Clean the refrigerator and the freezer is not among the most fun to do operations. Typically, you see an unknown number of times, until the stains or odors become the alarm indicator that confirms that it is time to start cleaning it. Keep the refrigerator clean and defrost the freezer is of fundamental importance for ensuring the proper functioning of these two appliances. In this guide, we see how to do, quickly and easily.

To clean and neutralize odors from the internal surfaces of refrigerator and freezer, you may want to use a solution of water and baking soda, to be prepared by mixing the equivalent of two tablespoons (about 50 grams) per liter of water. Use preferably warm water, so that the baking soda dissolves more easily. If you do not have baking soda in the house, even a solution of water and vinegar is perfect to clean and sanitize the fridge.


Wet a soft sponge in the solution, one that does not scratch, and pass well on the walls of the fridge and on the various shelves. Then rinse and dry thoroughly with a cloth or a towel. If the shelves and various accessories, such as bins of fruit, the egg, is particularly dirty, let them soak in a solution of water and baking soda for about half an hour. Then, proceed to rinsing and drying.

To remove stubborn stains, food residues or traces of mold from the refrigerator and the freezer instead prepared a slurry made ​​by mixing the equivalent of three parts baking soda and water. Pass the mixture over the surface with a sponge and then rinse everything carefully. If the dirt is persistent, let the solution sit for a few minutes before removing it. To deodorize your fridge and eliminate odors, pour 250 grams of baking soda in a small bowl and store in the fridge, remembering to replace it every three months.

As for the freezer, you first need to defrost. Empty it and turn it off, then with the help of a special plastic spatula, remove the residue of ice and dry the excess water. Now proceed to the cleaning with the same solution of water and bicarbonate used to clean the fridge. Avoid scratches sponges or steel tools. And finally switch to clean the outside of the two appliances, using specific detergents according to the type of surface.