If you’re looking to give your fridge a good clean, we’ve gathered some clever hacks and tips to make it as easy as possible.
You’ve put it off for long enough, but it’s got to the point where you can no longer ignore the funky smell emitting from your fridge every time you open the door. Even if you shut it really quickly, it’s no good; that nose-wrinkling stench still wafts around the room…
So, to make life a little easier for all of us, we’ve sought out the best cleaning tips to get that fridge smelling and looking fresh and hygienic again. You’ll thank us later.
Mix up your own cleaning product
There are plenty of benefits to mixing your own kitchen cleaning product, you’ll save on cost, use natural ingredients and always know exactly what you’re using.
Plus, they’re really effective! Cleaning expert YouTubers are a really good source for finding out about this, so we’ve popped two of our favourites and where to find them below;
Always let your cleaning product soak in
After you’ve cleared away any crumbs, leaves or debris leftover from your fridge, grab a microfibre cloth and all-purpose cleaner and spray it all over, totally dousing your fridge in the cleaning product.
But, instead of just wiping it away immediately, hold off a few minutes and let the cleaner sit. This is so that any stains or hard food that are stuck have a chance to soften up and be wiped off. Don’t forget about your shelves and drawers on the side, give them a spray too.
Use baking powder to dissolve tough stains
If you encounter any difficult stains that won’t budge how ever much elbow grease you use on them, a top tip is to sprinkle some baking soda on top of the stain, layer it with some all purpose cleaner and then let that sit for a few minutes. Once it’s had time to soak in, you can try scrubbing it off again and it should be much easier.
Soak up bad smells
Ground coffee, porridge or activated charcoal can absorb odours in your fridge if left in there for a few days. Either pour a generous amount in a bowl and place it on a shelf or spread it out across a shelf. Once the smell has reduced, throw it in the bin.
Keep your fridge freshly scented
Using a citrus cleaning product will help your fridge smell fresh initially, but to keep it this way there are a few tricks you can use. Soak a cotton wool ball in vanilla extract and keep it in your fridge, or place lemon halves face down on your shelf.
Keep stainless steel handles shiny
If your fridge door has a stainless steel handle, keep it shiny by using the appropriate polisher and rubbing only in the direction of the grain, never against it.