03
Nov

How to Clean Your Refrigerator or Freezer

So you've been using that wonderful refrigerator or freezer you bought recently and enjoying the benefits which is great. However, you know as it is when things are used for longer period without care they go bad especially for what they contain (this case the food stuff we store for long).

Now the question is "how do you go about cleaning it"?

Below you’ll find helpful  tips for cleaning your fridge and/or freezer and also the quickest way to take out the ice.

 

So you've been using that wonderful refrigerator or freezer you bought recently and enjoying the benefits which is great. However, you know as it is when things are used for longer period without care they go bad especially for what they contain (in this case, the food stuff we store for long).

Now the question is "how do you go about cleaning it"?

Below you’ll find helpful tips for cleaning your fridge and/or freezer and also the quickest way to take out the ice.

Defrosting (Taking out the ice)

If you’re struggling with getting your beef out of the freezer, it’s time to defrost it. The sad thing is that there is not a quick way to go about it. However, there are a few tips you can use to make the task less tedious:

1. Turn off and Unplug the appliance. This is an extremely important safety measure.You don't want any surprises now do you?

2. Bring out the food items. With this in mind, an ideal time to defrost your freezer is when stock is low. If you have a cooler (mums do have them!) this can be used to keep some of the items cool. Some food items that are covered in nylon bags can be placed on tray.

3. Take out the trays and other removable compartments from the fridge or freezer and soak in soapy water.

4. Place bowls of boiling water on each shelf of the fridge or pour some warm water into the freezer to speed up the melting and return in about 20 minutes.

5. With a Spatula, start to remove as much ice as you possibly can from the freezer.

6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until all ice is removed. Depending on the state of your freezer this may take some time.

Cleaning

7. Once the ice is removed you can begin cleaning it. Wipe down the shelves and the exterior of the fridge/freezer using soapy water. You can make use of detergents or liquid soaps, just don't make it to soapy so that the scent of the soap doesn't take over your appliance.

8. Make sure to wipe clean the edges of the door  as dirts build up there.

9. With the shelves and compartments soaked, it should be easy to wash now with a sponge. Rinse thoroughly in water and leave to dry or prefarably use a dry cloth.

10. Place all the components back in their rightful place. Clean the exterior using a multipurpose cleaner and you’re left with a clean fridge/ freezer.

11. Replace the food back into the fridge and/or freezer.

 So that all for now on cleaning your fridge/freezer.

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