When is the Right Time to Clean Your Refrigerator?


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A refrigerator is a kitchen appliance that functions daily to keep the freshness of fruits, vegetables, and food stored in it. Furthermore, a refrigerator has the duty of producing ice cubes and is capable of extending the shelf life of food.

But be careful, don’t force the performance of your refrigerator. A refrigerator must occasionally be cleaned to maintain its maximum performance and prevent bacteria growth in the refrigerator due to long neglected leftovers.

When is the Best Time to Clean a Refrigerator?

This depends on the type and quality of the refrigerator that you own. For a regular quality refrigerator, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends that you lightly clean the refrigerator at least once a week.

Of course, this is also determined by several factors that may necessitate the cleaning of the refrigerator, such as the expiry date and condition of the food stored in it.

This is to minimize the risk of food poisoning and potentially occurring unpleasant odors in the refrigerator due to the accumulated bacteria and germs.

The refrigerator cleaning process includes cleaning food spills on the racks of the refrigerator to prevent bacteria contaminating other food, cleaning the handle of the refrigerator door, and other areas potentially exposed to bacteria.

For cleaning, you can use baking soda paste made of water and baking soda to clean all areas of the refrigerator, including the body, drip tray, and other areas.

To spare you from too frequent maintenance process, it’s best to use the Electrolux NutriFresh refrigerator ETB5400B-H instead of a regular refrigerator. Different from other refrigerators, the Electrolux NutriFresh comes equipped with many features that keep your refrigerator clean.

With the TasteGuard feature, the Electrolux NutriFresh is capable of eliminating 99.8% of bacteria and unpleasant smells, keeping the food fresh. Furthermore, there is the Door Alarm feature which will sound if the door of the refrigerator is left open for a long time. This will help you save energy.

Other interesting features are the 360 AirCool support and TasteLock, which function to ensure that your food stays fresh and delicious. The Electrolux NutriFresh is capable of preserving the freshness of fruits and vegetables for up to 7 days. This capability has entered the MURI records as the refrigerator that is able to preserve the freshness of fruits and vegetables for the longest time. Isn’t that amazing?

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