Spring is in the air, and around here, that means Spring cleaning those appliances! We know your oven, refrigerator, cooktop, and dishwasher took a beating during the holiday season, so now it’s time to freshen them up and give them a new lease on life for the Spring and Summer seasons.
This week, we recommend starting with your refrigerator. Here are a few refrigerator cleaning hacks to help you jump start the process:
1. Get Everything Out
Before you begin cleaning, it’s a good idea to take every last bit of food out of the refrigerator. That way, you control what goes back in and you can really see where the grime and gunk is that has been covered by the food items. Start by throwing away old leftovers, expired food, and duplicates.
2. A Toothbrush and Toothpaste Work Wonders
When scrubbing the interior of the refrigerator, a little toothpaste and toothbrush can go a long way in removing stuck on splatters. The toothpaste has a nice abrasion to it, is non-toxic, and smells great.
3. Odor Removal? No Problem!
There are many odor removers readily available in your pantry for removing stubborn smells. Everyone knows about the age old baking soda trick, but what about cotton balls soaked in vanilla or orange extract? Simply place on a dish in the back of the refrigerator to let them soak up scents. Crisper drawers a little musty? Crumpled paper bags left in them overnight will soak up the scent.
4. Find Door Leaks with a Flashlight
As you’re scrubbing that refrigerator door seal, remember what it’s there for: to trap in the cold air. You can easily check for leaks by putting a lit flashlight in the refrigerator, then shutting the door. If the room is dark, you should be able to see if any light is shining through and your refrigerator door seal needs repair.
5. Vinegar and Olive Oil on the Exterior
You don’t need a fancy stainless steel door cleaner! Check the pantry! Vinegar or olive oil on a microfiber cloth are both great at removing stains and restoring shine. Simply rub with the grain and watch the door sparkle again!
Happy spring cleaning! And if you do discover any issues with your refrigerator as you are spring cleaning and need Dallas refrigerator repair, give us a call at Appliance Rescue Service! We serve the entire North Texas community, including Addison, Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, Las Colinas, Colleyville, Southlake, Flower Mound, Keller, Argyle, Coppell, and more.