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How To Clean Refrigerator

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Wondering how to clean refrigerator? You’re in luck! Today we’re showing you how we tackle refrigerator cleaning with the DishFish Scrubber Sponge and taking you along for the ride as we do a fridge clean out.

Image of a stainless steel refrigerator in the kitchen with text overlay that says How to Deep Clean Your Refrigerator

There comes a time in everyone’s home when the refrigerator needs a good ol’ fashion deep cleaning. We try to tackle this housekeeping task before we go on a big grocery trip, that way the fridge is pretty empty when it comes time to do a fridge clean out.

Also, it’s a great idea to go through everything in your fridge before you add more food in. Out with the bad, in with the good. Today we’re introducing you to a new product that was made this pretty mundane task of refrigerator cleaning easier – DishFish.

Two DishFish scrubber on the countertop in front of fridge

What is DishFish?

We’ve been using the DishFish Dual and DishFish Scrubber at home for a while now and we love them! Here’s how they are different than normal sponges:

  • Flow-through cells that gets rid of food, grease and other gross things quickly — which helps it not get smelly like other sponges
  • “Tail of fish” helps the sponge stand up to dry, so the water drains out and it dries quick
  • Non scratching surface (even on the scrubber side)
  • Easy to get into tight spaces (like sippy cups we’ve found)
  • Long lasting – doesn’t crumble or break down

To be honest, before DishFish we were using a wand filled with soap and I was getting REALLY fed up with it leaking soap all over the sink when it wasn’t being used. Now, we just put a small dot of dish soap on the sponge before doing dishes and it usually lasts us the whole time.

As soon as I got my hands on the DishFish sponges, I knew they would be great for deep cleaning things around the house too….not just dishes. Since our fridge was in desperate need of a fridge clean out, I gave it a shot with the DishFish Scrubber Sponge and it worked great!

Close up view inside of the messy refrigerator showing the dividers before cleaning

Gross, right? It definitely need a deep cleaning and there was FOR SURE some questionable food in there.

Opened refrigerator doors showing the entire shelves and the food inside

Supplies for refrigerator cleaning:

Food and sauces on the countertop taken out of the refrigerator during a fridge clean out

Do one section at a time

To avoid leaving the refrigerator doors open the whole time you are cleaning, I like to just focus on one section at a time (ie: inside of the left door, inside left shelves, inside right shelves, drawers, inside of right drawer, etc.). I start by taking ALL of the contents out of the section I am working on and placing them on the kitchen counter.

refrigerator cleaning using the DishFish scrub to wash the inside panels of the refrigerator door

Refrigerator clean out by wiping out all the crumbs and mess off of the shelvesWiping out the dirt inside the refrigerator surface on the inside of the doors during a fridge clean out

Wipe all surfaces with DishFish Scrubber sponge

This part is super simple….Take some warm water on your DishFish Scrubber and ring it out so it’s not dripping wet and simply scrub the surfaces of the refrigerator. The Scrubber picks up the crumbs and helps cut through any messes. If there are any tough spills or messes where the water and sponge aren’t working, you can spray a little multi-surface cleaner on the spot and scrub again. Honestly, I only needed to do this once or twice. Otherwise the DishFish Scrubber and water worked to clean up everything else.

Dry surfaces with dry cloth towel

Keeping a couple of dry, cleaning towels nearby and simply wipe off the surfaces to dry and finish cleaning.

Wiping out the remaining crumbs from the inside of the fridge using the scrubber sponge

Washing the refrigerator drawers in the kitchen sink with the DishFish scrubber sponge

Putting the front of the refrigerator drawer back on while doing a refrigerator cleaning

Take out any removable drawers and clean in sink

If you have any drawers or shelves that can be removed, it may be easier to rinse them out in the sink. Our Samsung fridge has a few nooks and crannies that are hard to get to, so I disassembled the drawers to clean them throughly.

Go through food and check for expirations

I, honestly, haven’t taken the time to do this for a while so I took the chance to go through everything one by one and check the expiration date before placing it back into the fridge.

Foods added back in place after the refrigerator clean out.

Add back in food and organize

Once your fridge is nice and clean, you should be able to add the food back in and get things a little more organized. Ya know, instead of things thrown in wherever there is room – you can actually put the meat and cheese in the meat and cheese drawer etc.

Wiping the front of the fridge to complete the deep refrigerator cleaning

Clean front of fridge

The DishFish Scrubber also worked perfect on the front of our fridge, which is stainless steel. I, again, just used warm water and the sponge. Then I followed up with a dry towel and lastly used a stainless steel polish to finish. Our fridge is looking oh so pretty after a nice deep cleaning!

Clean inside of the fridge after a fridge clean out

Can’t believe how easy it was to deep clean our fridge with just a sponge, water and towel. Ready to head to the grocery store to fill her up again!

If you’re going to be tackling a fridge clean out anytime soon, the DishFish Scrubber and Scrubber Sponge is a helpful tool, you can purchase on Amazon today.

When is the last time you did a fridge clean out?

Let us know in the comments below!

Collage of the before and after picture of refrigerator clean out with text overlay that says How to Clean Your Fridge in 30 Minutes.

 

How To Clean Refrigerator

How To Clean Refrigerator

Yield: 1
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Wondering how to clean refrigerator? You’re in luck! Today we’re showing you how we tackle refrigerator cleaning with the DishFish Scrubber Sponge and taking you along for the ride as we do a fridge clean out.

Materials

Tools

  • Dry Cloth Towels (2-3)

Instructions

  1. Do one section at a time
  2. Wipe all surfaces with DishFish scrubber sponge and warm water
  3. Dry surfaces with dry cloth
  4. Take out any removable drawers and clean in sink
  5. Go through food and check for expirations
  6. Add back in food and organize
  7. Clean front of fridge

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