To clean the interior of a Maytag Wide-by-Side refrigerator, the contents of the appliance should be removed. The trays and drawers can be wiped down with a sponge and warm water and liquid dish soap. A multi-surface spray can also be used to clean the interior.
Areas of the refrigerator with caked on food, grime, grease or tough stains may require a spritz of cleaner and scrubbing with a scrubbing brush or toothbrush for small corners. The interior of the refrigerator should be thoroughly wiped down with a damp cloth to rinse away the soap and cleaning solution. Removable doors and trays can also be soaked in dish detergent and warm water.
The exterior of the refrigerator can be wiped down with a paper towel and multi-surface solution. Stainless steel models should be wiped down with a damp microfiber cloth with distilled white vinegar to avoid streaks.
To prevent dried stains and food from forming inside the refrigerator, wipe down spills with a damp sponge or wash cloth immediately after they occur. When stocking the shelves with jams, jelly, syrup and liquid containers, wipe down the contents to reduce the risk of spills or food drippings transferring into the shelves or drawers of the refrigerator. When cleaning a refrigerator, unplug the unit to avoid the risk of electric shock.