Three Important Filters that Keep Your Refrigerator Healthy


A refrigerator is arguably the most important kitchen appliance, but its maintenance is often overlooked. Many are not aware of the simple steps to take in order to keep your refrigerator healthy and running at its optimum performance. Refrigerator maintenance begins with one word: filters. Refrigerator filters protect against harmful contaminants, bad odors and more. To keep your refrigerator healthy, there are 3 filters you should keep your eye on.

Refrigerator water filters reduce waterborne contaminants, providing a clean and healthy source of water for your family. If you have not changed your refrigerator water filter in the last six months, chances are it is time for it to be replaced. In many refrigerators, a filter indicator light will signal when it is time to change your filter. Simply follow the manufacturer’s directions on removing and replacing the filter, which can often be done in just a few minutes.

After the filter is changed, don’t forget to reset the filter button. Check your refrigerator model to see which refrigerator water filters are compatible for your brand and browse through our assortment of refrigerator water filters to keep a replacement on hand.

Refrigerator Odor Air FilterRefrigerator Air Filters are a key component for neutralizing odors and ensuring a fresh stream of air into your refrigerator. Like water filters, your refrigerator air filter should be changed every 6 months depending on usage. Always check your owner’s manual for changing your refrigerator air filter which varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Universal Refrigerator Air FilterIf you do not currently use the Refrigerator Fresh Flow Refrigerator Air Filter, then you are missing out on a great way to take preventative action against odors and bacteria. Certified for use with many major brand refrigerators, the Fresh Flow filter will also keep your food fresher for a longer period of time. It is recommended you change the Fresh Flow air filter every six months for peak performance.

Also consider the Whirlpool Refrigerator Deodorizer and Freezer Deodorizer for odor protection and other great benefits. Remember to clean your refrigerator regularly to further minimize bacteria and to keep the food inside safe. While cleaning out your refrigerator, be sure it’s temperature is set between 35 and 38 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything higher and foods will begin to spoil.  If you are not sure how to check the temperature, refer to your owner’s manual. Properly sanitize your refrigerator by thoroughly wiping all surfaces on a regular basis, including any spills as they occur.