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Cleaning Nicotine Stains from the Exterior of a Refrigerator

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Nicotine stains can get everywhere in a home where someone has smoked. This is a guide about cleaning nicotine stains from the exterior of a refrigerator.
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June 10, 2010

Can any one tell me how to remove nicotine stains from the exterior of a refrigerator/freezer? What products can I purchase for the job? Please.

By patricia rainford from England

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June 13, 20100 found this helpful
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Try magic erasers. I buy mine at Dollar General, they are very good at removing a lot of tough grime and stains. They remove my husbands "mechanic grease" from our ref door, so the nicotine should come off fairly easy. Good luck.

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June 13, 20100 found this helpful
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The best overall cleaning product I've found is purchased at Home Depot (maybe other places also). Sorry I cannot remember the whole name (I've run out so can't look at the gallon container) but it's a product made by Zep. It is a degreaser and is a purple liquid. It is very concentrated so I put maybe 3-4 tablespoons in a spray bottle and fill the rest with water.

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I have used this on my fridge to remove smoke stains and had wonderful results.
Just be sure to clean from the bottom up, no streaks that way. Although a gallon seems like a lot, if you dilute it, it will last a year or so and it cleans anything, inside and out. Good luck!

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October 22, 20110 found this helpful
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I use a paste of Softscrub and OxyClean. Mix it up in a bowl about 3:1 and let it sit while the OxyClean dissolves. I use one of those Micro Cleaning Cloths - seems to work best. Scrub it in, let it sit about half and hour or so, then wipe off and rinse. Voila!

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September 16, 2016

What is the best cleaner for cleaning the vinyl surfaces (white) on fridges? I need to remove smoke stains/yellowing.

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February 23, 20170 found this helpful

Smoke leaves an oily residue on everything and can be difficult to remove.

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You could start with just white vinegar or just use baking soda. Take a wet rag, pour some baking soda on it and start cleaning. This usually works and will clean the textured parts of a refrigerator very good.
If this does not work, then you may want to try 50/50 ammonia and water BUT your room has to be well ventilated when using ammonia.
I have also used a product called Soft Scrub that works on appliances.

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February 23, 20170 found this helpful

Nicotine is what stains.
Make a paste of baking soda and water and see how that works for you.

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