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How to Get Plastic Off a New Refrigerator

Jonah Morrissey

The process of replacing an appliance can be an overwhelming task, between removing the old one and moving in the new. Appliances can be damaged easily if proper care is not taken when they are unpacked. A refrigerator is a focal point of a kitchen. Damage to the finish during unpacking will be visible and difficult to repair. Therefore, take the proper steps and precautions to get the plastic off your new refrigerator and avoid unnecessary damage.

  1. Pull the plastic away from the new refrigerator at the opening at the bottom of the refrigerator.

  2. Slide scissors between the plastic, and carefully cut the plastic in an upward direction to remove it. Keep the scissors a safe distance from the refrigerator to avoid scratching the surface.

  3. Pull the plastic from the refrigerator. With your hands, gently remove any tape or glued areas of plastic or other packaging materials from the surface.

  4. Rub the taped or glued spots on the refrigerator with a cloth rag and soapy water until the residue comes completely off.

  5. Dry the surface of the refrigerator with a clean, dry rag.