How to Clean a Refrigerator



Learn how to clean a refrigerator and what to clean your refrigerator with. Find the best refrigerator cleaner to clean your fridge.

  1. Step 1 Clear your fridge of all food items, moving items that need to be kept refrigerated to a cooler or a sink full of ice. You may want to tackle the refrigerator right before a grocery store trip so you have less to move.
  2. Step 2 Turn down the cooling power so it's not as chilly for your scrubbing session.
  3. Step 3 Dilute ⅛ cup of Pine-Sol® in a gallon of warm water.
  4. Step 4 Sponge down the inside fridge walls with the solution. You may need a full-strength dose to handle those hard-to-clean areas.
  5. Step 5 Follow up by thoroughly rinsing any surface that might come into contact with food or food containers.

With an improved concentrated formula that is 2x as strong* to last 2x as long*, you can use less for the same great clean.

concentrated formula Non-concentrated formula
¼ cup in 2 gallons water ½ cup in 2 gallons water
⅛ cup in 1 gallon water ¼ cup in 1 gallon water
¹⁄₁₆ cup or 1 tablespoon in ½ gallon water ⅛ cup in ½ gallon water
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  • 2X concentrated
    Tackle more messes per bottle.*
  • 5x cleaning
    Odor, grease, grime, dirt & allergens.
  • removes 99% of allergens§
    Destroy dust mites & pet dander.
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  • * vs. previous Pine-Sol® Pine/Scented Formula when used as directed
  • When diluted as directed vs previous Original Pine-Sol® Multi-Surface Cleaner.
  • § Non-living dust mite matter and pet dander