How To Clean The Freezer
Freezers read like a crime scene. If a forensics expert took a look, the conversation would go something like this: “If you’ll refer to Exhibit A, you’ll see the dinner party leftovers from four months ago that should be been eaten by now. And Exhibit B, the surplus of Costco ground beef purchased last month because it was “too good a deal” to pass up.”
Because the freezer is a place for long-term storage, it’s easy to forget what we’ve put inside — and it’s also easy to let sneaky leaks go un-wiped and for food debris to gather in its nooks and crannies. Today, let’s talk about how to clean the freezer in just 30 minutes.
Because your freezer may not fall into your usual cleaning routines, it’s good to set aside some time to freshen it up (and dispose of some unlabeled mysteries). By raising the temperature and spraying in a little vinegar and water, it’s easy to get your freezer back to top form. And hopefully forensic experts will no longer be able to trace your footsteps through the mysteries contained within.
The whole process will take you about thirty minutes (depending on just how long it’s been since you last cleaned).
What You NeedLarge cooler
Rubber gloves (optional) Mild, fragrance-free dish soap Hot water Vinegar Sponge Wash cloth
Paper towels or dish towel Baking soda (optional) Toothbrush (optional)
10. Replace all food, ice, and turn the unit back on. Take a look through your frozen foods as you place everything back in the freezer. Toss anything that has developed freezer burn and organize your remaining frozen foods by priority. Don’t forget to turn the freezer back on!