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When was the last time you cleaned

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ThePhoenixRises · 08/06/2019 23:29

Under and behind the fridge/freezer?

I just looked under mine, with a torch, as part of my "find the ants mission"

Its going to take me a while to clean it all tomorrow Blush

Thats if I can even managed to pull it out from the tight gap it's squeezed in.

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Aroundtheworldin80moves · 09/06/2019 06:19

Whenever we move house, so every couple of years.
It's taller than me, so hard to move.
Smaller things like the dishwasher are moved for cleaning.

SherlockSays · 09/06/2019 06:30

When we moved in.. 4 years ago Confused

BertieBotts · 09/06/2019 06:38

When we moved in. It's too big/heavy to move unless we absolutely have to. When we moved it in our previous flat it ripped a hole in the floor which cost us €300 to replace when we moved out. No thanks.

PenelopeHolmes · 09/06/2019 06:39

Just poke one of those nylon feather dusters on a stick under it, and draw the filth forward to a hoover.
I move my fridge and clean under/ behind it twice a year- but only because we live in a break-in hot spot, so I put it over the back door in winter when we are not in and out of the garden all the time, as this is the preferred- method of entry for burglars. There are french windows for alternative emergency exit.

BiteyShark · 09/06/2019 06:58

I usually do it once or twice a year. It's a massive double American style one so takes two of us to drag it out enough for me to squeeze behind and clean.

The reason I do it is that fluff can build up on the vents at the back and my understanding is that it's that build up which can create a fire risk.

MinervaVause · 09/06/2019 07:32

Actually, I did it about 2 days ago Grin

Before that? Well, erm, I can’t remember. Maybe about 2 years ago.

whatswithtodaytoday · 09/06/2019 07:34

People do that?

Housewife2010 · 09/06/2019 07:38

This is why I always get a an inbuilt fridge and freezer. I always remember the grot that used to live behind my parents fridge freezer and down the sides of their oven. Inbuilt devices definitely cut down on cleaning.

CookPassBabtridge · 09/06/2019 08:08

When we move out... Smile

Coldhandscoldheart · 09/06/2019 08:10

@housewife, when we moved in here, we removed the inbuilt fridge & freezer & they were disgusting So I think the only difference is, because you can’t get to it, it removes the need. It doesn’t stop them being dirty iyswim. Not that I’ve cleaned behind our fridge since it went in six months/a year ago, and I’m not proposing to do it again.

DuchessofManchester · 09/06/2019 09:26

A couple of weeks ago... feeling quite the domestic goddess now! Although can't remember the time before that.

maddiemookins16mum · 09/06/2019 10:09

Feb 30th here too.

RezCowgirl · 09/06/2019 10:26

Twice a year at the autumn and spring clean.

rollingpine · 09/06/2019 10:30

I'm sorry, I don't understand the question...

happyhillock · 09/06/2019 10:32

About 3 years ago, might be another 3 before i move them again

InTheHeatofLisbon · 09/06/2019 10:32

In our old house I pulled it out once a month (it was on runners to avoid damaging the floor putting it in) and did it.

In the new house it's an integrated one so I can't.

Itsagrandoldteam · 09/06/2019 10:41

The fridge freezer in the kitchen is built in, so it's impossible to clean under or behind it.
The fridge freezer in the utility room is easy to move, so it gets cleaned under and behind 3 or 4 times a year.

We have been in our house since it was built, after about 9 years the built in fridge freezer broke and we had to get a new one. When the guys took the old one out I asked them to let me clean where it had been. There was hardly anything to clean up at all, not like when you get a new washing machine.

TahaniAlJamil · 09/06/2019 11:54

InterchangeableEmma in reality haven't cleaned under the fridge since moving in, in character of course I have people for things like that!

ThePhoenixRises · 09/06/2019 23:52

Never got round to doing it today, will attempt tomorrow but also need to find the duster on a stick, which could take a while.

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