6 easy tips for a clean fridge

Now you can breathe a sigh of relief - and rid yourself of the guilt every time you open your fridge.

Now you can breathe a sigh of relief - and rid yourself of the guilt every time you open your fridge. Many of us can struggle with the daunting task of "cleaning the fridge".

But fear not, as we have gathered the six best tips for achieving a sparkling clean fridge.

Here's what you'll need:

Hot water, a tub, dishwashing detergent, cloths, a dish towel, a cotton swab, a small brush (possibly a toothbrush), and a spray bottle if you have one.

Clean Fridge

How to clean your fridge

Tip #1

Start by turning off your fridge. Then, empty the entire fridge of food items. If you have a cooler bag, be sure to use it while cleaning the fridge to prevent the food from spoiling.


Tip #2

Empty the fridge of shelves, drawers, and storage containers. Depending on how dirty the various parts are, you can either wipe them with a cloth and dishwashing detergent or soak them in hot water with dishwashing detergent.


Tip #3

Now it's time for the fridge itself. It's a good idea to start with the exterior. Begin with a thorough cleaning of the handle, where bacteria tend to accumulate. Then move on to the large surfaces.

Now you've reached the interior part. In addition to using hot water with dishwashing detergent and a cloth, you can also use a smaller brush - such as a toothbrush - to reach into crevices. If you have a spray bottle, you can spray water with dishwashing detergent into the crevices and let it sit for a few minutes before using the small brush.


Tip #4

Remember to clean the fridge's sealing gaskets - a lot of dirt can accumulate there as well. Another important area is the drain hole at the back of the fridge, which can be found beneath the cooling element. It can be cleaned using a cotton swab. If there are food residues under the cooling element, clean that as well so that the water can drain properly.


Tip #5

Now wash the shelves and drawers and wipe them as well as the fridge with a dry cloth or dish towel. The fridge and its fixtures should be completely dry.


Tip #6

Turn on the fridge and place the food items back inside. Make sure the temperature is set to a maximum of 5 degrees. Bacteria spread more easily if the temperature goes higher. You are now finished.


You can now open your fridge again with a clear conscience.

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