Refrigerator - Exterior Cleaning Tips

The steel exterior of your refrigerator should be cleaned regularly to avoid wear and rust spots on the outside of the cabinet.


Cleaning Your Refrigerator


All refrigerators* can be cleaned with a mild solution of soap and warm water with a clean, soft cloth or microfiber cloth. They should be wiped dry with a soft clean cloth or microfiber towel to avoid streaking or water spotting.


*Includes: Slate, Black Slate, Stainless, Black Stainless, Fingerprint Resistant Stainless, CleanSteel, and "Color Finishes" like Black, White, Bisque, Silver, Almond, etc.


To prevent scratching, do not use the following for cleaning:


  • Stainless steel cleaners
  • Soap-filled scouring pads
  • Abrasive cleaners
  • Bleach or any product containing chlorine bleach
  • Abrasive cloths and paper towels.
  • Window sprays
  • Ammonia
  • Vinegar or acidic/vinegar-based cleaners
  • Oven cleaners
  • Alkaline cleaners


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View a short video about cleaning the exterior of your refrigerator:





  • Wipe with a clean, damp cloth and an appliance polish or a mild household detergent.

  • The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and Mr. Clean Orange Cleaner can be used to clean your refrigerator door handles. You can purchase a 4-pack of the Mr. Clean Magic Erase, part number WX10X10002.

  • View a short video about cleaning door handles:



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