Is my refrigerator clean?
Of course we’ll say that the refrigerator is clean, but how do we explain that unbearable odor that fills the kitchen the moment the fridge door gets opened? The conclusion could be that our fridge isn’t that clean at all, even if we always wipe out the spills and try to throw away food that is expired; it doesn’t mean that it is necessarily clean. Does the odor in your fridge make it unpleasant to breathe, the moment you want to grab those vegetables from the lowest shelf? Or does your milk expire before it has reached the expiring date?
Well then, there are some very easy steps to take to keep your fridge clean, your food fresh and your air odor free. First and foremost, refrigerators need to be cleaned from the inside out. You want to make sure that every part of it looks as new as when you first bought it. Don’t be sad if it doesn’t shine as before, sometimes colours just fade over time. Since your fridge is subject to spills, overcrowding and varied odors, the shelves have to be washed down from anything that sticks to it. To do so, take all your food out of the fridge and create an empty space inside to survey the damage. If you take out all your food anyways, you might as well inspect all the products and throw away any aged, moldy or inedible food. Note that while you’re doing this, your fridge is still turned on with its door closed. After you’ve inspected your food, it is time to take out any shelving, drawers or other removable parts from your fridge to clean! You could keep the shelves in there when cleaning them, but I can assure you that it is much more pleasant to take them out for the cleaning part. Please wash the parts that you took out by hand, because most of the shelves either won’t fit or shouldn’t be placed in a dishwasher. Use a good brush or sponge together with warm water and soap. The soap can be any kind of which you think is appropriate for the job.
Keep in mind that you should never wash a cold glass shelf with hot water, as the temperature change could shatter the glass. Instead, use cold water or let the shelf come up to room temperature. To clean the inside and door of your fridge you probably don’t want to use a chemical cleaner or soap, as food will absorb the smell. Rather use warm water with a bit of baking soda or vinegar. Don’t forget to clean the handle of the fridge and to dry off all the shelves before putting them back into place.
Now your fridge is clean, it promises to keep your food fresher. The next step is to keep your fridge smell fresh. Some people use a cup of baking soda, vinegar, lavender, cotton balls, lemons, salt, tomato juice or vanilla extract to fight a fridge odor. But, those solutions have to be replaced frequently and some of them don’t even work.
Our remedy is Coco Natural Air Freshener that can be placed anywhere in your fridge and it will constantly work to absorb any unwanted odors. After you’ve cleaned your precious hardworking fridge, you want to remain this fresh smell as long as possible, right? Yet, Coco won’t be a replacement for the required cleaning every now and then, but it will keep your fridge smell fresh with the proper care.June 4, 2015
As mentioned in one of our last posts, Coco releases zero chemicals into the air and is therefore the safest air freshener for users with asthma and allergies. The question that comes up is of course why Coco is supposedly the safest air freshener for asthma (and allergy) sufferers. To answer this question we have to explain what asthma is exactly and by what it can be triggered. Asthma is a chronic disease that involves the airways in the lungs, also called bronchial tubes that allow air to come in and out of the lungs. The airways of people with asthma are always inflamed and can swell even more when triggered by irritants including physiological factors (viral infections), environmental factors (dust or mold) and non-environmental factors (such as exercise or stress). What happens is that the muscles around the airways will tighten and make breathing a lot harder, causing symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Some of the allergic triggers are known to be mold, animal dander, pollen, cockroaches and dust-mites. While other triggers of asthma include chemicals, fumes, odors, tobacco smoke and air pollution (smog). According to the Asthma Society of Canada “the nature of risk is unclear because studies have not taken into account indoor allergens, although these have been identified as significant risk factors. Experts are struggling to understand why prevalence rated world-wide is, on average, rising by 50% every decade.” Not only is the number of people diagnosed with asthma rising in Canada, but also in the United States, where the number of people with asthma “grew by 4.3 million from 2001 to 2009,” and where “asthma was linked to 3,447 deaths (about 9 per day) in 2007 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011).” Even though many triggers have been listed and researchers are continuously trying to find solutions to the disease, the number of people diagnosed with asthma is rising. Therefore, it is of course helpful for people with asthma to get rid of triggers as much as possible. Some of the triggers that are mentioned before are chemicals, fumes, odors and air pollutants and at Nexten Pro we are hoping that Coco Natural Air Freshener (Coco) can be of help by reducing the presence of those triggers. Coco can be useful because it absorbs odors and pollutants from the air, to make it cleaner and safer for people with asthma to breathe. Also, aerosol cans might be replaced by Coco because aerosols are known for spreading chemicals into the air, which are asthma triggers. Coco Natural Air Freshener is the first product line from Nexten Pro, and we are dedicated to helping people live healthy and odor free lives without the use of harmful chemicals.May 29, 2015May 7, 2015
After introducing the working powers of Coco Natural Air Freshener, we want to give you more insight in why we shouldn’t use air freshener sprays. Next to the fact that some people may have allergic reactions to the content of aerosol sprays, there are just healthier solutions to freshen up the air that you breathe. The basic knowledge of aerosol sprays is that the scent of a spray covers and overpowers odors by releasing chemical particles into the air, which is exactly the harmful part. Other widely used air fresheners include plug-ins, sticks, mists, scented candles, carpet cleaners and even scented stones. But, none of these chemically-scented fragrances really create an indoor environment of fresh air, does it? Releasing toxins in the air is not an improvement of the quality of the air but instead can be the cause of ailments like headaches, high pulse rate and nausea. Coco Natural Air Freshener is focused on absorbing odors and other contaminants without the use of harmful ingredients. Coco releases zero chemicals into the air and is therefore the safest air freshener for users with asthma and allergies, which is also the topic for our next blog post. Enjoy fresh indoor air!May 4, 2015
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