.

The most important thing
To keep your refrigerator clean, check the condition of the food regularly.
Store prepared meals in bags or containers.
If liquid is spilled in the refrigerator, immediately wipe down the shelf and check for moisture getting into containers and other surfaces.
If you canít cope with yellowness, order maintenance cleaning : experienced cleaners will clean the refrigerator without harm to equipment.