How to Keep a Clean Fridge

October 18, 2019

When cleaning your kitchen, it’s important to give your refrigerator the proper amount of attention. You might be amazed at how many people rarely, if ever, clean their refrigerators. However, because the appliance stores both raw and cooked foods, it is crucial that you keep it as clean as possible to cut down on the risk of cross-contamination and food poisoning.

While it might seem like a daunting process to thoroughly clean your fridge, the good news is that it really doesn’t have to be a big chore at all. Here’s a quick guide to help you with your fridge cleaning in Frisco, TX.

Products to use

One of the most common questions we get concerns which kinds of products should be used when cleaning out a fridge. There are some standard kitchen cleaning products you can use, such as wipes that have natural citrus oils, but there are other products you’ll want to avoid. Many kitchen cleaners are very strong, as they’re packed with chemicals to kill germs, but you don’t want any of those chemicals coming into contact with your food. You should especially never use any disinfectants, such as bleach.

Instead, if you’re going to use a liquid detergent, you’re best off just using whatever you use for your dishwashing, along with some warm water. Use it to wipe the insides of your refrigerator and drawers.

There are some types of natural products you can use to clean refrigerators, such as white wine vinegar on stainless steel, and baking soda for absorbing unpleasant smells.

Methods of cleaning

Once you know which product to use, you’ll need to know how exactly to go about the cleaning you need to perform.

You should, of course, remove all food from the fridge before starting. It is a good idea to clean your fridge right before you need to go grocery shopping, as that’s likely to be when it’s at its emptiest point. Put all your food in a cooler while you clean your fridge. Cleaning an emptier fridge makes the process much easier and faster, and eliminates risk of contamination.

You should also remove all shelves and drawers that are capable of being removed, and allow them to sit in a basin with warm water and dish soap before you wipe and rinse them. Then, wipe all surface areas with commercial wipes or with a cloth with dish soap and warm water. Use a high-quality sponge or microfiber cloth to avoid leaving behind small particles inside the fridge. If you have any stubborn stains to contend with, you can rub in a mixture of baking soda and water in a paste, let it sit for an hour and then wipe away with a damp cloth or sponge.

Cleaning becomes much easier if you wipe up spills as soon as possible and throw out food items that are outdated before they spoil. For more information about keeping a clean fridge in Frisco, TX, we encourage you to contact Scrubs Home Cleaning today.

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