If you own a glass door beverage refrigerator for your home or business, you might wonder if there’s a special way to clean it that won’t cause damage. Learn how to clean and maintain your glass door beverage refrigerator to keep it running for a long time.
Steps to Clean Your Glass Door Fridge
if you have a glass door fridge, it is important to make sure that it is clean and running correctly. Before you clean, turn off and unplug the refrigerator. Empty the refrigerator of beverages and any parts that you can take out. Make a solution of baking soda and warm water and wash the inside of the refrigerator with the solution. Rinse the inside very well and dry with a clean towel.
You can wash the shelves that you removed in a detergent solution. Rinse them well then dry with a clean towel. While you are doing this, you should inspect the shelves carefully to make sure that there hasn’t been any cracking or chipping. The difference in temperature may cause this kind of damage, so let the shelves get to room temperature before washing and use lukewarm water to clean.
Use the detergent solution to wash the door gasket, do this especially well in the cracks and crevices where bacteria, minerals and food can build up. Rinse well then dry.
Using the same detergent solution, you can wash the outside of the fridge. Again, rinse then dry. After this step, you might want to use a window cleaning product on the door only to remove any streaks or spots.
The plastics used in the refrigerator may be damaged by high temperatures. Never use hot water to clean. Household chemicals can be damaging to the refrigerator, so refer to your refrigerator’s manual before using any cleaners on it. Use a mild detergent like dishwashing liquid with warm water, or a baking soda mixture. Avoid using abrasive cleaners and scrubbing pads or they will damage the refrigerator.
If you clean spills as they happen you can prevent staining, odors and build up of bacteria. Plastics are especially vulnerable to these things, especially if you are keeping dark colored food and liquids.
Make sure that all food and beverages are stored in a sealed container and routinely remove outdated food to prevent odors.
To keep the refrigerator and all its parts running smoothly, you will want to vacuum dust from the condenser occasionally. Removing dirt and dust from the fan will allow it to run freely. A dirty fan is over worked, and will over heat causing damage to the parts of the motor. Remove the pan located under the refrigerator and wash it in your gentle detergent solution, rinse, dry and replace. This pan collects water from the automatic defroster.
Removing Refrigerator and Freezer Odors
By keeping the food and beverages sealed tight, immediately cleaning up spills, cleaning the drip pan and making sure that the fridge is free of outdated products you can keep odors from taking over your fridge. You should also check your food after any power outages.