Lately, our poor little refrigerator has been threatened with warnings of gumtree classified ads. Brad often complains that it is too small and that we need to get a new one. I agree, it is tiny, and really not ideal for a family but it has served us well over the years and I hate to give up on something that is functioning perfectly well. To me, it still looks new (other than a few cracks here and there). I have mentioned before that I am a bit obsessive about keeping a clean house and the fridge is no exception. It is casually wiped down once a week and meticulously cleaned once every three.
Here's how we keep our beloved fridge shiny:
¼ cup bicarb soda 1/2 cup hot water 6 drops essential oil (I usually use peppermint)
Mix all 3 ingredients together to form a (very) wet paste
Scrub the paste into the entire refrigerator including drawers and sides (you may wish to remove these to make things easier)
Rinse with a wet cloth until clean
This can serve as a multi-purpose cream cleanser for stovetops, sinks and appliances. Just scrub on and then wipe clean. You can also wipe clean with vinegar for a very finished shine.