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Old 05-24-2016, 07:16 AM   #1
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How and how often do you clean...............

Hello everyone:
Best wishes for the up coming summer!
The question is "How and how often do you clean your RV fridge.Do you use dish detergent and also baking soda to keep smelling sweet inside the fridge?
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Clean at the end of every trip we turn the refer off, some are close together so we keep some refer items cold and ready to go, less repackaging. We use dish soap and sometimes a weak solution of a bleach then rinsing several times.

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We come home, shut things down, empty ice maker, open up all the refrigerator doors and let it completely dry out after soaking up water with a towel in freezer area. Unless something spills, we have no need to clean anything on the inside. Perhaps we take a wet sponge once in a while if we see a spot but for the most part it never needs anything. Baking soda works but we do not need it. Good luck.
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Old 05-24-2016, 01:13 PM   #4
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We use the moistened kitchen wipes for any obvious spill or crumbs...no schedule.
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Old 05-24-2016, 01:42 PM   #5
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Unless a spill happens I never clean it


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Old 05-24-2016, 02:29 PM   #6
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we are constantly on the road. I defrost the freezer by putting everything in the freezer in to the refrigerator. Then I turn off the unit and keep the freezer open until all the ice/frost has melted....soak up the water that didn't drain out. Put all the freezer items back into the freezer and wipe the refrigerator area with a soapy dish cloth. Turn the unit back on. I do this at least once a month...no odors.
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Old 05-24-2016, 04:40 PM   #7
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We come home, shut things down, empty ice maker, open up all the refrigerator doors and let it completely dry out after soaking up water with a towel in freezer area. Unless something spills, we have no need to clean anything on the inside. Perhaps we take a wet sponge once in a while if we see a spot but for the most part it never needs anything. Baking soda works but we do not need it. Good luck.
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:58 PM   #8
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When we were full time, I only had to defrost it once after 6 months. We were in an extremely humid climate so it was unavoidable. When we are not fulltiming, we still leave it running all summer long. Cheaper and easier to keep it plugged in and running.
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:14 PM   #9
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We come home, shut things down, empty ice maker, open up all the refrigerator doors and let it completely dry out after soaking up water with a towel in freezer area. Unless something spills, we have no need to clean anything on the inside. Perhaps we take a wet sponge once in a while if we see a spot but for the most part it never needs anything. Baking soda works but we do not need it. Good luck.
Same here, ours is very clean and still looks brand new just by following this method. We do leave a small box of baking soda in it just like the fridge in our house.
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I wipe the fridge down after every trip with clorox wipes, prop the door and put baking soda inside. Never had any stinky problems.
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We clean the refrigerator at the end of all trips. Wipe it dry, keep the doors open, and we always have a box of baking soda in it.
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We've had our rig over a year now. The first trip out (2,600 miles) we had the doors come open three times so we ended up cleaning the floor up three time. As to inside? Don't know, it hasn't needed it yet.
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We clean the refrigerator at the end of all trips. Wipe it dry, keep the doors open, and we always have a box of baking soda in it.
X2, We do the the same.
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