Clean the refrigerator seal: for hygiene and energy savings

If you keep an eye on your refrigerator seals, you will quickly notice that some dirt will settle here over time. Mold can even form if the area is permanently damp and possibly still provided with a good "nutrient layer". For reasons of hygiene alone, it is worth cleaning the seals regularly. You also save money on energy.

This is why clean refrigerator seals are so important

Only well-cleaned refrigerator seals really do their job: They close absolutely tightly. As soon as dirt accumulates on the surface, leaks occur and the device needs more electricity to maintain its temperature.

At the same time, condensation usually occurs, especially in the sealing area. The moisture in turn attracts the mold and this creates a vicious circle that can only be broken through cleaning and care.

How can I clean my refrigerator seals?

The good news is that cleaning the refrigerator seals is very easy and can be done in a very short time. You don't need expensive funds for this either, proceed as follows:

  • Wipe the seals with warm water and washing-up liquid.
  • If there is a risk of lime and mold, cleaning with vinegar water will help.
  • Treat the depths too, that's where most of the dirt sits.
  • Use a soft cloth, never a scratchy sponge.
  • Treatment with glycerine from the pharmacy helps against premature aging.
  • Talc is also suitable for maintaining refrigerator seals.

You should clean your refrigerator seals about once a month. Treatment with glycerine and talc is recommended if necessary, it is not necessarily due after four weeks.

If you actually do the regular cleaning, you will find that your refrigerator closes well permanently and does not lose energy through the seals. The short, recurring work assignment is worthwhile for this!

Tips & Tricks If your refrigerator seals are gradually becoming porous, they should be replaced quickly. Unfortunately, once the material is defective, cleaning and maintenance will no longer help.