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Fridge cleaning guide

Cleaning. Maintenance. Repair.

Even in the fridge, some things end up where they shouldn’t… so the interior of the fridge should be regularly cleaned. Because despite the low temperatures, micro-organisms can still proliferate. We’ll tell you what to watch out for and how to prevent unpleasant odours in your fridge.


Remove all groceries, switch off the appliance and pull out the mains plug. Remove any dust and defrost the appliance.


Clean removable parts with warm water and washing up liquid. Wipe the interior of your appliance with warm water and washing up liquid.


Clean the exterior with a soft, clean cloth - never use stainless steel cleaner on SmartSteel.

Unpleasant odours in the fridge?

Have you experienced this problem? Do unpleasant odours build up in your fridge despite your best efforts to be hygienic? There are a few simple steps you can take to prevent unpleasant odours from occurring in the first place and to eliminate those that already exist.

The FreshAir activated charcoal filter cleans the circulating air and quickly absorbs unpleasant odours. It is easy to replace and ensures optimum air quality. The reminder function notifies you as soon as the filter needs to be replaced.

Tips on how to get rid of unpleasant odours

If you are met with an unpleasant odour when you open the fridge door or if your appliance even smells when it's closed, then action urgently needs to be taken. These two quick tips will help you to quickly get fresh air back into your kitchen:´

  • Place a bowl of coffee grounds in the fridge. In some cases this absorbs the unpleasant odour. Do not use concentrated cleaners.
  • Place an uncovered bowl containing a few teaspoons of baking powder or bicarbonate of soda (both are equally effective) in the fridge.

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