The cleaning of the refrigerator begins with the ventilation opening and the condenser tube
A refrigerator is part of a household and almost every kitchen. It is desirable to perform a general cleaning of every (even the smallest) part of the refrigerator once or twice a year.
- The refrigerator should not be placed near a heat source, but not near a “bright” place, but in a darker corner of the room. The interior is illuminated by a light bulb (which turns on automatically when the door is opened) – then it is not necessary to move the refrigerator to a place illuminated by daylight.
- If you are moving the refrigerator to a new location, you should pay attention to the correct horizontal or vertical position. The maximum allowed movement can be 2 to 3 degrees Celsius.
- The “correct standing” position of the refrigerator can be adjusted by placing a piece of cardboard or sheet metal.
- Cleaning can begin with cleaning the dust of the vents and condenser tubes.
- The inside of the refrigerator should be cleaned well. Put warm water with a little baking soda in the container. Afterwards, wipe the entire area with a dry and soft cloth.
- External surfaces are cleaned with means that do not corrode the varnish.
- The sealing rubber on the door is cleaned with a damp cloth. You can coat the rubber afterwards with glycerin or talc.
- The fins of the evaporator should be clean. Just wipe this part without washing with water.
- When cleaning, make sure that the inner part is not filled with water (which easily reaches the motor and electrical lines and thus causes a potential failure of the installation). That is why it is recommended to only wipe those parts, but not to wash them.
- The temperature in the refrigerator is usually from -2 to +8 degrees C.
- On the highest shelf (near the evaporator), keep the food that spoils the fastest. Keep dried meat products and cans up to half of the fridge below. In the lower half, keep ready meals in covered containers.
- Put cooled dishes in the refrigerator to avoid evaporation (which reduces the cooling effect). Food that emits or absorbs odors should be in adequate containers (closed and covered).
- The lower part of the refrigerator is most often overlooked for fruits and vegetables. A temperature of +4 to +8 degrees C is sufficient to keep fruits and vegetables in good condition.
- The space in the door should be used. We usually keep eggs, butter, spreads, cheese and the like in the upper part. The lower part of the neck is usually used to hold milk, drinks, various drinks and the like.
- A refrigerator that has been turned off for a long time – then it should be carefully and gradually brought to the appropriate temperature. Turn on the refrigerator and gradually lower the temperature. Start from 1, 2, 3,..etc. to the place where the ice is to be formed.
- The constant mode of operation of the refrigerator is reached gradually.