BUSINESS NEWS - A refrigerator is an essential appliance that plays a pivotal role when it comes to storage and preservation.
Keeping your fridge in a clean, dry and secure area preserves both the interior and exterior from deterioration.
When not well taken care of, fridges are prone to moisture damage, rust and mould, bacteria and mildew growth.
With Spring season upon us, how can you give your fridge a makeover?
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Take an inventory of the food in your fridge and throw out everything that’s inedible. Adequately seal foods to prevent odours from filling the refrigerator. Use Ziplock plastic bags to seal the really smelly stuff like onions. Seal pungent foods like spaghetti in glass or plastic containers with a tight lid.
Bicarbonate of Soda is a must
With all of the extra shelf space you’ve created from the refrigerator makeover tip above, you’ll have room to store a small, open box of bicarbonate of soda in a back corner. This will help absorb odours and keep your fridge smelling fresh.
Here’s an organisational strategy that is actually used in professional kitchens: Use your upper shelves for leftovers, drinks, and ready-to-eat foods and your lower shelves for raw ingredients you’re using in cooked dishes. The idea behind this is that it prevents cross-contamination.
Change the colour
If you’re looking to add a bit of colour to your kitchen or you’ve decided to redecorate and your fridge just doesn’t match anymore, why not paint it! Whether a bright and bold colour is your thing or if you just want to paint over the marks, a coat of paint can bring life back into your fridge and colour into your kitchen. Guzzle has a collection of catalogues with suitable paints and colours to choose from.
Ice in the freezer absorbs odour from the food in the refrigerator. Throw out old ice monthly and allow your ice maker to produce a fresh batch of clean ice.
If your refrigerator has an air filter, replace it as needed to help eliminate odour. While you’re at it, use our water filter finder and treat your refrigerator to a new one if yours has expired.
Place a few sprigs of lavender flowers inside the refrigerator to provide a whiff of pleasant scent as you open the refrigerator door. Vary the scents that you add to keep people guessing.
For a refrigerator with a textured paint finish, wipe the exterior with a mild detergent solution. Dry the refrigerator's exterior and polish it with a soft cloth. For stainless steel refrigerators, use stainless-steel polish or wipes to spiff up the doors and sides. Clean the handles and the water dispenser thoroughly.
Rejuvenate the cooling components to keep your refrigerator operating efficiently. Clean the condenser coils and bottom front grill of the refrigerator to increase air flow under the refrigerator. Pull the refrigerator out and dust the back panel to maximize cooling air flow through the machine compartment.
Finally, while you have the refrigerator pulled out, vacuum and mop the floor under it.
The tips provided above should assist you with a better looking and functioning fridge this spring season. If you’re thinking, maybe you should just buy a new fridge, Guzzle can help you find deals for that as well.
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