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How do you clean a fridge with vinegar? ( Safe and Quick solution )

How do you clean a fridge with vinegar? Did you even know you could do this?

Workplace fridges can be neglected, with no one taking personal responsibility for the cleaning of them. This results in spillages not being cleaned, out of date food remaining for long periods, and the start of unpleasant odours when opening the fridge door.

They can be a breeding ground for bacteria, and require regular cleaning to keep them safe for all users.

How to make a vinegar cleaning spray

It may surprise you to know that a vinegar spray will do a great job to clean your fridge. You will make it as follows:

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 12-24 drops of essential oil or lemon, to neutralise the vinegar smell

Mix the above in a spray bottle, and shake well before use.

clean a fridge with vinegar
clean a fridge with vinegar

How do you clean a fridge with vinegar?

First things first, empty the fridge (or parts of it)

You can empty the fridge shelf by shelf, or all at once. You may find that by emptying the entire fridge at once, the thought of food and drink being out of it may encourage you to complete the task faster, and without distraction! At this point give consideration to disposing of any out of date / gone off items within the fridge.

For items that will be going back in the fridge, with a damp clean cloth it is worth giving items a wipe down so they go back in clean. Things such as milk containers often have milk drips on the base.

Remove the fridge shelves and trays if possible

The easiest way to clean fridge shelves and trays is to remove them. This will give you much more working space, and allow you easily clean all sides of them. The easiest way to wash the trays and drawers is to soak them in warm soapy water, simply using washing up liquid for the task added to the warm water.

To clean the inside of the fridge, spray the inside of the fridge with a solution of vinegar and water, concentrating on soiled areas and let it soak in. After five minutes or so, wipe the fridge dry with a clean cloth to prevent cross contamination.

In summary

Hopefully you appreciate now that you can clean a fridge with vinegar, and don't need to spend lots on specialist products for this task.

clean a fridge with vinegar

The easiest way to keep your fridge clean and the rest of your workplace is to outsource your cleaning to a professional cleaning company. Click here to learn more about Green Fox Cleaning, and how we can help improve the appearance of your business (and fridge!) with ours.