Want to know how to minimize mold growth in your kitchen, food storage areas and refrigerators?
For most of us, the refrigerator is the place likely to collect the most fungal growth. Yuck!
To deal with this, wash the inside of the refrigerator every couple of months with 1 tablespoon of baking soda dissolved in 1 quart of warm water. Rinse clean and allow to dry.
For the black mildew that grows on the rubber door gaskets and other places; this can be eliminated by wiping down with a solution of 3 tablespoons of household bleach in 1 quart of water. I use a soft bristle brush for this.
If it’s a REALLY bad case of mold, bleach may not bring back the white color; you can disinfect it, but it may remain stained.
The best way to eliminate mildew and mold from the rest of the kitchen is keep the area clean, dry, and spraying occasionally disinfecting with the above bleach solution.
FYI—don’t sniff mildew or mold or you may cause some respiratory difficulties! Moldy food should be disposed in such a manner that your animals and children won‘t be able to get into it. Mycotoxins (yucky fungus!) are every bit as bad for your animals as they are for you.