Keep Your Appliances Sparkling Clean

Cleaning Products for Appliances

Don’t wait until spring to clean your household appliances! Check out these tips for keeping your appliances sparkling clean all year.

Refrigerator – Keep a small spray bottle filled with a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar in your refrigerator. This way, you can address spills as they occur. Give your refrigerator a deeper cleaning every four to six months.

Dishwasher – In an empty dishwasher, place a cup full of vinegar on the top rack. Run a full cycle on high heat to disinfect.

Microwave – Fill a bowl with water and place in microwave. Heat until water boils to break up any food build-up on the inside. Allow steam to dissipate inside microwave before wiping the interior clean.

Washer – Run a cycle with two cups of vinegar on high heat. Once completed, use a toothbrush and sponge to scrub the inner drum and soap dispenser with a mixture of one quart warm water and ¼ cup vinegar. Run another high heat cycle without detergent or vinegar.

Dryer – Clean your lint screen after each load. Occasionally clean the lint-trap-housing cavity with a long, flexible lint brush. Clean the dryer’s vent hose yearly.


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