Admit it: no one actually thinks about cleaning their fridge until something begins to smell… But the truth is, your refrigerator deserves just as much attention as other parts of your kitchen. So before something starts reeking and you find fuzzy bits on the shelves, grab your gloves and let’s get cleaning.
Prepare the battle area by removing all the contents of your fridge. Make sure to store perishable items in something like a cooler bag, and throw out anything that has passed its best. You can also unplug your fridge to conserve power.
Remove all the removable bits of your refrigerator, like the shelves, drawers, and any detachable components. Give them a good soak in warm, soapy water, and then let them air dry or wipe them with a clean cloth.
Armed with your sponge and soapy water, get as far in as you can reach and start scrubbing. Wipe down every nook and cranny, paying special attention to any sticky spots. If some marks are particularly stubborn, attack them using a mixture of baking soda and water. Sprinkling baking soda inside the fridge can also dispel any nasty odors.
Once everything is clean and dry, return the shelves and drawers to their original spots. Remember to give your fridge a deep clean every three to four months, and wipe up any spillage as soon as it occurs.