Bad smells in the kitchen are the worry of every housewife. There are foods and culinary preparations that literally infest every corner of the house. Think, for example, of when we fry chips, fish and cutlets, but also when we boil broccoli and cauliflower.
We open the windows, put the hood into action and look for any stratagem so as not to make the air too impoverished. Bad smells, moreover, are impregnated everywhere, especially on fabrics (such as curtains and sofas), but also on the skin, on hair and clothes.
It’s amazing why so many are putting half a raw potato in the refrigerator
The refrigerator is the place in the kitchen where we store most of the food. This is why, in some respects, it is the most unfortunate appliance.
If we put inside foods that are already open and not perfectly closed, disaster is assured. We only think of aged cheeses, salami, onions. In addition to making the entire refrigerator stink, these bad smells also contaminate other foods.
At this particular time of year, the main enemy that creates stink in the refrigerator is the cantaloupe. Apart from rare exceptions, in summer we always have a meloncino at hand. Rich in water and mineral salts, it is perfect for improvising lunch or dinner at the last minute. Just accompany it with two slices of raw ham or experiment with the tasty combinations that we have proposed in this other article.
The ideal would be to buy the melon following these very useful tips and then consume it within the day. It only takes a few hours to stay in the fridge, just enough time to cool it down and the melon manages to release its smell which is not particularly pleasant. Unlike its sweet taste.
The problem is quickly solved if we put half a raw peeled potato in the refrigerator. We can place it on a shelf or in one of the side compartments. It’s amazing why so many are putting half a raw potato in the refrigerator. Acting as a kind of sponge, our potato will absorb the smell emanating from the melon. The tuber that we all have at home is particularly effective with the smell of melon.
Alternatively, as soon as we return from the market or from the grocery store, we immediately clean the melon and keep it tightly closed in an airtight container.
The extraordinary methods that few know to best preserve the melon and be able to savor it in all its goodness.
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