The refrigerator is arguably one of the most used appliances inside the home. Unlike most other appliances, it's rarely given some rest. Additionally it is mostly subjected to spills and an assortment of odors given that it is used to store liquids and consumables. Since the refrigerator is where we store our food, it's very important that we clean it frequently.
Cleaning firms may put focus on refrigerators if you hire their services. However, note that their maid services include a price. So, if you want to save a few bucks and have clean refrigerator always, it is best to go the DIY method. Here are some tips on the best way to clean the insides of your refrigerator without taking too much time and without spending too much.
Clear the Refrigerator of All Contents
The first step of cleaning the refrigerator interior is to take out all its contents, be it vegetables, water, or whatnot. Be sure that you put food contents on a clean place in order not to contaminate any of it with some other kinds of illness-causing organisms. Likewise, remove all the refrigerator shelves and drawers.
Soak the refrigerator shelves and drawers in soap and water. Leave for a few minutes while you clean the corners and cracks of your appliance. Take special attention to corners and cracks and be sure to wipe out all signs of molds or dirt that might have started forming on the refrigerator walls.
If there are stubborn stains, use baking soda to remove them.
If you have hired professional cleaning services before, you may have noticed that they used a particular type of cleaning agent for cleaning refrigerators. If you are ever going to use such cleaning implements, be sure to carefully follow the directions that come with the product. Some of those cleaning products might have chemicals that are detrimental not only to the refrigerator but to your family's health as well.
Using bleach and other types of disinfectants should never be used in cleaning the insides of a refrigerator. They contain strong chemicals that could be harmful to your body if they get in contact with food. Only use products that are specially formulated for fridge cleaning. Better yet, use only natural cleaning ingredients, like baking soda.
Cleaning the refrigerator yourself can save you a few bucks, which may be greater than a few hundreds if you hire hourly maid services. If you do not have ample time to do the cleanup, however, you can always seek the help of professionals.