How to deep clean your fridge
Five simple steps to a sparkling and beautifully organised fridge

If you only buy a product or item you need when you need it. You should take your time to do a really good and thorough cleaning of your refrigerator.

Refrigerators are the most important means of storing food in our kitchens. For this reason, you should thoroughly clean it every 3-6 months to make sure that it fulfills its duty of storing your food safely.

Plan your refrigerator cleaning in advance.

First, start by unplugging your refrigerator. Then empty all the food from the refrigerator. Bacteria can multiply rapidly at room temperature, so pack dairy products, meat and other foods that need to be stored in the fridge in a pre-cooled cool bag packed with cold bag blocks.

If you have an uncovered spoiled food, throw it away. Check the expiration dates, if there is any food that is out of date, send them with the spoiled food.

Wash shelves and Vegetable drawers
Remove the crisper drawers and all removable shelves. If it is unclear how to remove them, check the user manual before you start. So you know how to do it without damaging anything. The owner's manual will also help you put the shelves back in.

Then, thoroughly wash the shelves that you have removed from the refrigerator with dish soap and hot water. If the shelves (or other removable parts) are made of glass, it makes sense to let them reach room temperature first to reduce the risk of splintering in very hot water.

Use a toothpick to remove any food residue that has accumulated at the connection between the rack surface and the rack perimeter. Rinse the racks with clean water then let them dry naturally or dry them with a clean towel and set aside.

Wipe the interior
Now we will turn our attention to the inside of the refrigerator. At this point, you should avoid using hot water as this can increase the temperature of the refrigerator and spoil your refrigerator. It can delay your time of putting your food in the closet. Instead, prepare a solution with the most suitable cleansers available in cold water and use this to wipe. Do the deletion from top to bottom. Do not use cleaning agents that are difficult to rinse, such as bleach or cif. Baking soda and vinegar are powerful natural cleansers.

Pay special attention to the grooves on the sides where the shelves inside the refrigerator stand, as there may be hard-to-reach dirty spots inside the refrigerator. Cotton swabs are a useful tool for removing debris and dirt from these spots. Cotton swabs are also useful for difficult places that can become easily clogged and dirty, such as the drip hole in the back. After cleaning, dry the inside of the refrigerator thoroughly with a paper towel or a clean cloth.

Clean the exterior surfaces
Do not overlook areas outside of the refrigerator, such as the handles and around the door, where germs can accumulate as a result of frequent contact with hands. If you have a fridge freezer with a freezer underneath, use your vacuum cleaner's crevice nozzle to remove any food debris that has accumulated in the folds of the freezer door seal. Alternatively, you can use a stiff wash brush to remove these residues.

For a hygienic cleaning, run the corner of a linen or cotton towel dipped in your prepared solution along the folds, and then use a new towel corner to dry the door seal.

Let it cool
Replace shelves and crisper drawers. If you have a refrigerator thermometer, wait for the temperature inside the refrigerator to drop 5 ° C or below before changing the food. If your refrigerator has a quick cooling function, use it to speed up the cooling process.