Is your refrigerator summer fit?

07 December 2018

Your refrigerator is one of the most important appliances in your home. Housing your food, drinks and condiments it’s vital to keep your refrigerator clean inside and out. Left unclean your refrigerator can be a source of germs and bacteria, which can lead to other problems like food poisoning.

McLintocks Vanilla Fresh is the perfect kitchen accompaniment, as it was originally developed specifically as a refrigerator surface cleaner.

With summer and the holiday season almost upon us, it’s the perfect time to set your fridge goals. Most of us consume more food and drinks during the summer period. Entertaining, bbq’s, lunches, dinners, snacks and more hydration due to the hotter climate. Your fridge is going to really get a work out.

It shouldn’t take more than 45 minutes and your fridge will be fit for summer.

What if I have used strong chemicals in the past?

Most surface wipes and kitchen cleaners contain many chemicals, yes they kill germs, but they can be very strong, and are not necessarily safe for use around food. Also, once strong chemicals have been used for cleaning you must ensure they are removed and there is no residue left that can cause any cross contamination. Just make sure if you have used strong chemicals to clean your refrigerator or bench tops, that you remove the residue with a very weak mixture of water and dishwashing liquid.

Make sure you always follow the instructions on cleaning product labels, and take note of any poison or unfriendly chemicals that may be harmful.

cleaning 45 minute quick clean

1. Get ready for your clean

Grab a pair of rubber gloves, a fresh clean sponge, fill the kitchen sink up with some warm water and just add a drop of detergent. 

2. Remove the contents of your refrigerator

Wipe each bottle or container that you are planning on putting back into your fridge. Check your dates and throw away anything that is past its used by date.

3. Remove the hardware

Take your shelves out and wipe both sides with Vanilla Fresh. 

4. Wipe inside and out

Wipe the inside of your fridge first. Then the outside. Taking care to wipe handles and dispensers.