Fridge Cleaning Time: Tips On How To Clean Your Trusty Refrigerator
Kitchens can be filled with a range of appliances, with a refrigerator being one of the most common. Fridges are generally durable and light on energy bills, but owners need to do their part and perform regular cleaning to make the most of them. The following are a few tips to keep your refrigerator sparkling, hygienic, and working efficiently.
Don’t Avoid Cleaning
A fridge is generally only used a few times a day and this usually involves quickly opening it to grab what is needed and closing the door again. Out of sight usually means out of mind and it is easy to forget about cleaning the interior. Preparing a cleaning schedule and using a magnet to pin it to the door where it can easily be seen is a visible reminder to clean a fridge regularly.
Pick a Day before Shopping
It’s so much easier to clean a fridge when it’s at its emptiest so tie in a cleaning schedule to your normal shopping habits. The day before stocking up is generally the best, so set the temperature control to off and take the plug out. This will allow the freezer compartment to defrost and set you up for cleaning.
Remove Shelves and Drawers
Most fridges are fitted with removable shelves, racks, and drawers. Take advantage of this by removing them and cleaning them in a sink or bowl. This is far easier than trying to scrub them while in the refrigerator and can get them cleaner.
Work from the Top Down
Wet a cloth with nonabrasive cleaning solution and wipe the interior and exterior of the fridge from the top down. With the removable parts taken out this should be simple to do and remember to include the freezer compartment and inside of the door. Occasionally vacuum the cooling elements (compressor, heat-exchange pipes, refrigerant, and expansion valve) at the back also.
Clean Spills Quickly
It can be useful to keep a few cleaning supplies close to a fridge so that any accidental spills can be mopped up quickly when they occur. This stops them drying onto shelves and drawers so that a regular full clean is easier to do.
The fridge is an important part of anyone’s kitchen and it is essential to keep it hygienic and working well. This means cleaning it on a regular basis. The tips above are some to consider for this, so get the rubber gloves on and start scrubbing.