Ways to Use Baking Soda to Clean and Deodorize Your Fridge

Open Fridge

Are you getting frustrated with the odor coming out of your fridge every time it opens?

Well, maybe it’s time to get Mr. Baking Soda to work. Baking Soda is not just good for cleaning but also acts as a natural deodorizer.

Keep on reading to learn ways on how to use baking soda to clean and deodorize your fridge.

How to Use Baking Soda to Deodorize Your Fridge

I have tried two different methods of using baking soda to deodorize my fridge. Both work great. Give them a try.

Open a Box of Baking Soda Method

What You’ll Need:

A box of Baking Soda


1. Open a fresh box of baking soda.

2. Place it inside your fridge. I suggest putting it way back to avoid other things accidentally hitting and spilling it.

open box of baking soda

3. That’s it! It will help keep your fridge odorless for up to 3 months.

Bonus tip: Do not use the 3-month-old baking soda for cooking.

Shallow Container Method

What you’ll need:

A shallow container (I use a microwaveable plastic container, but any other container will do)
Baking soda


1. Take a shallow container and sprinkle enough baking soda in it to cover the bottom.

pour baking soda in container

2. Place it inside the crisper. It will help minimize the smell of onions and garlic.

put container in fridge

3. Replace the baking soda every 3 months.

How to Use Baking Soda to Clean Your Refrigerator

Cleaning with baking soda and water helps in removing the stains and smell of your fridge. Here’s a simple method you can try out.

What you’ll need:

5 tablespoons baking soda
2 cups of water
Cloth or soft sponge


1. First, take out all of the items in your fridge.

empty fridge

2. Mix 5 tablespoons of baking soda with 2 cups of water.

mix baking soda and water

3. Dip a cloth or soft sponge in the baking soda solution.

4. Use it to scrub the inside of your fridge. Focus on the stubborn stains.

wipe fridge

5. Rinse with a cloth soaked in water.

6. Dry the inside of your fridge well.

Bonus tip: Make sure you don’t use too much baking soda. It can scratch the glass and smooth surfaces of your fridge.


I hope you’ll try some of the methods written here the next time you clean your fridge.

If you’re looking for more ways to use baking soda around the kitchen, here’s an article on how to wash fruits and vegetables.

Don’t forget to keep your fridge door closed. We wouldn’t want to waste power now.

Thank you for reading.

-Baking Soda Guy

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