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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Kind of a random post today, but thought it would be worth the share.
 
During our move it was raining, and our refrigerator ended up with water spots I could not get rid of no matter how hard I tried.  I used a number of citrus cleansers and the followed it up with the companion polishes, olive oil, soaping it down, etc.  Nothing would work.  In a matter of hours or 1-2 days those spots would be back.  Taunting me.  Then one day while I was cleaning my sink I had my aha moment.  I was cleaning the sink with exactly the same thing I should have been using on the fridge all along.  Bar Keepers Friend.  Duh.
 
 
I have no clue why I didn't do this sooner.  I think it's because I fell into the old consumer trap that says you have to buy different products for every different item you're trying to clean.  Let's not reinvent the wheel here people!
 
I wish I had taken photos of the fridge with the crazy rain spots, but I didn't.  That would have been an awesome before and after!  This is just your usual kid's finger prints, water drips, and grime.
 

 
And after.
 
 
I just sprinkled a little onto a warm, wet sponge and went over the entire front of the fridge.  Rinsed the sponge off with water, wiped it clean, and dried it off with a kitchen towel.
 
Nothing fancy, but the results are the best I've had.
 
 

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It will be so nice to toss out all of those other bottles!

6 comments :

  1. i love this stuff! you know what else works well for the fridge? olive oil!

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  2. I use lemon Pledge on mine. Seems to work a treat but I will definitely be trying this for the grimy hand/food prints next time as well.

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  3. I love that stuff. It works really good on Revereware (sp?) pans, too.

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  4. WD40 girl! No joke. It stinks, but your fridge will shine. Learned that trick the hard way just like you. Ha!

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  5. Had no idea!!! Will definitely keep it in mind! :)

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  6. It looks like the Bar Keepers Friend did the trick. It’s always nice to discover something new, or find new uses for things we’ve been doing for a long time that can make things easier. At the very least, you now have a way to clean your refrigerator anytime it starts looking dull again. Thanks for sharing this with us, Shelley. All the best!


    Bernice Parsons @ Badger Anodising

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