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How to Clean Your Fridge the Right Way

Your fridge is one of the most important appliances in your kitchen. It keeps your food fresh and safe to eat, but it can also get dirty and smelly over time. That's why it's important to clean your fridge regularly.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to clean your fridge the right way:

  1. Unplug your fridge. This is an important safety precaution to take before you start cleaning.

  2. Empty your fridge. This means taking everything out, including the shelves, drawers, and crisper drawers.

  3. Throw away any expired or spoiled food. This is a good time to do a quick inventory of your fridge and get rid of anything you don't need.

  4. Wipe down the shelves and drawers. Use a solution of warm water and dish soap, or a commercial refrigerator cleaner.

  5. Scrub any tough spots. If there are any stubborn stains or spills, use a toothbrush or a small scrub brush to get them clean.

  6. Wipe down the inside of the fridge. Use the same solution of warm water and dish soap, or a commercial refrigerator cleaner.

  7. Dry everything thoroughly. Use a clean, dry cloth to make sure everything is dry before you put it back in the fridge.

  8. Plug your fridge back in. Once everything is dry, you can plug your fridge back in and start putting your food back.

Here are some additional tips for cleaning your fridge:

  • Use a mild cleaner. Harsh chemicals can damage the surfaces of your fridge.

  • Don't use bleach. Bleach can create fumes that are harmful to your health.

  • Be careful with water. If you get water on the electrical components of your fridge, it could cause a short circuit.

  • Wipe down the door gasket. The door gasket is the rubber seal that helps to keep your fridge cold. It's important to keep it clean to prevent leaks.

  • Clean your fridge regularly. The more often you clean your fridge, the easier it will be to keep it clean.

By following these tips, you can keep your fridge clean and fresh, and prevent the growth of bacteria.

Bonus Tip: To absorb any lingering odors, put an open box of baking soda in the fridge after you've cleaned it. The baking soda will help to neutralize the odors and keep your fridge smelling fresh.

-- Iowa Appliance Repair offers in-home appliance repair in Des Moines, IA and surrounding areas including; Ankeny, Urbandale, Johnston, Waukee, West Des Moines, Ames, and More. We service all major brands including; LG, Samsung, Frigidaire, Bosch, GE, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, and more. We work on all major in-home appliances including; refrigerators, freezers, ranges & ovens, cooktops, microwaves, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, vent hoods, and ice makers. Please click HERE to schedule service.


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