As the refrigerator serves to store the foods we eat, good hygiene procedures must be followed to prevent harmful bacteria and molds from entering our food.
Exterior cleaning is as frequent as necessary. Washing with soapy water or a suitable detergent is sufficient.
When cleaning the rear, the refrigerator must be switched off beforehand. Much dust accumulates there and should be removed at least several times a year.
Cleaning is done with a simple vacuum cleaner with a suitable nozzle for tight spaces. This will improve the conditions for heat exchange and reduce the consumption of electricity.
For refrigerators where the compressor is external and not behind the inner wall, this procedure is especially important as the accumulation of dust impedes the compressor operation and may even cause problems.
Before cleaning the inside of the refrigerator, it must be disconnected from the power supply and all products removed from it.
If the fridge is not equipped with a NoFrost system, its freezer compartment should also be thawed. It is recommended to clean the refrigerator compartment at least 3 times a month.
Cleaning can be done with water in which baking soda is added – 1 tbsp per 1 liter of water. Soda, in addition to making the surfaces perfectly clean, will also remove the bacteria. The rubber seals and the evaporator should only be cleaned with warm water.
Care must be taken to avoid water entering the thermostat or lamp system during cleaning. Wash the washed refrigerator inside and out with a dry soft cloth.
To remove unpleasant odors in the refrigerator, after cleaning, put a slice of freshly sliced lemon, a glass of soda or vinegar, or just a piece of plain bread.
If the smell is too strong, wipe the inside of the refrigerator with a cloth dipped in water and some vinegar.
Of course, special flavors and carbon filters can also be used.