When was the last time you deep-cleaned your fridge? The refrigerator is one of your kitchen’s most important assets, so it is important to take some time every once in a while and give it some love. Here is a step-by-step guide to cleaning out your fridge.
1. Get Rid of Old Food
Throw out anything in your fridge that’s expired. Toss anything that is rotten or looks questionable.
2. Wash Shelves, Drawers, and Walls
Remove your refrigerator’s shelves and drawers. Wash them in the sink with hot water and baking soda. Do not use soap; your food will absorb the soapy scent, which alters the taste. With a cloth, hot water, and baking soda, wipe the inside of your fridge’s walls down. Let sit for a few minutes and wipe up with paper towels.
3. Fight Odor
Get rid of that stinky smell by putting an open box of baking soda in your fridge. Baking soda neutralizes odors.
4. Organize Food
After your refrigerator is all clean, organize your food. Reminder: Avoid storing dairy items in your door, as this is the warmest place in the fridge.