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Take your refrigerator from filthy to flawless in 20 minutes with this cleaning checklist.
Unplug the refrigerator. Slide a coil brush underneath the unit’s kick plate (the rectangular panel just above the floor)
to remove dust.
Empty the contents. Toss anything past its prime into a trash bag. Recycle glass and plastic containers.
Remove the drawers and place them in the sink. Scrub the drawers with a sponge, warm water, and liquid dish soap. Leave them
out to air-dry.
Douse the interior with a multisurface spray. Wipe down the walls, then each shelf. (Don’t forget the shelf seams and the
rubber door seal.) Use an old toothbrush and a spritz of cleaner to dislodge grime from crevices.
Plug in the refrigerator. Return the drawers. Put the food back in, wiping down jars and bottles.
Attach the baking-soda pod’s suction cups to an interior wall.
Clean the exterior. For enameled steel: Use a multisurface solution and paper towels. For stainless steel: Dampen a microfiber cloth with distilled white vinegar and rub in the direction of the grain. All done!
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