5 Risky Refrigerator Mistakes to Avoid (Page 5)

You Don’t Clean It Enough

Mistake #4. You Don’t Clean It Enough

The fridge is a prime place for spills and leaks. Sure, we clean up the obvious messes, but it’s probably not that often that we give our fridge a real scrubdown. The FDA recommends cleaning your fridge as part of your regular "kitchen cleaning" routine, since dangerous bacteria from a small leak in a package of meat can contaminate other food products you may not cook before eating. Water mixed with a little bleach should do the trick. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to clean underneath the refrigerator too. It’s a great place for dust and grime to collect, making it harder for your fridge to run efficiently. However scary it may be, it will save you money in the long run.

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