16 Dec '13, 1pm
Tips on how to clean the seal of your fridge door effectively
I have been cleaning my refrigerator every week, but never bothered to look at the seal around the door. One day, I happened to look and was horrified to find black mould lurking within the folds of the seal. I checked the top of the door and it was black with mould too. Horrors. But it is easy to clean off that gunk if you do it regularly, every week, during fridge-cleaning time. All you need is baking soda, vinegar, a toothbrush and a piece of cloth. So I bought myself a supply of baking soda, which I now use not for baking but for cleaning purposes. It is great for cleaning, especially when you do not want harmful chemicals contaminating the areas being cleaned, such as kitchen surfaces. For the fridge seal, I used two parts of baking soda to one part of coarse salt, added about a tablespoon of white vinegar and then mixed everything into a paste. This paste is effectiv...