How to Fix a Smelly Fridge Published 26/07/2011
Over time due to the build up of food and through a lack of regular cleaning, our fridge's can emit an unpleasant odour. Find out how to prevent your fridge from smelling, by watching this eSpares video.
Hi, I'm Helen from eSpares and in this video I'm going to show you how to deal with a smelly fridge.
Now the first thing that you want to check is that your fridge is cold enough, because if it's not your food will be going off quicker and creating the odours in the first place. Your fridge should be running at below 5°C, if it doesn't have a temperature display, you can buy an inexpensive fridge thermometer like this one.
Next thing is to give your fridge a really good clean. Now you can use a dedicated product like this Electrolux fridge cleaner or you can use any household cleaner, but ideally you want it to be anti-bacterial.
Lastly, to stop the odours coming back, you want to have a fridge deodoriser. Now you can make one yourself out of household products that absorb odours. Such as bicarbonate of soda or baking powder, ground coffee, activated charcoal that you might have for a cooker hood filter, or my personal favourite: cat litter. Now you want to put it in an open container and leave it at the bottom of the fridge. To give it a nice fragrance you can add vanilla extract.
You can also get dedicated fridge deodorisers and anti-mould mats for your vegetable drawers.
Fridge cleaning and deodorising products are available from the eSpares website.
Thanks for watching.