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Sub-Zero Fridge, Exterior Cleaning and Care


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Your Sub-Zero fridge exterior cleaning and care is important, not just from the perspective of aesthetics but from functionality as well. With regular cleaning, you can easily extend the shelf life of your appliance. So, what’s the best way to keep your Sub-Zero fridge clean? Here is a list of the best and most efficient ways to clean your Sub-Zero fridge. In addition to cleaning, there are also some maintenance tips you will find useful as well.

Tips on Sub-Zero fridge exterior cleaning and care

Cleaning the exterior of your Sub-Zero refrigerator is easier than ever. Let’s check out few do’s and don’ts:

  • If the exterior of your Sub-Zero fridge looks a little dingy, you can clean it with a commercially available stainless steel cleaner or polish.
  • Stainless steel has a natural ability to resist fingerprints and water, but high-traffic areas may need extra cleaning. With a stainless steel cleaner and a microfiber cloth, you can easily remove dirt, grime, and fingerprints. Wipe dry with a soft non-abrasive cloth.
  • Don’t use abrasive or petroleum-based products as they can cause damage to the surface over time.
  • Sub-Zero refrigerators continually improve with regular care. Use a soft, clean cloth to wipe away dirt on a weekly basis.
  • Throughout the day, dirt and oil from our hands tend to collect on the surface of your fridge. Wipe down stainless steel panels with a damp microfiber cloth to prevent scuffs and scratches.
  • Soap residue can accumulate on the surface of your Sub-Zero refrigerator over time creating a film. Remove this film by cleaning the exterior with clear, warm water.

Further, many homeowners already have cleaning materials, such as micro-fiber cloth and wax, to clean their kitchen appliances. However, these items can be too abrasive (if not handled properly) for use on the exterior of Sub-Zero fridge. Your best bet for cleaning a Sub-Zero fridge involves using a milder cleaning solution and a clean cloth.

Tips on Sub-Zero fridge exterior cleaning and care (coils)

Although your Sub-Zero refrigerator looks clean on the outside, it requires occasional cleaning. A lot of gunk—including grime and grease—can build up on the evaporator coils and grates. This causes an odor and negatively affects the efficiency of your fridge. Here’s how to clean your Sub-Zero refrigerator coils:

  • The first and foremost step is to turn off your refrigerator and unplug the unit from the switch board. Put on your protective gloves to prevent or reduce any possible soiling.
  • Your freezer’s coil is usually located at the back of the refrigerator underneath a removable panel. When taking care of your refrigerator coils, you must be sure to clean out the tubes every six months.
  • It’s recommended that you use a vacuum cleaner instead of water to clean the grille on your refrigerator. This way, you won’t have to worry about mold growing on them.
  • If you notice your fridge is not cooling properly, replacing the evaporator coils can help. You can keep your Sub-Zero refrigerator working at its best by replacing the coils every 4-5 years.

Moreover, your investment in a Sub-Zero refrigerator isn’t just monetary; it’s also an investment in your home. And when you decide to buy one, you need to make sure that you take the best care of it. Using the right products and cleaning methods can help you in effective fridge exterior cleaning and care. And that too before damage becomes permanent.

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