Apparently You Should Be Doing THIS 1x Per Month To Your Fridge. I Had No Idea.

What do you think is the largest and most useful appliance to have in a house? If you answered a refrigerator, you answered correct! Refrigerators are indispensable for modern day living. We rely on them to keep our food from spoiling and use them every single day.

All that use makes them dirty. Oftentimes foods and drinks get spilled inside on the shelves and door. When that happens we clean the mess up quickly. But what about other parts of the fridge, like underneath it, do you ever clean there? Not many people do, at least not until they realize just how gross and disgusting it gets down there!

As dirt and dust accumulates underneath a fridge, it gets caught up in the coils. Over time this causes the energy-loving appliances to run much less efficiently than how they were intentionally designed to, and you end up paying more. On average, it costs about 10 cents an hour to run a refrigerator. Multiply that by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for a year straight, and you get the point- even a slight difference in efficiency can have a huge, costly impact over time.

While we can’t simply pull the cord and unplug them for days at a time, we can for a half an hour or so. That’s all the time you’ll need to clean the coils and the drip pan which are both located at the bottom of the unit. Check out the accompanying video to learn exactly how you can properly clean underneath your fridge and read on for more information. You’ll not only save yourself money in the long run, but you’ll also be healthier by doing it!

First off, it’s highly recommended that people clean under their fridge regularly. Aim to try and do it once a month. That may sound like a lot, especially if you never ever do it, but doing this ensures that nasty stuff like mold, germs, and bacteria, gets cleared out and removed. Unplug the fridge before you get started and then remove the grille, if there is one, that conceals the condenser coils. Use a long, thin, bristled refrigerator coil brush to really get at the dust on the coils and then vacuum up the debris. The brush is specifically designed for the dirty job and can be found at most hardware stores or online for less than ten dollars, refer to video to see what it looks like. Rinse off the grille and disinfect it of any possible mold or mildew build up, then dry it completely before placing it back on the fridge. Finally, run a damp cloth over the top, sides, doors, handles, and wherever else needs a good wipe down. Plug it back in and you’re done!

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