At Home from Home we stock a wide range of second hand white goods, varying from washing machines to fridge freezers. After doing some research online we have discovered some useful tips on how to clean a second hand fridge freezer.
Start by removing all the food, bottles, and containers. Look at the expiration dates and throw out everything that is near or past that date. Discard everything wrapped in foil or plastic wrap that is not labeled or cannot be identified. Make sure old food is removed from every compartment of your second hand fridge freezer.
The next step is to take all the edible food out and put it in a box in the freezer, if there is enough room. If not, store it in a cool spot next to an air-conditioner, or outside if the weather is cold. This will ensure the edible food does not get mixed up with what has been thrown in the bin.
After, make up a solution of baking soda and water in a spray bottle. Spray the solution all over the surfaces of the second hand fridge freezer and wipe it off with a paper towel. Be sure to wipe out the door gaskets, since they tend to collect a lot of crumbs. Do not use any kind of cleaning agent with any toxic properties. Vinegar can be used, but it may leave an undesirable odor. Remember to clean the ceiling of the fridge as well.
When cleaning the second hand fridge freezer, you may want to put a fresh, opened box of baking soda inside to absorb odors before putting the food back in. Replace all the shelves. If the fridge has a distinct odor, wiping down the shelves with a bit of diluted lemon juice will help clean the odor out without affecting the taste of the food stored inside. Finally, put all your food back into your second hand fridge freezer and clean the outside with a soft cloth.
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