There's A Quick And Easy Way To Clean Parts Of Your Refrigerator

Cleaning days are often dreaded, especially when we need to tidy up the appliances. While you can usually get away with not deep-cleaning the fridge for a few weeks, once the items are depleted and it's time to grocery shop to restock food, you need to make sure it's spotless. When it comes to cleaning the fridge, many people get exhausted just thinking about this task because there are so many parts to take out and clean. It can be overwhelming having to do it all by hand, which is why you should consider using the dishwasher.

If you don't think your refrigerator needs to be thoroughly cleaned often, think again. Some people are of the mind that, since the temperature is perpetually cold, refrigerators don't require regular upkeep, but that couldn't be further from the truth. So many disease-causing bacteria dwell in the fridge and even the freezer compartment. In fact, your fridge couldĀ house harmful bacteria including Listeria, E. coli, and Salmonella. It's in your best interest to make sure your fridge parts stay germ-free despite the tediousness involved in sanitizing it. Throwing these parts into the dishwasher is a quick and easy way to get the job done.

Put the shelves and bins on the top rack

You have probably never thought of washing your fridge shelves and bins in the dishwasher. Fortunately, most are dishwasher safe and this can save you a lot of time and effort. Before you place them in the dishwasher, though, consult your refrigerator manual. With this method, you can kiss all of those strenuous days you spent struggling with those large shelves and bins in the kitchen sink good riddance forever. Place the refrigerator partsĀ onto the top rack of the dishwasher and choose a standard cycle. Make sure you give them time to adjust to room temperature before this to prevent them from cracking. You can wash them in regular water instead of a hot cycle.

For glass shelves, place them at the base of the dishwasher to avoid damage to their structure. If you're washing plastic pieces, dry them manually afterward. Also avoid putting shelves with wire connections such as lights in the dishwasher; only plain plastic and glass shelves are safe. If you have greasy items, however, it is best that you hand wash them yourself.