The refrigerator is often one of the most used kitchen appliances. With constantly storing our food and keeping them fresh for days to weeks and even months, sometimes our refrigerators don’t get the cleaning they truly deserve. It’s important to take the time and clean out the refrigerator, especially when we store a good amount of our food in there and they require a special clean place to be kept fresh.
Check out how you can deep clean your refrigerator
What You Will Need
- Baby oil
- Baking soda
- Microfiber clothes
How Often Should You Clean It?
You should clean the inside thoroughly twice a year. This will help ensure the food being stored within the refrigerator within a clean environment. As for the doors, you can clean this as needed.
Now let’s take a look at how to clean your refrigerator!
Stainless Steel Doors
Fingerprints are a never-ending battle. I have stainless steel appliances within my home and let me tell you those little fingerprints are all over every time one of my children opens the door or my husband grabs something to eat.
A great way to clean stainless steel doors is with microfiber cloth spritzed with a mix of one-part vinegar and two-part water. Remove the streaks by rubbing a bit of the baby oil on another microfiber cloth and then flipping it over to polish it.
While you are cleaning the refrigerator out, move the food to coolers, turn off the appliance. Remove the shelves and bins. Then fill a bathtub with 6-8 inches of water. Add a small box of baking soda. You will want to soak the shelves and bins in the bathtub for 15 minutes. Rinse and dry after.
Wipe the interior out of the refrigerator during this time while the shelves and bins are being soaked. Get 1 quart of warm water and mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda into it. Wipe down the interior of the refrigerator with a microfiber cloth.
Here’s a Tip!
Clean the small crevices of the door seals with a cotton swab. Damp it with warm soapy water. Dry it with a towel.