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5 Tips to Remove Kitchen Odors


Do you suffer through warm drinks just because you can't stand the smell when you open the freezer to get ice? Do you cook only dry goods out of the pantry because you have to hold your breath every time you open the fridge? If your refrigerator or freezer has taken on some not-so-pleasant odors, it's probably time for a good cleaning. First, check all the bottles, containers and foods and toss out any that are beyond their "use by" date -- sometimes that's enough to cure a stink problem.

If not, thoroughly wipe down the walls, shelves and other surfaces inside the fridge with a damp sponge sprinkled with baking soda. Finally, rinse and wring out the sponge, moisten it with white vinegar and wipe down the rubber seals and any other areas in the fridge that are prone to mildew growth.