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How to keep unwanted smells out of your Refrigerator.


Well this ones is easy. Place a medium sized peice of coal in your Refrigerator and it will absorb all the unwanted smells. Ty this if yo feel that your Refrigerator has started to smell bad.

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try to put a coal in a small container, don't cover it and put inside your fridge, coal will absorb the bad smell

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1. CharcoalCharcoal is on top of my list as it is one of the best absorbent agents that can absorb and soak up the bad odour. Charcoal is also widely used as water filters and in most odour removing commercial products. You can put a medium-sized chunk of charcoal inside your smelly refrigerator for instance, and leave it there for a couple of days. You will notice that it can effectively remove the bad smell.
2. Baking SodaBaking soda is also a good absorbent. Put a generous amount of baking soda in an uncovered container (the size of the container depends on the size of the confined area) and leave it for several days. Remove the baking soda and replace it with new one and leave it for a couple of days. Continue replacing the baking soda until it has cleared the bad smell.
3. Lemon or Lime PeelJust put some lemon or lime peels into an uncovered container and leave them inside the confined area for a couple of days. The citrus smell will naturally replace the bad smell.
4. Pandan Leaf (also known as Pandanus or Screwpine)It is easy to get pandan leaf in tropical countries as it is widely used in Southeast Asian cooking to add aroma to dishes. Its pleasant aroma also acts as natural air freshener. Just take a few strips of the pandan leaves and tie them into knots. Place the leaves inside the confined space and leave them until the leaves withered or dried up. Replace the leaves regularly until the smell goes away.
5. Vanilla Essence Pour several drops of vanilla essence on a couple of cotton wools. Toss the cotton wools inside the confined space such as your wardrobe. Leave them for several days and you will notice that the area smells nice.
6. Mint Extract If you favor neither the smell of citrus nor vanilla, you can perhaps use mint extract instead. Pour several drops of mint extract on a couple of cotton wools. Toss the cotton wools inside the confined space and leave them for a couple of days.
7. Fresh Ground CoffeeGround coffee has a nice, crisp natural aroma. Just put about a cup of ground coffee in a flat, uncovered container. Place the container inside the confined space for several days. If the bad smell is extremely horrible, put more ground coffee. The area will smell of fresh coffee for many days.
8. Tea BagsIf you don't like coffee, you can use tea bags instead. Just place 2-3 tea bags inside the confined space. The tealeaves in the bags will not only absorb the bad smell but also will release the natural aroma of tea.
9. Orange and ClovesGet an orange and poke it with sharp objects like needle or fork to form small holes. Place each of the cloves inside these small holes until most of the orange surfaces are covered. It may look like a hedgehog with the cloves jutting out of the orange fruit. Leave it in the confined area for a couple of days. The area will smell nice with the said combinations.
10. Old Newspaper and Slices of BreadOld newspaper and slices of bread also work wonders in absorbing the bad odours particularly inside the refrigerator. Just place some crumpled old newspaper and two slices of bread (uncovered) inside your refrigerator and leave them for two days. Replace them (especially the bread) regularly until the bad smell is removed.

You can also use the combination of any of the above tips together, to effectively remove bad smell. Try those tips and you will say goodbye to bad smells forever.

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Permanently place a black coal in your fridge to avoid bad smells.

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What is causing an odd smell in the refrigerator side of our side by side?

Due to open storage of Vegitables & NonVeg items produces gasses in refrigirator this will attracts the water and to other food products and may give bad smell. For this aspossible place them in plastic bags / in airtight containers. To reduse the smell in the refrigirator follow these guidelines.
6 Easy Tips:
Keeping your refrigerator in tip top shape and those odors at bay has never been so easy. The first thing I usually do after detecting an odd odor is to remove all the left over food that may be stored. Even if some of the food was just put in for keeping, it may also have absorbed some of the odor itself. And I don't think I'd want to keep it if it is. So the best way to start is by making sure all leftover food is cleared out. And then follow up with the 6 easy steps below for keeping your refrigerator smelling fresh and clean.
1. On a monthly basis, wipe the insides of your refrigerator out with a solution of white vinegar and water. It is said to work best if you heat the solution up in the microwave for approximately 45 seconds. Be extra careful when dealing with any heated liquids to avoid burns.
2. As an alternative to vinegar and water, you may also try wiping the insides of your refrigerator out with a mixture of half chlorine and half water. This method has also been proven to cut down on any mold you may see from time to time around the rubber seal of the refrigerator doors.
3. Ok, this next tip may sound very odd. But it is said to be really a tough smell catcher. Take a bowl and fill it with cat litter. Any kind will work except the clay kind. Place the bowl in your refrigerator and shut the door. After about three days, your refrigerator should be back to smelling nice and clean.
4. Charcoal is another great unexpected item you can use to absorb those fowl smells. Place a few chunks on a paper towel or cloth and place it in the back of your refrigerator. And within 24 hours you should be able to detect a huge difference.
5. Another very inexpensive idea is to place a cotton ball saturated with vanilla extract inside your refrigerator. Place a couple around if the bad smell is very noticeable. And apply more extract as need.
6. And my last tip is a very well known method. It is placing a box of opened baking soda (found at any local supermarket for around $.59) in the back of your refrigerator on the bottom shelf. It will also absorb foul odors and give your refrigerator a fresh clean smell. You can replace the box when needed, which will probably be about every 3 months.

Thanks & Regards
M. Nanda Kishore

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