Fridge Cleaning

Cleaning your fridge

The first thing to do is choose a cleaning product that works. Any kind of detergent will do the job but there is an ingredient that is cheap, safe and can be kept in your cupboard safely. Its common name is Bicarbonate of soda.

What is bicarbonate of soda?

Sodium bicarbonate or sodium hydrogen carbonate as its also known is a chemical compound that has a formula of NaHCO3. Although Sodium bicarbonate is often in the form a fine powder is in fact a white solid. It is crystalline with a slight alkaline taste. Found dissolved in many springs. It’s a component of the mineral neutron.

What can you do with it?


When mixed with other ingredients, a chemical reaction takes place that causes carbon dioxide to be produced. There are many areas for this use in cooking.

Neutralization of acids and bases

Safer to use in the lab because you can’t use too much and do harm. You can use it to put out small fires too.

Medical uses

From acid indigestion to chronic renal failure bicarbonate of soda has its uses within the medical industry.

Personal hygiene

Tooth paste and deodorant can be made at home for personal use.

Soda loading

Athletes needing a supplement for endurance have been known to use this.

As a cleaning agent This is where we become interested in this fantastic product. You can use it to scrub, soften, and remove tarnish. You can even deodorise with it.

So let’s get going.

Now that you have a perfect cleaner you should empty out your fridge. All food stuffs should be removed and check the dates as you go. There can be all sorts of food items that can get left in the fridge for a time that is longer than you thought.

Next you need to take out any removable parts like the trays and draws. Place these in hot soapy water to soak or place them in the dish washer if the fit.

Now, using the cleaning product of your chaise you can begin. Make sure you get into all the corners and to the back of the fridge. Wipe out from top to bottom not forgetting the roof.

For hard to clean areas you can use a soft brush or cloth but don’t use anything with harsh abrasive effects, you don’t want to damage your fridge’s interior. Once all the cleaning is done, be sure to wipe away any residue left behind such as bubbles or detergent. You wouldn’t want to get it in your food.

While all this has been going the trays and any removable parts that fit will be clean by now as you hopefully will have remembered to soak them or place them in the dish washer.

Before replacing them, make sure they are dry and properly clean. All that is left to do now is to wipe the outside of the fridge.

There, a fridge with a sparkle.