I figured out a decent way to clean the condenser
coils on my KitchenAide refrigerator
(refrigerators are one of the biggest users of
electricity in the house, and dust covered
condenser coils drastically reduce the efficiency
of the refrigerator).
The coils on this particular refrigerator are on
the underside of the refrigerator with only a
narrow slot in at the front to access them. My
canister vacuum cleaner attachment is too broad to
So, I used my air compressor and air nozzle on the
left side opening to "blast" the dust off the
coils while running the vacuum cleaner with an
open end on the pipe at the same time on the right
The air compressor cleaned the coils beautifully
while the vacuum cleaner running at the same time
sucked in almost all of the dust blown off by the
compressor. Without the vacuum running
concurrently, the kitchen would have been a cloud
of dust and dirt.
I should have thought of this years ago....