How to clean your fridges interior

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How to clean your fridges interior

Cleaning the interior of your fridge may seem like a job that can be put off for another day, but less than an hours’ worth of your time each season is the best way to avoid cross-contamination of food stuffs and the risk of salmonella poisoning.

Bar Fridges Australia can guide you on the easiest and most efficient way to return your fridge’s interior to tip-top condition.

Firstly ensure that the power is turned off and/or the power cord removed from the socket.

Remove all foodstuffs and temporarily place them in eskies or stainless steel sinks and help keep your foodstuffs cold by using a bag of ice.

Remove all of the shelves, racks, glass and plastic bins so that the interior is completely empty. Take these pieces outside for sterilisation. If you don’t have a grassed area and garden hose, then make do with a laundry sink.

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In a bucket mix 3 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda, 50 mls of white vinegar, and 100mls of warm water. Thoroughly wipe down each piece that has been removed with a soft cloth.

Rinse well with clean water and let the pieces air-dry for an hour.

Return to your refrigerator and clean the interior with a clean soft cloth dipped in dishwashing liquid and hot water. When completely cleaned, remove any excess dishwashing liquid with cold water and a clean cloth.


Dry the interior of the fridge using a towel, or tea towels.

Ensure that all of the racks, glass, and plastic bins are thoroughly dry before replacing them back in the fridge.

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Before returning your foodstuffs to the fridge wipe any bottles, glassware, and containers down with a clean cloth (use a squirt of lemon juice in a small bowl of warm water) to kill any bacteria and odours that might be present.

 When you’re finished, don’t forget to turn the power back on!

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