Clean the inside of the empty refrigerator with hot water and soap, and then clean it with clean water to rinse off the soap. DON'T FORGET TO CLEAN THE INSIDE OF DOORS AND DRAWERS THAT CANNOT BE REMOVED. USE A SOLUTION OF 1 TABLESPOON OF LIQUID BLEACH IN 1 GALLON OF WATER TO DISINFECT THE REFRIGERATOR. For drawers and shelves that you can't remove, along with the sides of the inner compartment, take baking soda and some water.
Clean the inside of the refrigerator with a mixture of 1 part baking soda and 7 parts water. Be careful with commercial refrigerator cleaners, as their scent can transfer to food. Work from top to bottom to prevent droplets from falling on already clean surfaces. Use a toothbrush designed for cleaning or toothpicks to reach cracks and crevices that you can't reach with a cloth, such as hinges and other accessories.
Wipe everything dry with a clean towel. To clean it, use a small device, such as a straw or a cleaning rod specific to drain holes, which will help alleviate the blockage. Whether you apply a standard cleaning solution or disinfecting your refrigerator, remember to remove the shelves and clean the inside of the doors and drawers. Rinse the shelves and salad drawers with clean water, then let them dry naturally in the colander, or dry them with a clean kitchen towel and set them aside if the drainer isn't big enough.
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