The fridge is one of the dirtiest places in your home. The problem with storing food in it is that bacteria will grow and contaminate everything inside, especially if you forget to put it on a shelf or in the freezer. It’s common to have a fridge that’s been neglected for far too long. Some may think this task is tedious, but it will be worth it in the end. The benefits of cleaning your fridge include better food quality, more storage space, and a cleaner home! It’s time you start taking care of your kitchen so it can take care of you. Let’s get started!
Cleaning the fridge is a quick and easy task that can be done regularly. All you need is some hot water, dish soap, and a sponge or cloth. You should start by removing all perishable food like meat, eggs, and dairy products (check expiration dates). Next, use hot water and dish soap to clean the shelves and interior walls of the fridge and remove any built-up grease. For tough stains use a heavy-duty cleaner or baking soda mixed with water. Rinse thoroughly before drying with paper towels. Finally, rinse with water and dry with a cloth sponge.
If you have a water dispenser on your fridge, be sure to clean that too. Dirty water tanks with mold and bacteria can make you sick. If you don’t know how to clean it, here’s a simple guide:
Remove the tank from the fridge and take off the top cover. Wash both pieces in hot water and dish soap. Next, mix some vinegar and baking soda (two parts of vinegar and one part of baking soda) into a paste. Scrub onto all surfaces of the water cooler until they’re covered evenly with the mixture. Let stand for about an hour or two before rinsing with warm water and then wipe dry with a cloth or paper towel. You may need to repeat this several times if there is heavy mold or bacteria build-up.
It’s also a good idea to clean the coils on the back of the fridge every few months. This will help keep it running efficiently and avoid costly repairs. Simply remove the cover (usually at the bottom) and vacuum away any dust or dirt. Be careful not to touch the coils as they can be hot.
By keeping your fridge clean, you can help prevent food poisoning and other illnesses. It’s also a good way to keep your kitchen looking tidy and organized. So, why not give it a try? Your family will thank you for it!