Sunday, July 5, 2020

How to clean the outside of a Refrigerator

“World’s most tedious task is refrigerator cleaning!” Is it? We are here to change your mind!

The cleaning product

With the wide variety of choices, any of the normal cleansing products out there and a spray bottle ought to do the trick! If you have a stainless steel one, then make sure you go through the cautions before you clean it. You don’t want to destroy the beautiful finish you paid for in an attempt to clean it!

Use baking soda and vinegar to remove paw impressions and fur of pets.

A smooth, straight-forward recipe is to mix vinegar and some water in a 1:1 ratio, but even water with dish soap will do.

Cleaning cloths

After the solution is ready, you might want to have material suitable to clean your refrigerators. Highly recommended ones are Microfibers, but if you don’t happen to have them, you can use a worn-out cloth as well. Sponges are excellent! However, it will be hard to remove heavy fur, dust, and grease. Stainless steel sponges are perfect as abrasive sponges will deteriorate the surface.

Paper-towels are good too, but since it creates more waste choosing recyclable ones is preferable.

After selecting your material, begin from the top and clear off any debris or waste to the bottom.

Manual-precautions should be looked at before choosing a cleaner to prevent damaging the finish or protective layer.

Stainless steel refrigerators

Not very dirty stainless steel refrigerators need only a dry microfiber to be used from top to down. Optimum pressure on the surface is required to prevent it from damage.

We all, at least once in our cleaning experience, faced adamant dirt areas that don’t want to leave the surface. LCD cleaners will do the trick. Criss Cross method for cleaning leads to scratches.

Check if the cleaner damages the finish by using it first on the bottom or back of the refrigerator.

Are you done with cleaning? Use a wet cloth to rinse the excess—buff with a soft dry cloth to treat scratches.


Minor scratches and abrasions can be buffed out with powdered cleansing materials (Comet) or toothpaste on the soft-bristled brush.

Deep ones can be removed using sandpaper of a manufacturer- recommended grit, although it might dull the shine. Scratch-treating equipment can be availed in shops as well.

Professional-treatment to buff the scratches is recommended.

Enamel refrigerators

Always start your cleaning from the top. Free the dirt by letting the cleaner stay there. Scrubbing the highly dirtied areas with pressure ought to evict them. Clean the excess with a clean damp cloth following a buff outside using a dry towel.


Coil cleaning is simple yet important for them to be cleaned at least two times annually. Remove the plug before cleaning.

Vacuum cleaners with a smooth brush will loosen the dirt. Use dishwashing liquid and heated water to clean leftovers.

Cleaning the plastic cover can be done by using heated soap water and rinsing it clean. Don’t forget to vacuum the grille. Fix it back when done.

Bottom line: Cleaning becomes less tedious when you schedule it. Do it weekly. If you are living near an ocean, then, saltwater can deteriorate it, so wipe it once after dish-cleaning. Monthly washing for the insides and grille and coil cleaning two times annually is sufficient for its maintenance. Regular cleaning becomes easier as you proceed!

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