It is possible to eliminate bad odors from the freezer. You have just to follow simple practical advice using effective and natural remedies to remove any unpleasant odor from the freezer.
The freezer is a fundamental home electrical appliance: it helps us in fact to preserve large quantities of food for a long time, thanks to the low temperatures that preserve food properly. However, opening the door it can happen that disgusting odors come out, so what? How to effectively eliminate bad odors from the freezer? You just have to use some grandma’s simple home remedies, natural and easy-to-use methods valid for both the freezer combined with refrigerators and single freezers, always checking first the instructions of the electrical appliance. So let's see how to defrost and eliminate unpleasant odors from the freezer, to have it always perfumed and sanitized.
The freezer is less susceptible to bad smells than the refrigerator thanks to the low temperatures that prevent the formation and proliferation of bacteria, but it may happen that it has has a bad odor, especially in these cases:
Now let's see specifically which are the most effective natural remedies to remove the smells that come out from our freezer. You can do it several times, until the bad smell will go away permanently.
Newspapers are one of the most used grandma’s home remedies, since they can absorb and eliminate bad smells, even the most persistent, as well as eliminate dirt. Here's how to do it: crumple the sheets of newspaper and coat the entire interior surface of your freezer, then change the sheets of newspaper every day for at least a week, or in any case until the unpleasant smells will go away. Then remove all foods in the freezer and remove also the ice, so as to eliminate any residual newspaper, put ice in a basin and clean the freezer as usual.
You can use baking soda in many ways at home, since it is a very versatile tool that can be also useful for removing bad smells from the freezer, having also a strong absorbing power. To use it effectively, remove all the products from the freezer, defrost it, then turn it off and prepare a solution consisting of a liter of warm water and two tablespoons of baking soda: wipe the soaked cloth on the entire inner surface of the freezer, cleaning it carefully. You can also wipe the cloth a second time by adding a few drops of Tea Tree oil that will also help to sanitize as well as to perfume the freezer. In case of persistent bad smells, you can place a small bowl with baking soda on a shelf: leave it overnight with the freezer turned off and with the door closed.
In case of bad smells coming from spoiled foods or rotten meat, it could be useful to utilize coffee beans or coffee grounds. Put the coffee beans in small containers and put them in the freezer, in a short time the bad smells will disappear. If you do not have the coffee beans you can also use two small bowls of coffee grounds and place them in the freezer leaving them for one night. Clean also once a week the freezer, especially if the bad smell is persistent.
Using lemon and vinegar is another grandma’s home remedy very used and effective even against the bad smells of the freezer, especially useful against the annoying seafood stink, a really unpleasant odor to be eliminated effectively. Mix the juice of a lemon with a liter of water and pass the sponge over the entire internal surface, with the freezer turned off: it will not only eliminate the bad smell of seafood, but it will also perform a disinfectant action. In case of persistent smell, after having cleaned it, pass the lemon directly on the walls of the freezer as if it were a sponge, and then rinse the surface. If necessary, leave the lemon slices to work all night.
Also vinegar must be diluted in warm water, it can effectively degrease and eliminate the annoying smell of rotten fish. Also in this case wipe the soaked cloth on the freezer surface. The advice is to act as soon as possible so as the bad smell does not penetrate too much. In case of persistent seafood smell, leave the freezer doors open for at least two days.
There are some simple tips to follow that could help us to prevent the bad smells formation in the freezer: