How to totally get rid of smell in fridge in 5 ways

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How to get rid of smell in refrigerator

If you opened your fridge now and took a good whiff, what would it smell like? If it smells good, you’re all good. If it has bad smell, then it could be time to do a thorough cleaning and deodorizing the fridge now.

Odours could be a sign of spoilage or spillage that can attract bacteria, which could then affect your food. Here are ways on how to clean and get rid of smell in fridge effectively to prevent food contamination and keep smells at bay:


Use natural deodorisers like baking sode or coffee grounds


For a quick fix, simply put an open container of baking soda, oats, or used coffee grounds at the back of your fridge to neutralise odours. But remember to take them out of your refrigerator after 24h after they have absorbed all the orors. Because this time, bacteria may already enter these deodorant products. If you prefer fragrance, soak a cotton ball in vanilla extract or lemon juice, or put a slice of orange, lemon, grapefruit peel in and let that sit.


To keep your fridge even fresher, besides using the above deodorant products, you need to make sure you’re your refrigerator has good technology to protect your food from bacteria. If your refrigerator is old, or does not have a good odor filter function, it is difficult for you to effectively deodorize the refrigerator.


When buying refrigerator, you can refer to the TasteGuard deodoriser of the. Its carbon filter captures all unwanted odours and prevents them from altering the taste and smell of your food.


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Regularly do a refrigerator cleaning


Refrigerator used for a long time often has an odor, especially when users do not have the habit of cleaning the refrigerator often. So how often should the refrigerator be cleaned? It’s best to have a deep clean every three to four months. Discard expired condiments, wilted greens or leftovers beyond repair, and wipe containers with exposed food residue. That will help you get rid of smell in fridge a lot.

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Cleaning all the shelves and bins of your refrigerator seems to take a lot of time, especially with 3-door refrigerators, side by side refrigerators, ... However, if you choose the UltimateTase refrigerator with the adjustable FlexStor shelves, you can flexibly pull, slide, or take them out to easily clean all the surface. After giving them a good wash with soapy water, slide them back in and customise the space according to your needs.

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Arrange food with first in, first out rule


To maintain a clean refrigerator, keep older or easily perishable items at the front and within reach, while store those that can last longer elsewhere. While arranging the food, remember not to block the cold air outlet of the refrigerator to allow air to circulate. This way, it will be easier to finish food before they expire.

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Following an organised layout is easier when you have the UltimateTaste 900 with Multidoor flexibility, which provides you enough storage space for everything.

Slow spoilage


Generally, fruits and vegetables have to be stored in a humid environment to keep them fresh, crisp and bursting with flavour for longer. But too much humidity and they could rot, too little and they could wilt. Therefore, to prevent the bad smell of your refrigerator, you also need to pay attention to its technology to help slow down the spoilage of food.


TasteLockAuto crispers of the UltimateTaste fridge range control humidity levels with a membrane that automatically releases excess moisture to reduce condensation and stop early spoilage.

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Track temperatures


Do you know that different items may require different temperatures to keep their freshness and flavour, like meat at -2°C or some fruits at 7°C. However, if your refrigerator is using one temperature for the entire fridge or freezer, it can be difficult to ensure that foods are stored at the ideal temperature.


To store them in the most ideal setting, use the TasteSealFlex compartment of the UltimateTast 900. It has five presets from -23°C to 7°C so it can easily adapt to any temperature you need and help your refrigerator always fresh and smell good.

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If you try all the method above but can’t get rid of smell in your fridge, your fridge may be too old, the water is leaking, the air circulation system is out of order, … So you should contact the provider to have the best support.


A fresh-smelling fridge means food tastes better and lasts longer. The UltimateTaste Refrigerator makes it easier for you to keep it clean and smell good. Finally, check out how to choose the best refrigerator here.

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