Fridge smells, but no rotten food?
Despite your best efforts, over time no matter how clean your fridge is kept it will start to develop a plastic like stagnant smell all too common from a mixture of different foods in an air-tight space. So what do you do about it?
The silliest answer to get rid of a fridge smell? Use an air freshener…though truthfully this is a bad idea as they can end up exacerbating the problem AND they may even start tasting in your food, so please DON’T DO THIS!
Simply, the most common and effective tip we can give you to get rid of any fridge smell is to sprinkle some carb soda on a saucer and put it in the bottom of your fridge or freezer. The theory behind this is that the carb soda absorbs the odours and as such when you take it out after a couple of days, the odours go with it leaving your fridge smelling better than it was. The trick is to repeat this every one to two months before the odour gets out of hand again!
Similarly, the other common tip that I’ve come across to get rid of a pesky fridge smell is using an orange shell and some salt. Simply cut an orange in half, take out the pulp and juice and replace it with a couple of tablespoons of salt. The theory is that the salt absorbs the bad odours and the orange shell releases a fresh odour, making it a double action air freshener.