Durian season is in full swing! Have you gotten your durian fix yet?
While you enjoy the delectable flesh of this year’s bountiful harvest at home, you’ll also have to deal with the familiar problem that’s wafting in the air — the pungent smell of durians. Phew!
Some may be fine with the smell, but other non-durian lovers in the family might not appreciate the aroma being trapped in their home and fridge. And durian smell can be pesky too, lingering in your fridge longer than you’d expect. Regardless, that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying durians at home! We’ve come up with four useful tips for you to combat the powerful odour of durians in your refrigerator and home.
1. Store in an Airtight Container
If you are planning to save your durian for another day, you’re going to need to store it in your fridge. The best way to keep it is to place it in an airtight container so that air and moisture won’t come into contact with the durian. This not only minimises the durian smell in the fridge, but also maintains the durian’s freshness since it can go bad quickly if exposed to air, moisture, and heat.
If there’s still a durian smell, you can never go wrong with a few more layers of protection. Try covering each piece of durian in cling wrap or foil. Place the durian into ziplock bags before sealing them in the airtight container, or vice versa; enclose the entire container in a large ziplock bag.
Remember — durians can only last a couple of days in the fridge. Any longer, and you will need to store them in the freezer instead!
2. Buy Durians in Vacuum-Sealed Packaging
Just like using airtight containers, the goal with vacuum-sealing is to prevent air from reaching the durian. Vacuum-sealed packaging guarantees no smell from your durian and is your best bet for an odour-free fridge!
If you have your own vacuum sealer device, then by all means, go ahead to seal up your leftover durians at home. If you don’t, you can purchase durians online that are vacuum-sealed for delivery. Here at Kungfu Durian, we vacuum-seal every durian order tightly for maximum freshness and zero smell!
3. Place Baking Powder in Your Fridge
Baking soda is a commonly used deodoriser to remove all kinds of smells — from stinky shoes to musky cars and pungent durians too!
How does it work, you may ask? Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is a base. As most funky odours are acidic in nature, the baking soda will react with the acid to neutralise its pH and eliminate it. You can get boxes of baking soda deodorisers for your fridge, but any baking soda will work, including the ones sold for baking purposes. Place a bowl or shallow plateful of the powder in your fridge when storing durian and say goodbye to unwanted smells!
4. Finish the Durians While They Are Fresh!
Of course, the best solution to prevent stinking up your fridge is to gobble up all your durians, so there are no leftovers! Why not grab your friends and family and host a durian party? With everyone tucking into the king of fruits together, your durian will be gone in no time, leaving you yearning for more.
Fret not — if that happens, you can always order more top-quality durians from Kungfu Durian! With free islandwide delivery on orders above $98 and express 1-hour delivery, you can always satisfy your durian cravings with a fresh supply. Order online from our catalogue of delicious durians today!