The change of seasons can be the perfect cue for some appliance maintenance. So why not use spring’s arrival to catch up on cleaning tips for high end refrigerators? From deep cleaning methods to how to change the water filter, we’ll review how to give your first class fridge a little springtime TLC.

Follow These Spring Cleaning Tips for High End Refrigerators

Spring’s arrival can bring renewed energy for cleaning and organizing your home after winter. However, these spring cleaning tips for refrigerators include maintenance that can be used throughout the year to keep your refrigerator running smoothly.

Deep Clean Your Refrigerator

Cleaning tips for high end refrigerators start with a deep cleaning to rid your refrigerator of odors, stains and spills. The following steps summarize how to deep clean your refrigerator quickly and easily:

  1. Turn off power to your refrigerator at the control panel
  2. Remove drawers and shelving
  3. Clean the interior with a solution of warm water, dish soap and baking soda
  4. The best way to clean glass refrigerator shelves and drawers is with soap and warm water. Make sure shelves warm to room temperature before washing to avoid cracking.
  5. Dry drawers and shelves completely before replacing
  6. Clean the exterior with a soft cloth and stainless steel cleaner
  7. Restore power to refrigerator

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How to Clean the Condenser Coils

Cleaning built-in refrigerator coils is one of those cleaning tips for high end refrigerators that can prevent problems like compressor malfunctions. The coils can safely be cleaned with these simple steps:

  1. Disconnect the refrigerator from power
  2. Remove the grille that protects the condenser coils
  3. Wearing gloves, brush the condenser coils with a soft bristle brush
  4. Vacuum remaining debris with a narrow hose vacuum attachment
  5. Replace the grille and restore power to the refrigerator
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How to Change Your Refrigerator Water Filter

Water filters are essential to providing pure drinking water and should be replaced yearly to function optimally. Here’s how to change your refrigerator water filter for both the twist and push-in models:

Twist-in Filter:

  1. Locate old filter
  2. Twist counter clockwise to remove
  3. Remove plastic cap from new filter
  4. Insert into filter compartment and turn clockwise
  5. Press and hold water filter reset button for 5 seconds to reset indicator

Push-in Filter:

  1. Raise grille on top of refrigerator
  2. Push old cartridge in, then pull out to remove
  3. Remove plastic cap from new filter
  4. Position new filter cartridge so locking tabs line up with filter compartment
  5. Push in filter until you hear a click
  6. Press and hold the filter reset button for 5 seconds
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Organize Your Refrigerator Produce Storage

Organizing what goes in your refrigerator can be just as important as maintaining the fridge itself. To preserve and enhance your produce, our produce storage guide reviews what should and shouldn’t be stored in the fridge:

Produce for Refrigerator Storage:

  • Carrots
  • Cucumber
  • Spinach
  • Grapes
  • Zucchini
  • Artichokes

Produce for Room Temperature Storage:

  • Pineapple
  • Pepper
  • Citrus fruits
  • Tomatoes

Produce for Cool Temperature (Pantry) Storage:

  • Squashes
  • Potatoes
  • Garlic
  • Onions

which vegetables go in the refrigerator

Our spring cleaning tips for high end refrigerators can help maintain your refrigerator all year long. If it looks like a refrigerator malfunction is beyond simple maintenance call DeserTech Appliance Service to help with any high end refrigerator repair.