We cannot think of our life without a refrigerator or fridge nowadays. We need it for storing meats, vegetables, our favorite ice creams, and whatnot! As we stack various foods in a fridge, they get dirty quite quickly. Germs and bacteria can also form pretty easily. If you have leftover foods in the fridge for a long time, trash them and clean the fridge.
You must regularly clean your fridge so that germs cannot spread to the drawers and shelves of your fridge. I will show you some easy steps for cleaning your fridge. But before that, let’s see what supplies we need to clean a fridge:
- Sealed Bag
- Hot Soapy Water
- Clean Towels
Now follow these 5 step-by-step processes from Denver house cleaning to cleaning your refrigerator:
Throw Out Leftovers
Sometimes we keep leftover foods in our fridge and forget to eat them and throw them away. These recalled foods can produce germs and bacteria and make your food dirty. As a result, fresh foods also get contaminated. So throw out the recalled foods and any other food items that are contaminated.
Bring those foods out, put them in a sealed bag, and trash them in the garbage. If leftover foods are stored in a reusable container, you would have to wash the container with hot soapy water and wipe it with a dry cloth before it using again.
Gather Your Things
Now pick up other food items from your fridge and empty them. Keep the food items on a clean counter or a table. Some food items need refrigeration; you cannot keep them out of the fridge for more than two hours.
Take out all the shelves, drawers, reusable containers, and other removable parts from your fridge. Make sure your fridge is empty.
Clean the Removable Parts
It is time to clean the shelves, drawers, containers, and any other remove other removable parts from your fridge. You are going to clean them with your hand using soapy water. Spread hot soapy water on the parts and scrub them with a non-abrasive sponge. Now, use a dry clean cloth to dry them.
It is better not to run cold glass shelves and drawers directly under hot water. They might break. So, make them come to room temperature before starting cleaning.
Wipe Inside the Fridge
Now you are going to clean inside the fridge. You have to wipe your fridge with hot soapy water. At first, take a clean cotton cloth and damp it with hot soapy water. Then wipe your fridge inside out. Make sure no stains remain there. After wiping with soapy water, you have to wipe with clean water to remove the soap.
Put Them Back
Now that your fridge is sparkling clean, it’s time to put the shelves, drawers, and containers back in the fridge. Then put the food and other stuff you took out in your fridge too.