Your refrigerator may be the most important appliance in the kitchen. It certainly has a critical job, keeping the food fresh and bacteria-free. Regular cleaning help on both counts. Find out how to do the job right so you can go longer between deep cleans.
If you have a recalled food item in your refrigerator, it’s important to throw out the food and clean your refrigerator. Germs in the recalled food could spread to drawers or shelves in your refrigerator. Follow these easy steps for cleaning your refrigerator.
Throw out the recalled food, and any other foods stored with it or touching it. Put it in a sealed bag in the garbage.
Empty the rest of the items in your refrigerator and put them on a counter or table while you clean. Take out shelving, drawers, and any other removable parts.
Wash shelving, drawers, and any other removable parts by hand with hot, soapy water. Dry with a clean towel.
Wipe the inside of the empty refrigerator with hot, soapy water, then wipe with clean water to rinse off the soap. Dry with a clean towel. *Use a solution of a tablespoon of liquid bleach 1 gallon(4Liter) of water to sanitize your refrigerator. Do this after cleaning it with hot, soapy water.
Put the shelves, drawers, and other removable parts back in the refrigerator, along with the other items you took out.
Wash your hands with water and soap once you've finished cleaning.