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Originally published Friday, April 26, 2013 at 8:02 PM

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How to chase the stink from your refrigerator

Tips to eliminate kitchen odors.

By Home & Garden

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Think that cleaning your refrigerator takes a lot of effort? Well, chill! Just follow these tips:

1. Combine 1 cup clear ammonia, ½ cup vinegar and ¼ cup baking soda into a gallon of hot water. This no-rinse formula is a degreaser that prevents mold.

2. Use toothpaste to remove tough stains. It contains a gentle abrasive and has a pleasant odor.

3. To clean under the refrigerator, remove the grill and run a yardstick covered with a pair of pantyhose underneath. Also check the pan of water, since it can hold unpleasant-smelling water.

4. Sprinkle vanilla or orange extract on cotton balls in a shallow dish and put in the refrigerator.

5. Put a crumpled piece of a brown paper grocery bag inside vegetable bins and leave it for 48 hours. The paper will absorb the odor.

6. Keep your refrigerator at 37 degrees.



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