A Few Tips for Deodorizing Your Fridge


A Few Tips for Deodorizing Your Fridge

By Jim Konerko

Nobody likes a smelly stinky refrigerator. Especially when you have no idea where the foul odour originates. Well, it’s not too hard to get rid of those nasty smells, so here are a few tips to get you to deodorize your fridge quickly and safely.

Using White Vinegar

White vinegar is an excellent odour neutralizer that helps to eliminate foul smells. Put some on a paper towel and put it in the back of the refrigerator. When the towel dries out, use another.

Using Odor-Removing Gels

You can buy these little packs anywhere, like in a grocery or department store. They frankly work better than baking soda, so try putting one of these in the back of your fridge.

Nothing Beats Good Old-Fashioned Cleaning for Deodorizing Your Fridge

If you haven’t cleaned your refrigerator in a while, this is a good way of making your refrigerator smell like new. Turn your fridge off, unplug it, remove all the food, and use whatever cleaning solution you desire to wipe and dry the drawers and wire shelves.

Doing this will also help get the inside of your refrigerator sparkling clean and free of food splotches (which perhaps caused the odours in the first place).

Fresh Coffee Grounds

Coffee is an effective means of absorbing odours by keeping a small bowl of it in the fridge for a day. The only problem is that the inside of your fridge will then smell like coffee! Some people will like that, but not all. So please consider that.

Fresh Fruit

Some people may like this way better than using coffee grounds. Just hollow out your favourite fruit, perhaps an orange, lemon, or grapefruit, and put that in the back of your fridge until it dries out.


Like coffee grounds, dry oats are good for absorbing odours. Put some in a small bowl or plate, and these small flakes will neutralize the smells in your refrigerator.


Most people like the smell of vanilla extract, which one can find in the spice section of your store. Try soaking a piece of cloth or paper towel in vanilla, and leaving it in the back of your fridge overnight. In the morning, you should have a pleasant and lovely smell inside the refrigerator.

Make Sure Your Freezer Temperature Isn’t Set Too High

You don’t want to have the temperature of your freezer set at too high a number. Having it too high may cause issues with food spoilage. Different manufacturers have different settings, so check online for the optimal way to set the proper temperature of your refrigerator and freezer.

Use Your Storage Drawers Wisely

Storage drawers in most modern refrigerators have humidity settings. Make sure the leafier and thinner vegetables get stored in the higher humidity drawers. The thicker foods don’t need as much humidity.


Of course, the primary standby for deodorizing your fridge is the baking soda box, so keeping one handy- helps. Otherwise, hopefully, these other tips will help you keep your refrigerator smelling fresh every day.


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