Cleaning utensils: rosemary 'tea' (they say it's a desinfectans), lemon juice, rag made out of old towel, baking soda, old toothbrush and a small fork to get in the little corners
So you can see what I used for cleaning. I didn't use much water. The water I used is gone through the sink (sorry, could have used it to water plants). Some of the food that was in the fridge I ate because it couldn't stay there very long anymore.
"Also, just as you want men to do to you, do the same way to them" (Luke 6:31)
Definitely needed a deep cleaning. As you can see from the before picture below, there are spills, stains, grime in the grooves, just generally subpar. So I disassembled the entire fridge. Like reverse Jenga I took out every drawer, shelf, and bracket and moved them to a secure location (my bathtub, which I had just disinfected.) There I bathed the shelves in the sudsy warmth of hot water and dish soap. I used a knife to scrape things away and a Q-tip to clear out the grooves. I rinsed each part then hand dried with a towel after spritzing each with white vinegar. Squeaky clean. I also liberally used white vinegar on the fridge interior and wiped it down with a soft rag.
The waste? Well, this is one of those times that I get why we're doing these. I feel that I fell short and I have things to learn. All of the wilted vegetables, salsas and the like went into my compost. Any jar I thought I could reuse got rinsed out and saved. Any plastic or glass that I thought was recyclable went into the recycling. However, there were things I just could not resolve. For example, someone left a bottle of blue cheese dressing. I detest that stuff. Fat and chemicals in a bottle. No way am I putting that in my compost. No way am I dumping fat down my drain to feed the grease blob. No way am I scattering that around to entice pests. So I pitched it. I just can't see another way. Pitching it bothers me, but so do all of the other options.
A lot of cleaning happening today so I knocked off a couple BBs. Here is my submission for the interior cleaning of a fridge.
There was no waste to get rid of. I try to not let things become "science projects" in there. I'm not always successful at that but right now all has been good. As for describing the cleaners used that would be a rag and cold water. The surface of this fridge wipes down very easy. It's a well designed unit that I'm sad to say is no longer made. I just sips electricity too. As I recall it was using .3 KWH a day the last time I put a killowatt meter on it!