Minutes 1 to 2:
Unplug the refrigerator. Slide a coil brush underneath the unit’s kick plate (the rectangular panel just above the floor) to remove dust.
Minutes 3 to 7:
Empty the contents. Toss anything past its prime into a trash bag. Recycle glass and plastic containers.
Minutes 8 to 10:
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.
Minutes 11 to 15:
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.
Minutes 16 to 17:
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.
Minutes 19 to 20:
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!