How to Clean Refrigerator: Top Tricks and Tips

How to clean refrigerator
How to clean refrigerator

Refrigerators have been described to be the kitchen’s hub, the workhorse of the kitchen, and the hardworking appliance and they are all that, no doubt.

Unfortunately, hardworking as they are, refrigerators can be subject to improper handling by stuffing them full, losing sight of the spills, and not minding the funky smell coming from forgotten leftover and spoiled food at the back while the exterior falls victim to fingerprints and stcky smudges.

If refrigerators are not kept clean regularly it will also produce molds that can cause some foodborne illness which is something that you don’t want for your family.

Needless to say, your refrigerators need some tender loving care by giving it regular upkeep as it is what we use in storing our foods and drinks to keep your family safe and nourished.

There are natural cleaning agents that are kitchen staples like vinegar and baking soda that can help with your initial cleaning but for a more effective way of loosening the spills and difficult stains, The Crown Choice multi cleaner can get the job done effortlessly.

So, do you have one hour to give to clean out your refrigerator? Don’t worry, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to clean a refrigerator, some tips in keeping it clean, and know the amazing cleaning tools that guarantee will make your cleaning much easier.

How to clean refrigerator: Preventive maintenance

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Here are a simple few tips for keeping your fridge smelling and looking clean and fresh.

  1. Avoid reloading your fridge with loose food containers and spoiled fruits or vegetables to avoid sticky spills.
  2. Throw out expired food or drinks or anything with questionable freshness.
  3. Use a mixture of baking soda and water to jars, bottles, and cans with drips and crusty lids then wipe them before putting them back in your fridge.
  4. Make sure that you use a dry clean cloth to wipe the items on your fridge.
  5. Dry all items thoroughly before putting them in your fridge.

How to clean stainless steel refrigerator

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Stainless steel refrigerators need special care. There’s nothing more striking in your kitchen than a tall and shiny stainless steel refrigerator that goes with any kitchen color scheme. But things happen that can ruin the overall look of your stainless steel fridges like smudges and fingerprints if not taking care of immediately.

Before you clean your fridges to keep the exterior shiny clean, do check first the owner’s manual for instruction on the make and model of your fridge because some stainless steel refrigerators have special finishes that need specific cleaning options and read all instructions and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations as you work.

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Routine care on how to clean the stainless steel refrigerator exterior

For daily routine cleaning and eliminating water spots a good wipe of cloth and water will do the trick of keeping the stainless steel fridge in good shape.

What you’ll need:

  • Microfiber cloth
  • Water
  • Spray bottle
  • Multi-cleaner

Step 1: Wet the microfiber cloth and wipe down the fridge.
Step 2: Wipe again the surface with the cloth to dry.
Step 3: If the surface is extra dirty, you can put a drop of multi-cleaner in a damp cloth.
Step 4: Wipe the surface of the fridge and follow up with another damp cloth.
Step 5: Finally, dry the surface with a clean dry cloth.

Cleaning your stainless steel with baking soda and vinegar

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You can also clean our refrigerators with baking soda and vinegar when the cloth and water are not enough to get all the grime out of the fridge.

What you’ll need:

  • Boiled vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Towel

Step 1: Wet a thick clean towel with boiled distilled white vinegar.
Step 2: Wipe the damp towel to the area where the dirt is and let sit for 30 minutes.
Step 3: Sprinkle with baking soda.
Step 4: Gently scrub the spot with all purpose dishcloth or scrubber until it disappears.
Step 5: Wipe the area clean with water and dry with a clean cloth.

How to clean the interior of the refrigerator

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For drawers and shelves that can’t be removed, you can grab a baking soda and water to clean the refrigerator interior.

What you’ll need:

  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • All-purpose dishcloth

Step 1: Make a mixture of one part baking soda and 7 parts water.
Step 2: Work from top to bottom to prevent from drips landing on the already clean surface.
Step 3: Wipe the drawers and shelves with the mixture using the microfiber cloth.
Step 4: Use the all-purpose dishcloth to gently scrub the corners of shelves and drawers.
Step 5: To get into the hard to reach cracks and crevices like hinges and other hardware, use a strong detail brush
Step 6: Wipe everything with a clean towel.

How to remove odor from your fridge

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Your refrigerator is a good environment to encourage bad odor unless you can take the necessary cleaning to eliminate it. Fortunately, it is something that is easy to do.

All you need is baking soda. After all the drawers and the surfaces have been dried, open a container of baking soda and place it at the bottom. This will help absorb any foul odor to linger near your food so it’s a good idea to keep it there when you refill your refrigerator.

How to clean the mold from your fridge

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With its damp and moist environment, refrigerators are a good reproduction place for molds and mildew. Baking soda will work wonders in eliminating them.

When it comes to moldy refrigerators, prevention is better than cure. You need to make sure that both your fridge and everything that goes inside it are completely dry.

What you’ll need:

Step 1: Make a mixture of two tablespoons and a quart of warm water.
Step 2: Put the mixture to the area where the molds are.|
Step 3: Let the mixture sit for a few minutes to work on the molds.
Step 4: Then scrub the area using a non-scratch scouring pad.
Step 5: For molds that are in the corners or crevices, use a good brush that can reach these places.
Step 6: Wipe with clean cloth to dry.

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Cleaning your refrigerator has never been easy-breezy and effortless with the help of The Crown Choice multi cleaner and The Crown Choice non-scratch scouring pads.

Both have proven to get the job done well in cleaning the interior and exterior of your refrigerators. Using the Chown Choice non-scratch scouring pad that wipes away food residue, spills, and stains without any scratch from your fridge. While The Crown Choice multi cleaner leaves the surfaces of your fridge sparkling clean like new again and with the delightful smell of lemon zest, it gives out the refreshing and clean odor of what a fridge should smell.

The Crown Choice non-scratch scouring pads have an open nylon mesh design to scour and scrub away stains without gunking up. The unique material and design of our scouring sponge get rid of difficult stains and get into hard-to-reach places.

One nylon scrub pad will outlast any sponge. In fact, it will replace at least 6-7 sponges. Each scouring cloth comes 2 in a pack. This means a single pack will last more than 12-14 sponges.

The Crown Choice multi cleaner is the best all-purpose cleaner liquid that makes most surfaces shine like new again. It can remove tough stains, grease, dirt, grime, rust, and more using this naturally powerful multi cleaner. Good for cleaning the bathroom and kitchen, fixtures like sink, toilets, tubs, backsplashes, refrigerators, and more

Get these amazing cleaning solutions and cleaning tools as your household aide in cleaning the interior and exterior of your home.

 

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