How to Clean a Refrigerator: Cool and Clean

How to Clean a Refrigerator: Cool and Clean | Mr. Clean®

Our fridge can be your best friend when you’re hungry, but fridges get quite dirty day after day. Knowing how to clean a refrigerator is an important part of having a refreshingly clean home.

Thankfully, Mr. Clean® knows how to clean refrigerator messes in a flash, so you can spend more time chilling out. Not only are his cleaning skills legendary, but his trusty Magic Eraser is powerful enough to erase spilled refrigerator food faster than the average stash of cleaning supplies. Whether you want to do a quick fridge clean up or a complete fridge clean out, Mr. Clean will get you in and out before you can say ice box.


Cleaning fridge gunk and grime can be a breath of fresh, cool air when you see how powerful the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is. There are many different Magic Erasers, each designed for certain tasks. Mr. Clean’s best way to clean refrigerator messes is with the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Extra Durable. It’s designed to be 50 percent stronger than Magic Eraser Original, so it lasts longer. That means you’ll have even more muscle to tackle the toughest fridge messes. Before you start, give your Magic Eraser Extra Durable a dunk in some water and then squeeze out any excess water. Now, you’re ready to clean!


If your fridge is in need of a swift tidying up, the Magic Eraser Extra Durable is a great tool. Tackle tough stuck-on food by swiping the eraser firmly across the desired surface. Like magic, the Magic Eraser will start powering through tough stains, stuck-on food, and unknown residue! Without breaking a sweat, you’ve freshened up your fridge.


For a full fridge clean out, start by removing all of your food. (Tackle this job before you go to the grocery store, so there’s less to remove.) Then, remove the shelves and drawers so you can reach all of the nooks and crannies. Once you’ve cleared out your fridge, you can start cleaning away the drips, drops, and dried-on food messes. Use the Magic Eraser to firmly wipe the desired areas. Start with the really tough gunk and grime, then work your way to the smaller stains and scuffs. You can even cut the Magic Eraser into smaller pieces to help reach trickier spots. Once it's clean, wipe down your entire fridge with a wet rag, paper towel or dish towel to remove left over particles on surfaces that have exposure to food.

Want to give your whole kitchen the same sparkling clean? Try the Magic Eraser Kitchen With Dawn. It’s specially designed with dual-sided cleaning to give you some of Mr. Clean’s extra elbow grease. One side is compressed and great for those really hard messes. The other side is infused with the grease-fighting power of Dawn®. Plus, it’s contoured for easy gripping.

You’ll be surprised by how strong you feel now that you have mastered the art of cleaning your fridge. And now that your refrigerator is clean, did you feel a little light come on inside your head?

Test a small area with light pressure before use. Not recommended for the following surfaces: high gloss, polished, dark, brushed, satin, faux, bare/polished wood, copper, stainless steel appliances, non-stick coating or vehicle body. Do not use with chlorine bleach or other household cleaners. Rinse required for surfaces in direct contact with food. Do not use on skin or other parts of the body. Using on skin will likely cause abrasions. Keep out of reach of toddlers and pets to avoid accidental ingestion.