After cleaning the outside of my refrigerator, I place plastic wrap or "press 'n seal" over the entire top. Just replace as needed. Saves a lot of elbow grease.
Source: My mom back in the 50s.
By keeper60 from Blue Ridge Mts., NC
I don't think this is safe as your fridge needs to have room to breathe. That is why you don't have a fridge in an exact fit space, if you know what I mean. You need to have air around your fridge & I am not sure, but I would think it would make your fridge work harder thus shortening the life of your appliance.
The frig vents from the bottom, around the bottom, and a lot in the back. Covering the top will have nothing to do with it.
I place a large towel that covers the top, after I wash the thing. It can be washed and reused and I don't have to use plastic wrap that is not biodegradable.
c t, well you knocked the wind out of my sails. Sorry for not thinking green. Your towel idea makes good sense. Thanks.
I have done a similar thing. I have put newspaper on top of mine. When the top layer gets dusty, I remove it and then there is a clean layer. My fridge was tall, so no one could see the newspaper. Works for me!
I really do need to try something like this. May go for the cloth towel though.
I found a piece of carpet just the right size to put on the top of my fridge - it's far under the cabinet on top & miserable to clean. Now I never even know if it's dirty! But I do take it off & vacuum or shake it out now & then!
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