Fall Cleaning – How to Clean Your Appliances

Children are back at school, the leaves have started changing colour and soon enough it would be inevitable to hide from the smell of pumpkin spice filling up the air. Fall is upon us, and Danby suggests you take these next couple of weeks preparing for the fall season by cleaning your appliances. How do you clean your appliances? Keep on reading!

How to clean your refrigerator?
This is a place that is often overlooked because the mess is usually hidden from the piles of leftovers, produce, condiments, drinks etc. Over time spills, leaks and crumbs can accumulate causing unwanted odours and leaving unpleasant grime build-ups in your refrigerator. Prepare for the holiday season’s feast by cleaning your refrigerator now!

Take the time to remove all the items in your refrigerator and be sure to throw out everything that has passed its expire date. Use antibacterial wipes or a combination of dish soap and water to scrub down the interior of the refrigerator. Make sure you check the door gasket, or the door seal for any crumbs that could have gotten stuck in the crevices. For the tougher stains, use baking soda and water to form a thick paste and let it sit on the stain for an hour before wiping it with a damp cloth.

How to clean your oven?
Before you try out a new Apple Pie recipe, give your oven a deep clean. Most ovens have the ability to self-clean but for ovens that do not you can spray-bottleuse a baking soda and water solution to remove the build-up.

Load a 1-liter spray bottle with 4 tablespoons of baking soda and fill the rest with water. Shake the spray bottle and spray all over the interior of the oven. Allow the solution to soak in for at least an hour. After an hour, test an area to see if the oven’s grim is loose enough to scrape off with a scraper (you can use a regular windshield ice scraper for this). Use a small dust pan to sweep up all the debris once you have finished scraping the interior of the oven.

How to clean your microwave?
Soup, hot chocolate and warm left overs – with the weather cooling down you will start to become more dependent on your microwave. Why not give your Danby Microwave a good clean now?

Heat a glass bowl of water with a small amount of vinegar in the microwave for 5 minutes. The steam from the bowl will soften up the grime and make wiping everything down a lot easier. It may also be necessary to clean the glass turntable with warm sudsy water or in a dishwasher.

Cleaning your appliances ensure the cleanliness of your environment but helps appliances run more efficiently, and since we will spending time more indoors and baking/cooking a lot more, now is the time to do it!

We hope you take the opportunity to clean your household appliances and that we have helped with our step-by-step guide on how to clean your appliances!

Check out our recommended back to school lunch recipe.