Get tips on the best way to clean a stainless steel refrigerator door without leaving streaks or smears.
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Unplug the refrigerator.
before you start cleaning. It’s important to unplug the fridge or turn off the circuit breaker that controls it, to prevent any potential hazards.
Wipe down the door with a damp cloth.
Start by wiping down the door with a damp cloth to remove any loose debris or fingerprints. If your fridge has a touchpad control panel, be careful not to get it wet.
Make a cleaning solution.
You can use a commercial stainless steel cleaner, or make your own by mixing 1/4 cup (60 ml) of vinegar with 1 cup (240 ml) of water. If you want to add some extra shine, you can also add 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of olive oil to your solution.
Wash the door with the cleaning solution.
Dip a clean sponge or soft rag into your cleaning solution, then wash the door in small circular motions. Be sure to rinse the sponge or rag frequently in clean water to avoid streaking. If you’re using vinegar, be aware that it may smell strong at first, but the smell will dissipate as it dries.
Dry the door with a soft cloth.
Once you’ve washed and rinsed the door, dry it off with a soft cloth or paper towel. For best results, buff the door until it’s completely dry and streak-free.
Remove everything from the door.
Start by removing everything from the door, including magnets and pictures. If you have a water and ice dispenser, remove the faceplate according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For most models, you will need to use a putty knife to pry off the trim around the water and ice dispenser, then unscrew the screws or bolts holding the faceplate in place. Once everything is off the door, unplug the refrigerator or disconnect power to it.
Wash the door with a mild dish soap and water.
Stainless steel refrigerators are a popular choice for many homes because they offer a sleek, modern look. But keeping them clean can be a challenge. Here are some tips on how to clean a stainless steel refrigerator door:
1. Start by using a mild dish soap and water to wash the door.
2. If there are stubborn stains, you can try using a vinegar and water solution.
3. another option is to use a commercial stainless steel cleaner. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using any cleaning product.
4. To avoid streaks, dry the door with a soft cloth after cleaning.
Dry the door with a soft cloth.
Use a soft cloth to dry the door after you have washed it. Be sure to get all of the water off of the door so that it does not spots.
Apply a thin layer of mineral oil to the door.
Start by mixing a solution of one part water to one part vinegar. Use a clean microfiber cloth to wipe down the entire door, including the handles. Be sure to rinse the door with clean water after cleaning with the vinegar solution.
Next, apply a thin layer of mineral oil to the door. You can find mineral oil at most hardware stores. Use a clean microfiber cloth to wipe down the door, using long, circular motions. The mineral oil will help to protect the finish of your refrigerator door and keep it looking like new.
Reattach everything to the door.
Reattach everything to the door, being careful not to over-tighten the screws. Wipe down the outside of the fridge with a clean, damp cloth. If your model has a water and ice dispenser on the door, clean it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Plug the refrigerator back in.
When you’re finished cleaning, make sure to plug the fridge back in so your food will stay cold. If you don’t have a stainless steel refrigerator door, you can still use this guide to clean any type of fridge door.