How to Clean a Refrigerator With Bleach

The refrigerator may be an area of your kitchen often neglected when cleaning.

Cleaning out the refrigerator can be quite a process.Cleaning out the refrigerator can be quite a process.
At some point, however, you might realize that the refrigerator has gotten very dirty inside, and just wiping it out with regular household cleaner does not effectively clean it. In this case, you might need to use a solution of diluted bleach.

Remove all the food from your refrigerator. When using bleach, the food should be kept somewhere else.

Put on rubber gloves before handling the chlorine bleach to clean the refrigerator.

Fill a spray bottle with a mixture of equal parts chlorine bleach and water.

Take out the drawers and shelves from the refrigerator. Spray down the inside with the bleach solution.

Wait a few minutes. Wipe out the inside of the refrigerator with a cloth. Use a scrub brush for any stains or caked on food.

Spray the drawers and shelves you removed with the bleach solution. Again, wait a few minutes and then wipe clean.

Rinse a separate cloth in plain water and wipe down the inside of the refrigerator and the drawers and shelves to rinse away the bleach solution.

Dry the inside of the refrigerator and the drawers and shelves with a new cloth. Reassemble the refrigerator.

Things You Will Need

  • Rubber gloves
  • Spray bottle
  • Water
  • Chlorine bleach
  • Cloths

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J. Johnson has been completing freelance writing work since September 2009. Her work includes writing website content and small client projects. Johnson holds a degree in English from North Carolina State University.