Are you looking for some tips to clean your refrigerator? If yes, read through this piece to learn how to clean your fridge in the easiest and quickest possible way.

Refrigerator Cleaning

When did you last clean your refrigerator? Perhaps a couple of months back? Cleaning your refrigerator is as essential as maintaining personal hygiene. After all it is where you keep your food. A refrigerator if not cleaned on a regular basis, starts giving off a bad odor every time you open the door of your fridge. Whether it is the cheese you stocked last month, leftover meat from the previous week’s party or the growing moulds on stale bread, the lingering foul smell can turn you off instantly so much that you won’t want to open the refrigerator for a second time. In addition, spoiled food can also be a potential source for bacteria growth. To keep your refrigerator free from bad odor and harmful bacteria, cleaning the refrigerator is totally obligatory. Regular cleaning minimizes the hassle of cleaning the fridge after a long time, plus your fridge will remain sparkling clean and will smell fresh as well. If your refrigerator needs an immediate cleaning, but you are not sure how to go about it, then here are some handy tips to your aid. Read on to learn more.

How To Clean Refrigerator

Things Needed
  • Mild Dish Soap
  • Dishcloths
  • 2 Kitchen Sponges
  • 1 cup Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Baking Soda
  • Water
  • Turn off your refrigerator and disconnect the plug from the socket.
  • Take out all the food items and the containers out of your fridge.
  • Remove all the refrigerator trays, wire racks, and the vegetable basket.
  • Wipe the refrigerator with a dry cloth to remove dirt.
  • Take a bucket and fill it half with water. Add a mild dish soap to make the water soapy.
  • Wash all the detachable parts (wire racks, drawers, basket, tray, and shelves) with the soap water and rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Leave the racks and trays to dry.
  • Dip the kitchen sponge in the soapy water and wash the interior of the fridge. Clean every crease and crevice, especially the door racks.
  • Once your cleaning is over, take a clean kitchen sponge and rinse with lukewarm water. Make sure no soap residues remain.
  • Next, make a solution of baking soda and vinegar. Dip the kitchen sponge and wipe the entire interior of the refrigerator with this solution.
  • Vacuum the condenser coil at the back of the fridge.
  • Leave the refrigerator open until it dries completely.
  • Attach all the racks, shelves, and trays that you removed earlier.
  • Turn the temperature control knob back to its original position.
  • Now put back all the contents inside the fridge.
Other Tips
  • Throw away items that are already spoiled or are on the verge of spoiling.
  • Keep the fridge in defrosting mode before you start cleaning.
  • You can add a bit of alcohol into the soapy water. Alcohol works as a great disinfectant that will help disinfect the refrigerator walls and food racks.
  • Clean the egg racks properly.
  • Remember to air dry the refrigerator before you put back all the food items.
  • If you are hanging on to things that might melt or spoil during the cleaning process, put those items into the cooler.
  • Make sure the fridge and freezer are full, but not so full that air can’t circulate between food items.
  • Clean your refrigerator regularly to keep it sparkling like new.
  • Always refer to the manufacturer’s instruction if you are cleaning your refrigerator for the very first time.

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