Congratulations on the purchase of your new Sub Zero stainless steel refrigerator. With proper care and regular maintenance, your refrigerator will cool your food efficiently and reliably for many years. An important aspect of your refrigerator's regular maintenance is the cleaning of the refrigerator's interior and exterior, as well as the condenser. Follow the tips below to successfully clean your refrigerator. 


Use cleaning polish to keep the stainless steel exterior of your refrigerator shiny and fingerprint free. When applying cleaning polish to your refrigerator's exterior, it's important to use a gentle, non-abrasive cleaning rag. Use of abrasive cleaners or cleaning wipes, such as metal or plastic scouring pads, can result in scratches and deterioration of your refrigerator's exterior finish. 

If you don't have access to cleaning polish, use a mild detergent mixed with warm water. Wipe away stains and fingerprints with a damp sponge. To polish the surface of the refrigerator, wipe down the exterior with a damp microfiber cloth, and then buff the finish with a polishing chamois. Repeat this process until the refrigerator shines to your satisfaction.


The glass shelves of your refrigerator can be removed and are dishwasher safe. To clean all parts left inside the refrigerator, use a mild detergent and warm water. Scrub down any tough to remove smudges with baking soda applied to a damp sponge, then wipe away the smudges with warm water and mild detergent. Do not use any acidic or corrosive cleaners like bleach or vinegar. 


The condenser is part of the refrigerator responsible for cooling and freezing the food inside the unit. Cleaning the condenser will ensure maximum airflow around the coils. This prevents the refrigerator from working harder than necessary to keep the food at the appropriate temperature. Failure to clean the condenser on a regular basis can impact the refrigerator's ability to do its job and can ultimately lead to a breakdown.

You can have your condenser professionally cleaned by the repair technician during your regularly scheduled Sub Zero refrigerator service, or you can clean it yourself. To clean the condenser, remove the grill and vacuum the condenser fins with a gentle vacuum brush attachment. Do not use a stiff-bristled brush on the fins, and do not rub hard on the fins, as this can cause them to bend. 

Proper cleaning of your refrigerator will help it refrigerator maintain optimal efficiency and keep the unit in good working condition. For more information about caring for your refrigerator, speak with the repair technician during your next Sub Zero refrigerator service visit.