A small second-hand refrigerator can be cleaned with all-purpose liquid cleaner, baking soda, chlorine bleach, polish and a vacuum. Non-abrasive cleaning cloths, towels or pads should be used to apply the cleaner.
First, remove and set aside the refrigerator’s shelves, drawers and baskets. The inside of the refrigerator is then wiped down with all-purpose cleaner from top to bottom. If necessary, tougher stains can be cleaned with baking soda and a damp cloth. If the refrigerator has a musty odor, wipe it down with a mixture of 1 tablespoon baking soda in 1 quart water. The refrigerator should be rinsed well and wiped completely dry.
Wipe the shelves, drawers and baskets with all-purpose cleaner and hot water, then dry them with a clean cloth. When dry, set them back in their proper locations in the refrigerator.
If the door gasket contains mildew, wipe it with a solution of ¼ cup chlorine bleach and 1 quart water. It is then towel dried. Condenser coils are cleaned with a vacuum and wiped with a damp cloth. If there is a drip pan, wipe it clean, too.
When the internal and functional components of the refrigerator have been cleaned, clean the refrigerator’s exterior with all-purpose cleaner. Applying an appropriate polish makes a refrigerator’s surface shine like new.