How to Clean a Black High Gloss Refrigerator

Written by cynthia measom
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A refrigerator sporting a black, high-gloss finish requires different care than a refrigerator with a non-glossy finish. While a black finish can lend a modern, elegant feel to your kitchen, it must be kept pristine in order to make the most effective visual impact. While fingerprints and smudges will make their marks on a glossy black refrigerator, you can combat them with the right cleaning approach.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Small container
  • Warm water
  • 5 or 6 drops of mild liquid soap
  • Clean, soft cloths (as many as needed)

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  1. 1

    Fill a small container with warm water. Warm water will help break up existing stains, such as food residue, more easily than cold water.

  2. 2

    Add 5 or 6 drops of mild liquid soap to the warm water. Agitate the water with your fingers to create suds.

  3. 3

    Dip a clean, soft cloth in the water until it is saturated. Squeeze gently to remove excess liquid.

  4. 4

    Wipe the refrigerator's high-gloss surface lightly with the damp, soapy cloth to remove any fingerprints, smudges or food residue.

  5. 5

    Dry and polish the finish to a shine with another clean, dry soft cloth.

Tips and warnings

  • Use kitchen appliance wax as an alternative to the mild liquid soap and water.
  • Never use any type of abrasive cleaners, including those with bleach, or cleaning tools on your refrigerator's high gloss finish because it can cause scratching or damage to the finish.
  • Always use clean, unsoiled cloths when cleaning your refrigerator to avoid leaving a residue that may harm the finish.

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