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


For More Recommendations:

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 4pk of the Mr Clean Magic Erase, part number WX10X10002.
  • View a short video about cleaning door handles:

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