Madame Chasse-Taches: from the fridge… to the fridge

Madame Chasse-Taches: from the fridge... to the fridge


As early as 1856, Charles Tellier, known as the Father of Cold, invented various cabinets to keep food cold. But it was in 1919 that the Frigidaire brand appeared and it was at the Dayton factory in the United States that the first refrigerator appeared. The popular brand then became a common name, in popular language, to designate this household appliance.

Simplified maintenance

Preserve the cleanliness of the vegetable drawers while eliminating the humidity level by covering the bottom with a few sheets of paper towel that you will have to change regularly.

To clean the inside of the refrigerator, use lukewarm water, as hot water can damage plastic or glass components. Add a handful of baking soda (3 tablespoons per liter of water) to the washing water or use soapy water (mild dish soap). Avoid all abrasive powders and all-purpose cleaners containing alcohol and ammonia. They could dry out and damage the interior lining.

After cleaning, wipe the shelves with a very dry cloth before storing pots and food again.

A sponge and soapy water clean the exterior surfaces of the refrigerator well. On the other hand, some stainless steel appliances may require more care. Many restaurateurs give a wipe with a cloth soaked in Perrier lemon water to remove fingerprints and to clean their appliances at the end of the day. So sparkling water with a few drops of lemon or lime juice is an excellent cleaner.

Use a toothbrush to thoroughly clean the gaskets and rubber gaskets that seal the refrigerator.

Eliminate stubborn odors

Baking soda or a few charcoal briquettes placed in the bottom of the refrigerator can get rid of a lingering odor. Slices of lemon placed in a small bowl of white vinegar stored at the bottom of the fridge will deodorize the appliance. A glass of milk, a glass of white vinegar or a few coffee beans also absorb odors from foods that smell too much.