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How to Clean Your Fridge to Give it a Sparkling Finish


Your fridge is integral to the health, energy, and ultimately, the happiness of your family. Here’s how cleaning your fridge with Cif will keep it shiny, beautiful, and hygienic for any food preparation. You won’t believe your eyes when you open it and see it so beautifully clean!

Cleaning your fridge can be easy with Cif products. Feel the joy of having a fridge so clean you can see your reflection in it if it’s made of stainless steel! Here are a few tips on how to clean a smelly fridge to help your fridge look brand new again.


Fridge cleaning

It’s important to know why your fridge should be kept spotless. Cleaning the inside of fridges is vital to reduce the risk of food poisoning, since they are used to store both raw and cooked foods.

We open our fridges multiple times a day. If it’s cluttered and smelly, the contents of a fridge suddenly become rather unappetising, and might put you off cooking altogether!

How often should you clean your fridge? It’s easy to keep on top of things by cleaning your fridge each week. It’s a good idea to give your shelves a wipe once a week and arrange for a deep clean once every few months.


How to clean a fridge quickly

If you just need to quickly clean a spill or a specific area of your fridge, then try using Cif multipurpose wipes. They make it easy to remove visible dirt from your fridge from the first wipe. Enjoy revealing the beauty of your fridge by wiping away dirt and grease with ease, thanks to Cif.


Cleaning a fridge: A step-by-step guide

Here's a quick guide on how to clean every single part of your fridge, including the drawers, seals, doors, and shelves.

  • It’s often best to start at the top of your fridge and work your way down so that you don’t spend time cleaning up after any errant drips
  • The best way to clean a fridge and other food storage units is to start by removing any items or cleaning your fridge before going food shopping so that you don’t have to displace as much food. This makes cleaning inside your fridge a lot easier and removes the possibility of contamination
  • Pull out the shelves and any removable drawers and leave to soak in a basin of warm water and dishwashing soap. Shelf grooves are a commonly missed area when cleaning a fridge, so make sure you can reach them
  • Remember to clean the outside of your fridge as well by wiping any stains or marks off the door and handle. That way, your fridge will look beautiful both inside and out!

With Cif products on hand, it’s easy to avoid a smelly refrigerator. Goodbye ugly dirt, and hello beautiful fridge!

Remember: before using any cleaning product, carefully read the instructions and warnings on the label. Always test any product in a small, inconspicuous area first.