Next one, the interior of the freezer (part of the fridge-freezer combination)
Freezer exterior before cleaning (the lower part of the combi)
Interior of the fridge before cleaning
Everything that was inside put out to clean
Note (no photo) all frozen food that was in the freezer I did put in a cooling box to keep it as cold as possible
Stuff I used to clean with: lemon juice, rosemary 'tea', baking soda, a rage made out of an old towel, toothbrush and little fork for the dirty little corners
And I used boiling hot water too. You can see the photo in other threads.
Cleaned and tidied! (Lower part is the freezer still)
Now it seems very easy and quick. But the difficult part, taking (too) much time was getting the 'frost' out of the freezer. It was more like a Dutch ice skating ring there at the bottom of the fridge! Even on this hot summer day it took hours before all ice was gone. And I did help it (with a sharp knife), because I didn't want my frozen foods to be in the cooling box for too long. All ice was thrown out of the door, where it became water again.
"Also, just as you want men to do to you, do the same way to them" (Luke 6:31)
Today I cleaned the interior of my freezer. I had recently done a reorg so there wasn't much to show there, but I hadn't yet cleaned it. So let's get to that eh? Here's the stuff my freezer doesn't want you to see.
Here is an action shot of me removing a shelf railing to clean behind it. This is as exciting an action shot as I could think of. I mean, there's no bears in there or anything.
Now let's hurry on to the clean part.
The cleaner I used was vinegar. I didn't have much waste to dispose of, but I composted it.
While cleaning my fridge today I also cleaned the freezer. Here is my submission for that.
For me cleaning the freezer mostly means defrosting it. I like to go with manual defrost units because they use far less power in general. This particular one is awesome in that it sips power. If I remember correctly from the last time I checked with a meter it was using .3 KWH per day, in the summer! This is also well designed for super easy cleaning. I just have to empty it and let it sit for 30 to 60 minutes at which point the ice layer has melted just enough where it is in contact with the smooth surfaces to just slide off in sheets. So that means all I used to clean it was a rag and melt water to wipe it down. There was no waste food to deal with either. I made a deliberate choice to have a very small freezer when I bought this since I don't use much frozen food. With such a small space there is no room for things to linger forever. Ok, here are the pics.