When was the last time you cleaned your
fridge? A fridge is the heart of the kitchen, we rely on it to store our food
and keep it at the desired temperature, and research shows that we don't clean
them nearly as often as we should. A neglected fridge is not just a sorry
sight, it can also house harmful dirt and bacteria you don’t want near your
food. Here’s a quick guide on effective, simple, fridge cleaning:
Take all food out of the fridge and remove
the shelves and drawers. It will make cleaning much easier and you won't
contaminate your food with cleaning products.
Clean all the surfaces, including all the
nooks and crannies, with a soft cloth using a mixture of warm water and
dishwashing liquid. Be sure not to clean plastic materials with detergents that
Clean the gutter and the discharge opening
for the water from the thawed frost deposits. A drinking straw is great for
Defrost the freezer compartment everytime
the frost build-up is more than 3-5 mm thick. Or, at the very least, before
your drawers are frozen shut. If you hate defrosting, our NoFrost
appliances make this annoyance a thing of the past.
Prevention is always better than the cure.
Make sure your fridge stays as clean as possible, wipe all spills as soon as they
appear and always throw away outdated food.
Cut aubergines and blanch them in boiling
water for 5 minutes. Blanching will soften the aubergines, making them tender
and succulent. Cook penne to your desired consistency and slice chillies into
thin strips, discarding the seeds if you want to reduce heat. Peel and finely
slice garlic cloves. Heat a pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Fry the
aubergines and garlic and season before adding the chillies and chopped plum
tomatoes. Finally add cooked penne and fry for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Garnish with basil and grated mozzarella for an authentic Italian touch.
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