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How to Clean the Exterior

What type of exterior finish does your refrigerator have?

Each type of exterior finish requires a different method of cleaning.  Please see each finish type below for proper cleaning instructions. You can also reference your Use and Care Guide for additional information. 

Painted/Colored Refrigerator

Wash the exterior enamel surfaces and gaskets with warm water and mild soap or detergent. Wipe and dry.  We recommend using a clean micro fiber cloth or a soft clean cloth to polish and dry.  Using paper towels may scratch and/or dull the clear coat of the painted door.

Regular use of a good household appliance cleaner and polish will help protect the finish.

Black Stainless Steel Refrigerator

IMPORTANT: To avoid damage to the finish, do not use soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive or harsh cleaners, any cleaning product containing chlorine bleach, steel-wool pads, gritty wash cloths or paper towels. Using these types of products may scratch and/or dull the clear coat of the black stainless steel door.

Wash the exterior surfaces and gaskets with warm water and mild soap or detergent. Wipe and dry.  We recommend using a clean micro fiber cloth or a soft clean cloth to polish and dry.  Ensure to thoroughly dry all surfaces.

Traditional Stainless Steel Refrigerator

IMPORTANT: To avoid damage to the finish, do not use soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive or harsh cleaners, any cleaning product containing chlorine bleach, steel-wool pads, gritty wash cloths or certain paper towels.

To clean and care for your stainless steel surfaces:

  • Spray Affresh™ Stainless Steel cleaner on a clean microfiber cloth.
  • Wipe the stainless steel in the direction of the grain.

To restore luster:

  • Use the Affresh™ Stainless steel wipes; follow the recommendations and directions on the label.
  • Wipe off any excess and use special care to avoid contact with any plastic parts, trim pieces, or rubber door gaskets. If the polish does contact any of these plastic parts, clean them with a nonabrasive sponge and mild detergent in warm water.
  • Thoroughly dry the area with a soft cloth.

affresh® cleaners are available at many retailers. Find one here.

If affresh™ Stainless Steel cleaner is not available:

  • Wash surfaces with warm, soapy water using liquid detergent and a nonabrasive sponge. Always rub evenly in the direction of the grain.
  • Rinse with clean water and dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.
  • Use a clean, dry towel to polish the surface in the direction of the grain until it shines.
  • Water that is not completely dried off can cause discoloration - Water may contain iron that will initiate this discoloration

 

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Wash the exterior surfaces and gaskets with warm water and mild soap or detergent. Wipe and dry.  We recommend using a clean micro fiber cloth or a soft clean cloth to polish and dry.  Ensure to thoroughly dry all surfaces.

IMPORTANT: To avoid damage to the finish, do not use soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive or harsh cleaners, any cleaning product containing chlorine bleach, steel-wool pads, gritty wash cloths or paper towels. Using these types of products may scratch and/or dull the clear coat of the black stainless steel door.

How to Clean the Gaskets

The gasket(s) needs to be cleaned  in order for the lid or door to open and close properly. Dirt and other particles can build up on the gasket surface and can cause resistance. Check the gaskets regularly to ensure it is clean and free from food particles.

  • Wash the gaskets with a clean sponge or soft cloth and mild detergent, in warm water.
  • Rinse well and wipe dry with a clean, soft cloth
  • Rub a thin coat of paraffin wax on the gasket following cleaning