There is nothing worse than being welcomed by a pungent smell drilling in your nose after opening your refrigerator’s door. This is true, especially when you wanted to retrieve some delicacy for which you have been craving for the past hour on the way home. Food goes bad if left alone for too long, that’s a fact. We all have probably experienced at some point unexpectedly finding food in our refrigerator, wrapped in a cocoon of fungus and undergoing a metamorphosis into a yucky goo. Of course, only fungi cheese has a legal right to stay in our refrigerator, all other stuff with a fungus in it, or on it must go straight to the green box! Here are few tips on how to maintain your refrigerator clean of spoiled food and how to keep it smelling fresh.
Perform thorough weekly reviews of the stuff you keep in your refrigerator. Look for any expired food or food in open containers that have been sitting in there for more than a week. Sniff all suspected food for odour and check for mould. Check the produce drawer for veggies seeping liquid or turning to mush.
CLEANING AND ODOUR REMOVAL
To help remove food stains and/or any bad smell, lingering inside of your refrigerator, wash it with a paste prepared by mixing baking powder and water. Next, clean your refrigerator with a 50/50% solution of vinegar and water. Vinegar, besides being a good natural cleaner, also acts as a mild antiseptic and is very effective at attacking moulds and bacteria.
KEEPING BAD ODOURS AWAY
Place a little tray, or an open box filled with baking soda in your refrigerator and keep it there at all times. Baking soda attracts and bonds chemically with smelly particles that are emitted from food that is going bad. Replace the baking soda periodically with a new batch, but don’t throw away the used one. While it is not good for baking anymore, it is still good for cleaning your sink or your oven.