How to get onion smell out of refrigerator?

Posted on August, 7 at 9:36 am |

I diced a medium onion for a recipe I was going to use it in the next day. Well now my refrigerator and my freezer smells like onion! How do I get the smell out? I have the baking soda thing in the refrigerator already.

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10 Responses to “How to get onion smell out of refrigerator?”

  1. JenJ Says:

    I agree, baking soda doesn’t work well. Here’s an inexpensive and fragrance free solution that is perfect for your problem. It is a natural fragrance free carbon product called FRIDGE IT odor absorbers – little purple cube with an incredible activated carbon filter inside that is really, really, great and eliminates odors for a long time. It works so much better than baking soda all those sprays, and fragrances that just cover up smells and doesn’t get rid of them. Just place a couple of these in fridge and freezer and that’s it. No spills or chemicals or powder to worry about. Each only costs a couple of dollars. I use this product everywhere including car(smoke and pet smells), storage, closets, my fridge and also under sinks, near trash and have friends that use it on cat litter box and also diaper pails – it’s that good. I really recommend it. You can buy it in kitchen gadget sections in stores like linens and things. I also think camping world sells it and Internet at
    Definitely worth trying

  2. David Y Says:

    rip a pieces of tangerine skin and put in the fridge for days and itll smell like tangerine or take out all the food and spary febreze in there

  3. wanna_help_u Says:

    add some baking soda in a pouch
    or you can do some coffee grinds as well it will help lots
    some people say that also sticking some damp news paper sheet ( 1 or 2 ) in the fridge for a day or 2 will help with this as well * I have to say I have used the last one in cars in order to get the humid smell when the car has gotten rained in,but has never used it on my fridge, for that I prefer the coffee

  4. Chris B Says:

    Either an open box of baking soda or any citrus rind should do it! Good luck!

  5. jo Says:

    always wrap smelly things like onions in glad wrap but to remove the smell give a wipe out with a mix of quarter cup of vinegar a tablespoon of baking soda and a cup of warm water mixed together then leave a small container of vanilla essense on a shelf so it wont spill..will work for ages

  6. Big Dave Says:

    Your probably going to have to empty the fridge as the foods that are in there will have taken on a certain amount of the onion smell and will continue to make it smell. Suggest you hold a fridge emptying party with your mates or find your local stoner, let him spark up a spliff and show him the fridge about 10 minutes later, he will soon eat his way through it all…lol

  7. SGT Little Keefe Says:

    Wash the inside with the baking soda and take everything out and wash them too, all bottles and containers must come out of fridge to clean away the smell. Make a solution of baking soda and very warm water and wash the inside of freezer and fridge and the racks and crispers and the rubber edge of the fridge closure. Wipe it dry and let it sit with the doors open for awhile to clear the air. Put a fresh box of baking soda and it is ready to use again,odor free.

  8. Debbie J Says:

    go buy a box of baking soda and open the top put in back of fridge and it will eliminate odors for four to six months

  9. Farm in the burbs Says:

    You can wipe the fridge over with some vanilla essence or bicarb soda mixed with vanilla essence

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