How to Get Rid of Fishy Smells in the Refrigerator

Struggling to keep your fridge smelling fresh? Dien May Xanh has some tips to help, from finding the source of bad smells to preserving foods so they last longer.

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Steps to Eliminate Odor from Your Refrigerator

Step 1: Begin by using a small bowl and adding about 1 quart of warm water.

Use a small bowl and add about 1 liter of warm water

Step 2: Pour some soap or dishwashing liquid into the bowl of water and mix well.

Pour some soap or dishwashing liquid into the bowl of water and mix well

Step 3: Add a small amount of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). Baking soda is readily available in grocery stores and supermarkets and helps neutralize odors and balance the pH level in the refrigerator. Adjust the dosage of baking soda if your refrigerator is large.

Add a little baking soda

Step 4: Remove all food from your refrigerator and place them in a box or on a nearby table. Review all foods and condiments and discard any expired items, as they can contribute to the unpleasant smell.

Remove all food from your fridge

Step 5: Clean the refrigerator drawers by soaking them in the sink.

Cleaning the drawers

Step 6: Wipe the surfaces of the refrigerator with a sponge, using the solution you prepared in the earlier steps. Gently clean the cabinet doors as well.

Wipe the surfaces of the refrigerator

Step 7: Clean the ceiling and sides of the refrigerator to ensure thorough odor removal.

Clean the ceiling and sides of the refrigerator.

Step 8: Use a dry cloth to wipe the surfaces clean and remove any excess moisture.

Use a dry cloth to wipe clean.

Step 9: Pour a small amount of vanilla extract onto a paper towel and use it to wipe surfaces that come in contact with odor-causing foods.

Pour some vanilla on a paper towel

Step 10: Rinse the refrigerator drawers thoroughly and allow them to dry completely.

Rinse the refrigerator drawers and dry them.

Step 11: Once dry, place the drawers back in the fridge and arrange the food in a logical manner.

Put the drawers back in the fridge and arrange the food back in a logical manner.

Note: Placing a bowl of baking soda in the refrigerator will help prevent odors more effectively.

Follow these simple steps to ensure your food stays fresh and delicious. Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any additional tips to share!