Fridge Coil Cleaning How-To

By Morgan Saylor

We know it’s dark and dusty – but don’t be afraid. Those coils are no force to be reckoned with - cleaning your fridge coils every six months to a year helps your appliance cool more efficiently!

But where to begin? Lisa Gordon writes on how to clean your coils to keep your refrigerator in tip-top shape.

  • First, find your coils, which are at the bottom of the appliance or in the back (older models will likely have them in the back).
  • Remove the access panel (if there is one) and vacuum them with a vacuum tool like what you might use on upholstery for large debris.
  • Use a duster or refrigerator coil brush (which Gordon writes can be found for about $5 with this purpose in mind) between the coils to get the rest of the dust, dirt, and grim. Vacuum the remaining dust after loosening it with the brush.
  • Replace your panel and resume normal fridge usage, per usual!


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