Keeping the kitchen clean means keeping the stove, refrigerator, counter tops and floors clean as well as keeping the freezer clean. The freezer is the most complicated of these items to clean because it involves defrosting the chamber and removing the frozen food. It is simple to do if you follow these easy steps.
To clean the kitchen freezer, first gather these items for the cleaning process: a clean sponge or rag, paper towels, white vinegar, water, baking soda and a toothbrush. Begin by removing the frozen food stored in it. Next, you should defrost the freezer. Unplug the freezer from the wall outlet and open the door or lid. If ice has built up inside the freezer, you will have to wait until the ice melts and sop up the water. The easiest method is to remove chunks of ice as they are freed from the surface of the freezer.
Wipe the freezer down removing any food particles and liquids stuck on the walls or bottom. Take any shelves or drawers out of the freezer to wash in the sink. Scrub them using a cleaning solution made from vinegar and warm water. Rinse with plain water. You’ll want to clean the interior of the freezer as well as the exterior, especially the door. To remove stubborn stains or spills in tight spaces, use the toothbrush to scrub them off.
How to Deodorize Your Freezer
To deodorize the freezer, mix water and baking soda together and apply the mixture to a rag and wash down the freezer. Use a cloth towel or paper towel to dry the interior walls, bottom and shelves or drawers. Allow the freezer to dry thoroughly. Plug it back into the outlet and reload the food.
A clean kitchen freezer preserves food without capturing foul odors. It also allows you to organize your food better, because there is more room when ice isn’t adhering to the walls. Now, you can find the food easier and you have room to store more food. Follow these steps a few times each year and you’ll always have a roomy, fresh smelling kitchen freezer.
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