Because the freezer is a place for long-term storage, it’s easy to forget what we have placed inside. Cleaning the refrigerator freezer is usually the most neglected tasks of all. If you have ever spilt any liquid while transferring a container to the freezer and left it there, you’ve got a bad freezer smell waiting to happen. One day you’ll open the door and suddenly notice that the freezer smells bad.
How to Clean a Freezer
These days there are two types of freezer: the traditional models that fill with ice and have to be defrosted before cleaning; and the newer frost-free versions that don’t. If you have the latter, you’re going to find the cleaning process a lot faster; defrosting a traditional freezer can take some time – you’ll need to monitor the process closely, or you may end up with water all over your flooring.
Before you get to the cleaning part, you will need to do the following steps :
10. Replace all food, ice, and turn the unit back on. Take a look through your frozen foods as you place everything back in the freezer. Junk anything that has developed freezer burn or is beyond expiry and organize your remaining food by priority.
Lastly don’t forget to switch the freezer on and marvel at your hard work.
Food trapped in ice is often a source of bad smell in the freezer, so defrosting & cleaning it will almost immediately solve the problem 🙂