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Cleaning Instructions for Freezer Interior


  • What is the best way to clean the freezer interior?
  • Can I use anti-bacterial wipes to clean the freezer interior?
  • How to remove odors from the freezer interior?


To clean a Sub-Zero freezer:

  1. Turn the unit off at the control panel. Refer to the product Use and Care Guide for further information.
  2. Allow 4-6 hours for the freezer to defrost or allow components removed from freezer to warm to room temperature.
  3. Use a mild detergent, baking soda paste, and water with a soft cloth.
  4. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
  5. Turn unit on at the control panel to resume normal operation. 


  • Do not use vinegar, rubbing alcohol, or other alcohol-based cleaners on any interior surface.
  • Do not submerge or pour hot water over cold shelves or baskets.
  • Avoid getting water on lights and control display.
  • Anti-bacterial wipes are okay to use.
  • Wire shelves are not dishwasher safe.
  • Clean wire shelves with soap and water. Dry well before reinstallation.

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Refer to the product Use and Care Guide for further information.


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