How to Get Rid of Bad Smells from your Freezer

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Get Rid of Bad Smells from your Freezer

Eliminating unpleasant odours from your home appliances naturally can be difficult! If you've tried everything, it's time to use our tips for successfully getting rid of bad freezer smells.

Don't let the bad smell in your freezer affect your food as we at OneHowTo explain how to get rid of freezer smells naturally and effectively, without resorting to any nasty chemicals or expensive cleaning products.

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Steps to follow:

When the bad smells in the freezer are because of accumulated dirt, even if you try to mask these smells, you will not get rid of them! Follow these steps: empty the freezer, turn the appliance off, unplug the unit and wait for it to defrost. When the ice has melted, you will have to thoroughly clean every bit of dirt accumulated. You can use baking soda paste and water, but never soap because it is difficult to rinse. You should not use knives or sharp items either as you can hurt yourself. If you want more tips, you might find some handy hints in our article about how to clean your fridge.


If the freezer is very clean but is still giving off an unpleasant smell, OneHowTo recommend getting rid of bad freezer smells with a very natural and cheap solution: vinegar. It really is that easy! All you have to do is simply put a small amount of vinegar in a bowl and leave it in the freezer for a few minutes, removing before it freezes. You should find that this eliminates the unpleasant odour from your appliance.


If this fails, you can try to get rid of the freezer smell with another simple homemade trick. How? Boil some milk and put this mixture into a bowl in the freezer for a few minutes. If you want, you can also add a little vinegar to enhance the effect.

What more tricks do you know for getting rid of freezer smells? let us know in the comments!

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If you need to do the same with your fridge, then you don't miss our articles how to remove bad fridge smells so that you can make sure that it is always in perfect condition and free of unpleasant aromas.

If you are getting a funny smell from your washing machine and you want to know why read here to find out what causes this problem and how to prevent it.

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I filled a shallow 4x6 inch dish with vinegar and left it in the freezer for 20 minutes or so. I expected the vinegar to just mask the smell with its own strong smell, but after removing the vinegar, there was no oder of any kind! I dumped the used vinegar on the weeds growing in the sidewalk cracks to kill them (do not use near plants you wish to keep). The used vinegar could also be used again for cleaning - I just didn't want to make salad dressing with it 😉.
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