Your refrigerator takes the most direct use out of all your household appliances. Between the constant opening and closing of your fridge doors; your food is spilling, smelling and expiring. It’s important that you clean it out regularly so that you can keep your food fresh and eliminate odors.
In efforts to maintain the cleanliness of your refrigerator, you should be wiping down its handles and doors weekly to eliminate fingerprints and grime. Affresh stainless steel cleaner works wonders and is available for purchase on our website here: http://www.appliance-parts-experts.com/W10355016-stainless-steel-cleaner.html
Another place you should occasionally be checking and cleaning for crumbs is the door seals. The door seals can be cleaned with mild dishwashing soap and hot water, and then cloth dried entirely for best results.
Emptying everything out of your fridge for cleaning once a season is another good practice to get into. Make sure you store your food in another fridge or cooler so nothing can go bad. Unplug your unit and allow for its crisper drawers and glass shelves to get down to room temperature. Once they have reached room temperature, you can safely hand wash them with two tablespoons of baking soda for every quart of warm water, then dry thoroughly to go back inside. You can also clean the interior of the unit with this baking soda solution to get rid of old remnants from spills. Be sure to leave the door open for about ten minutes so that it can soak in, and then wash off with a damp cloth.
To prevent odors and spoiling from persisting in the future, follow these tips:
- Clean up spills immediately when they happen
- Store leftover food in airtight containers only
- Wipe off jars and bottles before putting them back in
- Check expiration dates weekly