Refrigerator Drip Tray: How to Clean

Home appliances with motors tend to attract dust. This dust reduces airflow which isn’t good. Some refrigerators also have a refrigerator drip tray to catch nasty liquid waste. Make sure you clean it to keep the machine efficient, prevent bad odor, and avoid liquid staining the floor.

Cleaning these trays every 3 months is a great idea. It prevents the growth of mold and keeps the machine in good condition. So, vacuum dust away from the refrigerator. Also, empty and clean freezer coils and drip trays for the desired results.

You will need dishwashing soap, a scrub brush, and paper towels for deep cleaning. Do you have these items? Then let’s get started!


How to Clean the Refrigerator Drip Tray

Before you start cleaning drip trays, don’t forget to refer to the manufacturer’s guide. You will find specific instructions there for your refrigerator model.

Check out where the drip tray is in your refrigerator model. Most often, you’d need to access it from the back of the fridge.

Grab the machine on both sides and slide it out to expose the back. Now unplug the power wire from the outlet for safety purposes.

You may find the drip tray in the back of the freezer, near the compressor. So, grasp both sides of the pot. Then you can safely pull it out to remove it.

You may notice liquid collected in the pan. Drain it down the sink. Further, spray the surface with water. It’s better to scrub the pan surface with soap for thorough cleaning.

Do you have a non-abrasive brush? Then use it to scrub the pan. Do it in a circular motion to remove residue or debris.

Lastly, rinse the pan clean. Then pat the surface dry with kitchen paper. Also, reinstall it to the back of the refrigerator.