Make sure the electricity is OFF to your fridge. Unplug it or flip the breaker switch. I unplug mine, because that way I’m sure its off!
Remove the back cover.
Oh yeah, let’s get up close and personal with all those dust bunnies living in there! Eeeewww!
Oh boy! It’s gross in there isn’t it? Well, now you know that mess is costing you some extra dollars on your power bill, so its best to keep it clean!
Grab your shop vac and while using a slim lined tip, vacuum all those dust bunnies out of there! Be careful of your coils, you do not want to damage them and ruin your fridge. That would be bad!
After I have everything vacuumed out of there, I take a damp paper towel and wipe the remaining dust off of where I can reach. Again, be very careful when wiping down each part because all these little bits and pieces are what make the fridge work properly. You want to keep them all in tact.
Don’t worry if you can’t get all of the dust off of everything, your fridge is already breathing better by now anyway.
Tah Dah! Looks so much better now! I’m pretty sure I can hear her breathing better too!
While I was at it, I went ahead and cleaned up all the other fridge neighborhoods that were housing the little dust bunnies. This is the side that’s up against the cabinet.
This is all the front bottom vented area of the fridge. The vent itself just snaps right off. First I vacuumed all the fuzz off of it then took it into the bathtub for a wash down. Next I grabbed my shop vac again and removed all the fuzz hiding in under there. Yuck!
Next, I used my handy Clorox wipes to wipe all the spills and splashes down.
Before and After! So much nicer now. Looks new again! I sure do love a clean kitchen yall and when its deep cleaned, its even better!
Alrighty then! I bet you’ll want to go check your fridge now to see if you have giant fuzz balls living in there like mine did! It just takes a quick thirty minutes to save yourself lots of money on your energy bill and who doesn’t like to save money? I know I do!
While doing research I discovered a COIL CLEANING BRUSH ( click here to go to our blog for the link) and I’m ordering one now! It will make cleaning the coils so much easier in the future!
Would you like to see where else I had dust bunnies living in my house? Click on link below.