Refrigerators are home appliance used for keeping food fresh by refrigerating (cooling). They deserve a lot of care and maintenance to keep them working optimally.
For your fridge to have an increased lifespan there is a need for you to care for it from time to time.
Whatever size of fridge you have, there is a need for you to take care of it because it takes care of your food and makes your life easier and convenient.
Here are tips on how to care for your refrigerator.
1. Regular cleaning
Regular cleaning of your fridge will go a long way in prolonging its lifespan, it is not easy especially when the fridge is filled. Cleaning your fridge at least once or twice a month is good but often, make sure you clean it thoroughly, remove food items that are spoilt and reorganize. When deep cleaning the fridge, make sure you take every item out.
Clean the insides with clean water and multipurpose cleaner using a soft sponge to avoid scratching the fridge walls and do not forget to wipe down the external surfaces as well.
If you want to see an organized and beautiful fridge to achieve this you need to consider the way you store items.
Make sure little items have a place and group like items together in a container. To ensure uniformity make sure all the containers have the same colour and perhaps have the same shape. Another great piece of advice is to pile up all your sauces in bottles into a bigger storage container. Also, it helps to use glass storage containers so that you can easily see what is stored.
3. Avoid overworking your fridge
If you want your fridge to work perfectly, Do not overwork it by filling it with hot food because your fridge would need to work extra hard to cool and that can affect its efficiency. So, you have to wait for your food to cool on the countertop before putting it in the fridge to chill or freeze, also Don’t leave food out at room temperature for more than an hour (that means do not store food on your cooker overnight and warm up the next morning).
4. Replace the water filter
If you want to ensure clean water and ice, and to avoid clogs as wells as leaks, try to replace the water filter at least every six months. You can check your owner’s manual for the location of the filter and guide on how to pull it out and replace it. After you have popped in a new filter, run a couple of gallons of water through it to remove any carbon residue in the filter.
5. Getting rid of odours
To get rid of unpleasant odours in your fridge, leave a pack or container of baking soda in it. This works perfectly, Baking soda has a way of sucking in the odours and keeping your fridge smelling fresh.
For instance, you kept a meal in your fridge and the aroma seems to have taken over, and you are tired of your fridge smelling that way.