5 Steps to getting your fridge clean
Having a clean fridge is important for a number of reasons, and you will find that getting it clean is actually a rather easy part of our domestic cleaning. Whilst it is more commonly thought of as a part of your deep cleaning process, you should certainly attend to the fridge at least once a month, as otherwise it can get out of hand. If you feel like this is too often, then it may be worth having a contract cleaner, or a professional cleaning service round once a month, perhaps to do that and any oven cleaning, or even upholstery cleaning that you need to get sorted. Have a look over the following fridge cleaning tips and tricks to see if there is anything that you could be doing to improve on your technique when it comes to the house cleaning.
1. First off, you need to empty the fridge. For this reason, it makes sense to do your kitchen cleaning at a point when you have less in the fridge to need to remove. The process of cleaning the kitchen will only take ten to twenty minutes, but the part where you take out and replace the food from inside will be a little longer. You should look during this process for any jars or food packets that are not needed any more, as left overs can be left untouched in there for ages, and get smelly and disgusting. You will find that there are probably more stains and things to get cleaned up when you have emptied the fridge than you may have thought there would be.
2. Take out the shelves. These are usually removable, and will be made of glass, wire or plastic. Whatever the case, you should be able to fit them in a sink full of water and a bit of washing up liquid. Leave them to soak for a while as you attend to the other steps in the fridge cleaning process, and then when you get a chance, wash them up as if they were plates. Having soaked them, the dried on mess should have softened, and you won’t usually need much more than a rough sponge to get rid of the worst of the dirt.
3. Take your sponge with some surface cleaning spray on it, or some washing up liquid, and run it around the inside of the fridge. You will find that it takes a minute or two to cover the whole of the inside, but once you have gotten a bit of a lather up, you can leave it to soak into the dried dirt. Once you have left it for a minute or two, you can get to scrubbing away the dirt with the rough side of a sponge. If the dirt is particularly dried on, don’t resort to wire wool, as get insides of most fridges are made from plastic, and this will scratch very easily if attacked with metal cleaning implements.
4. You can clean the outside of the fridge if you feel like it is necessary. Do make sure that you pull it out from under the counter if you have a half sized one, to give it a proper clean, as it can get really dusty down there!
5. At this point, all there is to do is replace the shelves and the food that you took out! Be sure that you clean off the containers, so that you are not putting dirty things back in to your newly cleaned fridge, and be sure to keep good care of it!