Keeping your Sub-Zero refrigerator clean not only helps it look its best but can even optimize performance. What’s the best way to clean Sub-Zero refrigerator parts? Simple soap and water works best for interior components, while a stainless steel cleaner and polish can keep the exterior shiny. Learn how to clean Sub-Zero refrigerator interior, exterior and condenser coil components to keep it looking and working like new.
A Step-by-Step Guide: How to Clean Sub-Zero Refrigerator Parts
While cleaning your refrigerator isn’t difficult, the right supplies and techniques can ensure it’s done right. We’ll use simple steps that break down how to clean Sub-Zero refrigerator parts quickly and easily.
How to Clean Sub-Zero Refrigerator Interior
How do you clean the glass shelves on a Sub-Zero refrigerator? What about the interior walls and drawers? A gentle dish detergent, warm water and a clean cloth work best for interior components. Here’s how to clean inside a refrigerator:
- Mix a solution of warm water and mild dish detergent
- Dip cloth in solution and wipe down shelves
- Rinse with a clean cloth and dry completely
Tip: Alternatively, shelves can be removed by tilting them upward before pulling them out. Soak shelves in warm water and dish detergent before rinsing and drying completely. Re-insert shelves in slots and lower the front to lock in place.
- Wipe down empty drawers with a clean cloth dipped in warm water and dish detergent.
- Use baking soda paste for stubborn stains
- Dry drawers with a clean cloth
Tip: Drawers can be removed by opening fully and lifting upward to remove from slides. Wash with warm water and dish detergent before drying completely. Reinstall by aligning the drawer on the slides and pushing it back. Press down on the front of the drawer to secure on slides.
- Dip a clean cloth in warm water and mild dish detergent and wipe down walls. Avoid wetting the lights or control panel. You may need to replace Sub-Zero light bulbs if they become wet.
- Use a baking soda paste to treat tough stains
- Rinse walls with a clean cloth and warm water
- Dry completely
Cleaning Sub-Zero Refrigerator Exterior
Wondering how to clean Sub-Zero refrigerator custom door panels? They can be easily wiped down with a multipurpose household cleaner and clean cloth. To safely clean stainless steel refrigerator exteriors, a stainless steel cleaner can remove stains, while a polish can restore luster and shine.
Here’s how to clean outside of Sub-Zero refrigerator with stainless steel cleaner and polish:
- Apply stainless steel cleaner to a clean, microfiber cloth and rub in the direction of stainless steel grain.
- Dip a soft, lint-free cloth in stainless steel polish and apply to the exterior, rubbing in the direction of the grain.
- Gently wipe down stainless steel with a damp microfiber cloth.
Clean Your Sub-Zero Refrigerator Coils
Just as you need to change your refrigerator water filter regularly, Sub-Zero refrigerator coils also require consistent maintenance. These coils remove heat from the refrigerant, enabling the refrigerator to maintain its cool temperature. Every 6-12 months, the coils should be cleaned to remove dust and debris that can keep them from working properly.
Here’s how to clean Sub-Zero refrigerator coils:
- Turn off your refrigerator: Power down your unit via the control panel and make sure to wear safety gloves.
- Access coils behind refrigerator grille: Most grilles are located above the refrigerator, while others are at the bottom. Many grilles are lifted out and upward to reach the coils, while others must be unscrewed. Refer to your user manual to access the coils on your model refrigerator.
- Vacuum coils: With a hose and soft bristle brush attachment, vacuum the coils vertically, in the direction of the condenser fins.
- Replace the grille: Refer to user manual instructions for your model grille.
Don Bacon Appliance Service also offers Sub-Zero maintenance plans that include coil cleanings and other important services.