My older refrigerators had coils on the back or bottom of the refrigerator. This brush comes straight and would do a good job of getting to those coils.
However, my current GE refrigerator has its coils in a cylinder on the back. An access panel has to be removed to get to the coils. A vacuum cleaner does a good job of cleaning the coils facing you, but can't get to the back of the coils (there's not much clearance). Fortunately this brush can be bent into a curved shape, and is stiff enough to hold that shape while getting to the back of the coil. I would hardly call this ideal or easy, but it did work, and so far my internet searches have not turned up any better tool design for cleaning the back of coils like this.
I did find the rubber handle on this brush to be more comfortable than the wood handle I've had on some past brushes.
I will mention that my coils very definitely needed cleaning, so if you have ignored your coils for a while, it would be a good idea to check them out.
Designed like a giant pipe cleaner, this brush takes all (or most) of the work out of cleaning underneath the refrigerator. No need to move the refrigerator or try to maneuver the vacuum cleaner to reach under and around. The brush bends so you can comfortably kneel and angle the handle. The bristles tends to attract dust and dirt and easily pulls it out from under the refrigerator. I've also used this to clean out from underneath the washing machine and dryer - it might not matter to those units' performance like with a refrigerator, but its easy enough to do.
I recently read again how cleaning your refrigerator/freezer coils can extend the life of the unit considerably, then happened to see this brush, so I thought it would help with the task as well as serve as a reminder. I'm sure glad I did. As I got started, it was immediately clear how helpful this brush was going to be. It is long and skinny to push between the coils, and skinniest at the end for tighter places. I was amazed at how well it worked, and wondered what I would be using if I didn't have it. When I had finished, I just hosed it off outside. It's just plastic bristles with a wire core, so I don't know how long it will last, but it held up well for this first time.
Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight
Many Refrigerators designs are near impossible to clean
August 14, 2015
Verified Purchase & Recommended Product
I cleaned 3 refrigerators, using this brush. The Kitchen-Aid coils were near impossible, no fault of this brush. This brush can be bent and I managed to get some outer edges of the coils in a few places. I had to reverse a shop vacuum and blow out the coils, making a real mess.
But with the Frigidaire this brush would fit between the coils and pull out balls of dust. I had to frequently vacuum the brush because the dust would stick to the brush rather than the coils, which is what one wants the brush to do.
I also cleaned an European made "LIEBHERR" with coils on the back and this brush worked well.
I guess you really have to clean the radiator during...
February 13, 2018
I guess you really have to clean the radiator during the off season.... the brush gets in the crevasses just fine... but the quality of the brissels is very poor... I was only able to get to the 4th radiator before the brissels got all mangeled. Wish it was made of bore brissels