How to clean your fridge and make it look like new again. It’s easier than you might think..

How often do you clean your fridge?

Even though the refrigerator is one of the most important things in your kitchen, many people skip it when they’re cleaning. That’s such a shame, because the fridge is often full of bacteria and cleaning it on a regular basis can even save you a lot of energy!

You might feel the need to clean your fridge after reading that. If so, this manual will help you along the way.

  • It would be a good idea to do the cleaning before heading to the supermarket. This way you’ll be cleaning a relatively empty fridge. Before you start, throw away all products that have passed their expiration date. Once you’ve done so, empty the fridge and remove all other separate parts.
  • Place all the separate parts in the sink and add dish detergent and enough hot water. Let the parts soak for a while before cleaning them. Dry them well in order to avoid too much humidity in the refrigerator.
  • Clean the inside of the refrigerator with a microfiber cloth using a mix of washing soda and dish detergent. The washing soda disinfects and removes all unpleasant smells.
  • The drainage hole is also very important when you’re cleaning your fridge. It often gets clogged which can lead to some unpleasant smells! You can use a cotton swab to clean the hole.
  • The rubber parts of the fridge can be cleaned with a cloth and some soap. If you find it difficult to reach the dirt, try using a cotton swab or bamboo skewer.
  • The backside of the fridge can easily be cleaned with a vacuum cleaner.
  • When you’re done and all separate parts are fully dry, you can put them back in the fridge. Make sure the temperature is between 4 and 7 degrees celsius. This way you’ll ward off all the mould and bacteria.

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