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LOOK TO YOUR REFRIGERATOR, DANGERS
MAY LURK IN ICE BOX CORNERS
BY CAROLINE COE
Mrs. Housewife, in just what con
dition do you find the refrigerator
you are using thisseason?
Three things must be fcumd in a
perfect refrigerator plant, and these
must reach farther than the ice chest,
the plant must be sanitary efficient
.First, one must see that the box
isoproperly placed, preferably in a
light, airy place, and that the drain
pipe is properly connected. Many
builders do not give this any consid
eration, and many housewives do not
seem to care where the pipe leads or
into what it drains, only that it
"goes" somewhere and thus does
away with the "pan under the ice
box." Par better a pan that runs
over.periodically than a drip pipe con
nected with foul drain or sewer that
will flood the box with sewer gas and
poisons its contents.
If the box is wood give it an "air
bath" inside and out. Open all doors
and dry every part before cleaning,
then give it a thorough scrubbing
with hot water, soap and borax. Re
move shelves and allow box to cool
and dry before using.
If the shelves are wood care must
be exercised, for in these damp, water
soaked shelves lurk bacteria." These
invisible foes are difficult to destroy
and it is only by constant vigilance
you combat them.
Wooden shelves absorb odors, and
once they become impregnated with
these it is almost impossible to get '
rid of them. If one must use wooddn
shelves give them an air and heat
bath at least every week. Remove
shelves and set at once in boiling
water, keep at boiling point 30 min
utes, set in hot oven for an hour and
then rub all over with a solution of
formaldehyde, wipe dry and put In
sun for several Ijours.
. Metal. shelves with heavy coating
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Mrs. Caroline Coe. who tells you
how to keep the ice box in order.
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