Step 1: Clean the fridge
Before organizing your side-by-side fridge, make sure that all surfaces, shelves and storage bins are clean with a thorough wipe-down. As you clean your refrigerator, take inventory and remove any expired foods or ingredients you no longer need.
To clean the inside of your side-by-side fridge, follow these steps:
Turn off the power or unplug the appliance.
Remove all food from the fridge and freezer and store in a cooler. Take out removable shelves and drawers. Allow items to warm to room temperature before washing.
Hand wash interior surfaces and removable parts, including fridge walls, the door and permanent shelves. With warm water and a soft cloth or sponge, clean the fridge walls and parts with a mild detergent or other non-abrasive cleaner.
Dry all surfaces completely and reinstall shelves and drawers before plugging in the appliance.
It’s important to clean the outside of your side-by-side fridge, too. Because each type of exterior finish requires a different method of cleaning, it’s best to refer to your Owner’s Manual for product-specific instructions before cleaning the fridge exterior. For instance, methods for cleaning stainless steel appliances may vary from other exterior finishes.