- It is important to keep the interior of the refrigerator and freezer clean to help prevent food from becoming contaminated during storage.
- The amount and types of food stored determines how often cleaning should be carried out (ideally once every 1 to 2 weeks) in the refrigerator.
- Remove the shelves, door shelves and bins and rinse these parts in a mixture of warm water and liquid dishwashing detergent. Rinse and dry the shelves and bins thoroughly before replacing them into the refrigerator.
- Wipe over the interior surfaces with a mixture of warm water and liquid dishwashing detergent or baking soda dissolved in warm water (add 1 tsp of baking soda to each 500 mls of water). Rinse with clean water.
- To help remove “old stale refrigerator” smells add a few drops of vanilla essence orvinegar to the water before cleaning.
- Do not use harsh, abrasive cloths or cleaners or highly perfumed, strong smelling cleaners or solvents on any part of the refrigerator as they can cause damage.
Clean with warm water and detergent or a glass cleaner. If cleaning the shelves without removing from the cabinet, use only warm water and detergent as a glass cleaner can damage the plastic components of your refrigerator.
To remove the shelf, tilt the front upwards so that the restraining pegs are clear of the side guides and pull towards you. Keep the shelf tilted to allow the retaining stops to clear the side guides.
When repositioning, make sure the shelf is pushed back fully and the retaining stops have located securely.
Removing fridge shelf
When adjusting the height of a shelf, first remove any food placed on the shelf.