Step 1: Power Off the Refrigerator
Prior to cleaning the refrigerator, it is crucial to ensure safety by disconnecting the power supply. Additionally, sweep away any dust from the top and underneath to clean the surrounding area.
Step 2: Defrost the Refrigerator
Remove all remaining food from the refrigerator and enclose it in a thermal bag to prevent spoilage. Discard any damaged or expired items in the trash. This step helps prevent unpleasant odors within the refrigerator.
Step 3: Take out the Trays
Extract the trays from inside the refrigerator and immerse them in a sink filled with dishwashing water mixed with vinegar. This aids in the cleaning process. Once soaked, leave them in a cool place to drain or use a dry cloth to wipe them dry.
Step 4: Clean the Trays
Utilize a suitable cleaning agent or vinegar, which possesses effective antibacterial properties, to clean the refrigerator. Scrub the small crevices with a toothbrush for a thorough cleaning. Finally, use a dry cotton cloth to wipe the refrigerator clean.
Step 5: Clean the Surface
Reintroduce the dry shelves and drawers back into the refrigerator and return the food items as well. Place an open box of salt within the refrigerator to absorb odors. Clean the exterior surface of the refrigerator using specialized cleaning agents for enamel coating or vinegar for stainless steel refrigerators.
By following these steps, you can effectively and efficiently clean your refrigerator, saving time and effort for both you and your family.