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What's That Odor from Your Fridge?
The first day of spring was a few days ago, and now is the perfect time to get your spring cleaning done.
If you open your refrigerator and you are astonished by the odor, it's time to fix the problem. If food has spoiled in the refrigerator and odors from the food remain, follow these steps:
- Wipe inside of fridge with equal parts vinegar and water. Vinegar provides acid which destroys mildew.
- Wash inside of the fridge with a solution of baking soda and water. Be sure to scrub the gaskets, shelves, sides and door. Allow several days to air out.
- Sprinkle fresh coffee grounds or baking soda loosely in the bottom of the fridge, or place them in an open container.
- Place a cotton swab soaked with vanilla inside freezer. Close door for 24 hours, then check again for odors.
For more information on how to keep your refrigerator safe and clean, check out our Refrigerator Safety Tips and visit homefoodsafety.org.
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