Refrigerator Maintenance

Once your fridge has been safely moved into the kitchen of your new home, it needs some time to settle before you can start using it. You should let it stand unplugged, in an upright position, for at least 4 hours to allow its compressor oil to settle. You can plug your appliance in once 4 hours have passed. Even if you still need to look around for a good, reliable appliance repair service near you, there are some easy to follow maintenance & cleaning tips you can do.
Never let your refrigerator reach a dismal state! Just stick to our recommended fridge cleaning schedule to keep your refrigerator looking good and smelling fresh. Make it a habit to rinse off jam jars, salsa containers, ketchup bottles, and other items that tend to get grimy on the outside. This, in turn, helps keep your refrigerator clean. Also, wipe up spills right when they happen to prevent sticky spots from forming.
5 Keys to Refrigerator Maintenance
  1. Check the door seals.
  2. Keep the coils clean.
  3. Set the right temperature. Keep the fridge between 37 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit and the freezer at 0 degrees.
  4. Fill it up (even if you never cook and only have takeout).¬†Refrigerators¬†need ‚Äúthermal mass‚ÄĚ (a.k.a. lots of stuff) to¬†maintain¬†low temperatures.
  5. Be prepared.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.