If you enter the kitchen you will surely remember when you finally cleaned the countertop, cutting table or kitchen utensils.But would you know when it was the last time you thoroughly cleaned the fridge?Probably not.And you are not the only one.The refrigerator is one of the elements that first fall into oblivion when it comes to adapting the kitchen and, nevertheless, is one of the most germs inside.
At least this was certified in two010 a study by the Global Hygiene Council for which household samples from nine different countries were examined.During the investigation, it was discovered that in 40% of the houses, the interior of the refrigerators had high levels of bacteria and mold capable of affecting preserved foods.
The owners of those refrigerators surely believed that their appliances were impeccable.You may think the same, but that it seems clean, it does not mean that it is."Foods contain microorganisms that we do not see, these accumulate and cause odors, pollute other foods and can favor poisoning," explains Lluis Riera, director of the consultant Saia.To avoid reaching that point, today, World Clean Nevera Day, we explain what are the steps to follow to disinfect it as is due.
1.Unplug the refrigerator
The first step to do proper cleaning is to disconnect the current from the current.In this way we will not only save energy, we can also work more comfortably without the door of the door remind us that we have left it open.
Off the refrigerator, the next step is to empty the food fridge.The ideal is to keep them in isothermic bags or in a cool place so that they do not deteriorate throughout the process.Before starting to clean, we must make sure there are no ice plates.If there were them, it is advisable to wait for them to leave.
3.Remove removable pieces
The eggs, the drawers, the trays and the other removable pieces can be washed outside, well with soap, well putting them in the dishwasher."Thus we can clean them better and we will prevent remains of chemicals inside the refrigerator," says Riera.
4.Soap and water
While the detachable parts are dried, we can start cleaning with a damp cloth and neutral soap."However, this does not end bacteria," says Riera.This first step only serves to eliminate superficial dirt for example, spots or inlays.
5.Disinfect with vinegar
To disinfect and end microorganisms, chemical solutions are needed.Normally vinegar is usually used because due to its acidity it is a natural disinfectant that leaves no synthetic waste.If preferred, there are also specific products to decontaminate the device."It is very important not to forget to clean and disinfect the gums of the door: it is where fungi accumulate," recalls Riera.
Already clean, we will leave the open door of the fridge so that the humidity leaves.If we want to accelerate the process we can pass a dry paper.
7.The outer door also matters
Although it does not seem like it, the outer face of the fridge is one of the parts that we should clean more frequently.Especially opening handles, where greater pollution is concentrated."Normally when we are cooking and manipulating food is when we open the fridge door without washing our hands," says Riera.Here you can use standard cleaning products, as long as it is non -oxidable materials.
Although it is recommended to make a thorough cleaning every three or four months, there are also ways to prevent both the accumulation of microorganisms and the bad smell that they cause.One of them is as simple as cleaning the spill of any product, whether a drop of milk or a little jam.Another key is to externally clean glass or tuppers containers before putting them inside the fridge.
And to end the bad smells?The use of chemical settors is totally advisable if you want to prevent foods from absorbing artificial odors.It is best to place very acidic or very neutral foods, such as an open lemon or a pinch of bicarbonate, so that smells absorb.Relacionadas