Removing Refrigerator Rust

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To remove refrigerator rust, remove all the food from the refrigerator, wipe away rust with a wet sponge, and scrub the rusty areas with rust remover or a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. Keep rust from forming inside the refrigerator by keeping an... View Video Transcript

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Rachel Yatuzis

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to show you how to remove refrigerator rust. There's several different places that your refrigerator can get rust; if you have a stainless steel refrigerator that may not be made of the best quality metals even though it says stainless steel, I've seen stainless steel appliances with rust on the outside. The more common place would be on the inside. A lot of the older refrigerators have metal shelves or the condensation may cause something that was metal in the refrigerator to rust and they'll be rust-streaks down the sides of the refrigerator. If this is a problem, you do want to get rid of the rusting sitting in your refrigerator 'cause rust and food just don't mix obviously. So you want to take everything out of your refrigerator first. And it seems like a grueling job but it's really not that big of a deal. And once you've done it, you won't have to do it again for a very long time so it will be so worth it. Once you get down to just the shelves and the barrier inside of the refrigerator, get a sponge and get some, you know, a soapy sponge like this and try to wipe away the rust. You may have to try using some Bar Keepers Friend and you know, sprinkle or dusting that in there and really scrub it. Baking soda and vinegar is really good. It makes a paste; it's really abrasive and works well for removing stains off a lot any type of surfaces and whatever you do, you just want to make sure that you rinse really, really well. So to prevent that, you want to keep some baking soda in your refrigerator in a box, it'll keep the moisture level down and the odors down and if you need to use steel wool; you know, whatever, whatever works, you're just going to have to try a few different things. But, I'm Rachel Yatuzis and that is how you remove rust from the refrigerator.