Can Your Refrigerator Kill You?
Find out how to keep nasty microbes from setting up shop in your fridge.
Daily: Wipe up spills immediately with hot, soapy water. Rinse well.
Weekly: Throw out expired perishables (produce, meats, leftovers). Use up leftovers within four days, meats within two.
At least twice a year: Unplug and do a thorough cleaning, storing foods in an ice chest or cooler. Wipe down shelves, produce drawers, and every nook and tight space with a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water. (Acids in vinegar fight mildew.) Avoid harsh and abrasive cleansers which destroy interiors and lend "off" chemical flavors to food by trying a mix of baking soda plus water for crusty stains.
Keep Your Fridge Safe
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