The germs hiding in your refrigerator

GermsHidinginyourfridge“Clean Out Your Fridge Day” is Nov. 15. In addition to tossing out any old and expired food and wiping up any spills, you should also clean and check these refrigerator parts.

A 2013 study done by the NSF, a public health and safety organization, found that the meat and vegetable crisper drawers inside the average refrigerator were contaminated with Salmonella, Listeria, E.coli, yeast and mold. Be sure to remove these parts from your fridge and soak them in your sink with warm water and mild detergent. Wipe dry with a towel.

If there are any offending odors inside your fridge, install the Refrigerator Deodorizer which is 50 times more powerful than baking soda, to eliminate odors inside your refrigerator.

Be sure to clean and check the gasket around your refrigerator door. If it’s cracked or lose, it could be costing you money. You can replace the gasket on your refrigerator door if needed.

Don’t forget to clean  your refrigerator’s condensor coils (which are usually located behind the fridge.) Overtime, dust, dirt and especially pet fur can cover the coils which makes your refrigerator work harder trying to keep cool. Clean them with a condensor coil cleaning brush.

You can also buy replacement parts for any item broken on, or inside your refrigerator,  including vegetable crisper drawers, meat pan drawers, retaining door bars, shelves and more. Find a replacement part for your refrigerator at

Finally, when’s the last time you changed your refrigerator’s water filter? Now is a good time to order a new one and install it before holiday entertaining and cooking.

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2 thoughts on “The germs hiding in your refrigerator

  1. Cindy Morris November 22, 2014 at 4:45 am Reply

    I make sure that I clean up my fridge every two weeks. We can avoid the spillage and spoiled food in there. So to make sure to avoid those worst case scenarios, I made sure that I clean them up every two weeks. Appliance Art

  2. […] First, clean out your fridge. Throw away any expired food and wiping down all surfaces with a mild detergent (dish washing liquid will do) and warm water. Don’t forget to remove and soak your refrigerator veggie drawers and meat pans, since nasty bacteria can grow there. […]

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