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How to Clean a Cooler

Have mold in your cooler? Follow our cooler cleaner tips to learn how to clean, sanitize, and disinfect coolers whether it's a stained, smelly, or moldy cooler.

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    Pour 1/3 cup of Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach with CLOROMAX® into 1 gallon of water in a plastic bucket or container.

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    Apply bleach solution and a sponge on vertical surfaces. Heavily soiled surfaces may require additional scrubbing.

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    Wait 6 minutes for disinfecting.

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    Rinse thoroughly using a garden hose with a spray nozzle.