Even though the refrigerator is one of the most important things in your kitchen, many people skip it when they are cleaning. A shame, because the fridge is often full of bacteria and by cleaning it regularly you can even save a lot of energy!

You may feel the need to clean your refrigerator after reading it. Then this manual will help you on your way.

  • It’s a good idea to do the cleaning before going to the grocery store. This is how you clean a relatively empty fridge. Before you begin, throw away any products that have passed their expiration date. Then empty the refrigerator and remove all other loose parts.
  • Place all loose parts in the sink and add detergent and plenty of hot water. Allow the parts to soak for a while before cleaning. Dry them well to prevent too much moisture in the refrigerator.
  • Clean the inside of the refrigerator with a microfiber cloth with a mixture of baking soda and dish soap. The washing soda disinfects and removes all unpleasant odors.
  • The drain hole is also very important when you clean your refrigerator. It often gets clogged, which can lead to unpleasant odors! You can use a cotton swab to clean the hole.
  • The rubber parts of the refrigerator can be cleaned with a cloth and some soap. If you’re having a hard time reaching the dirt, try a cotton swab or bamboo skewer.
  • The back of the refrigerator is easy to clean with a vacuum cleaner.
  • When you’re done and all the loose parts are completely dry, you can put them back in the fridge. Make sure the temperature is between 4 and 7 degrees Celsius. This way you keep all fungi and bacteria at bay.

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