Over time ice will build up inside the freezer. The space to store the food will become limited if you are dawdling not cleaning it up. At certain point the accumulation of ice will be remarkable that you won’t be able to close its door.
Required fundamental cleaning equipment:
Step1: is to switch the fridge off and open the door. Remove all the frozen products from the freezer, put it into the insulated thermal picnic box, and shut the lid, so it doesn’t defrost. If you have other stuff that needs to be taken out from freezer, fold it up securely, first in a few lists of newspaper to ingest any liquid, then wrap it up in blankets as insulation. Place all this into a cool or shady place like balcony if you live in a flat or garage if you live in a house.
Step2: start defrost the accumulated ice. For that reason, you will need to be careful with your floors. If it is wooden you have positioned a lot of towels at the bottom of the freezer to capture any drips, so melting will be contained and your kitchen floor will be safe. If you plan to accelerate the process, place a bowl or two with boiling water inside freezer and next shut the door. You will still need to wait for the thing to do their work. Melting of the ice will take its time and while wait you can focus on other household chores.
Step3: is to put on rigger gloves and use the plastic spatula to eliminate ice from the side of the freezer. Bear in mind not to scratch the inside surface of the compartment.
Step4: pick up chunks of ice and put them in the empty bucket. When the bucket is full, take it and place it in the sink, where it will melt on its own.
Step5: Once ice is out, clean inside surface of the freezer walls. The soapy water work effectively for the walls, if needed using the soft scrubbing brush.
Step6: Rinse down baking soda and any soap water residue with fresh water and remove the soaked towels.
Step7: Dry up interior walls with dry clean cloth and then store the food back inside.
Tip: Attempting to clean fridge at least couple of times per month is greatly beneficial for the fridge itself and for health and safety. Food with no grown bacteria on it.