How to Fix a Fridge in 3 Ways with Sugru

The shelves and drawers in fridges and freezers can often be hard to replace, so when one of them breaks it might seem like your only option is to buy a whole new unit. 

With Sugru it's really easy (and quick) to fix these little problems, so you can make your fridge last longer which is great for your pocket and great for the environment.

Sugru is particularly effective for this task because: 

  • it is cold proof (resistant to -50 degrees celsius)

  • it sticks really well to the plastics and glass used in the fridge

  • it's strong and durable

You will need: 

  • 1 - 2 single use packs of Sugru (depending on the size of the damage!)

  • Your broken fridge part

  • Soapy water

  • Some toilet roll

Step 1: Prepare your working area

Whatever fix you're going to fix, no matter what area, make sure the surface is clean and dry first. Wipe it with that handy roll of tissue paper. 

Fix 1: Shelving Cracks

For  a crack on one of the shelves, place and press a sausage of Sugru onto the edge of the break. Smooth the surface by rolling your finger over the Sugru. Rub some soapy water over it to achieve a smooth finish.

When you have finished, leave the Sugru to cure at room temperature for 24 hours. 

Fix 2: Draw Cracks

For a cracked drawer, roll the Sugru into a sausage twice the length of the crack and spread it over both the front and back of the break. Press it down on all sides and then use soapy water to give it a smooth, shiny finish.
When you have finished, leave the Sugru to cure at room temperature for 24 hours and your fridge drawer/shelf is good to go! 

Fix 3: Missing Door Part

To replace a missing part in the door, push the Sugru deep into the crack. Take your time to sculpt the Sugru so that it matches up with the part you're replacing. Carefully smooth it with soapy water to give it a nice even finish.

Leave it to cure at *room temperature for 24 hours at room temperature, or at *fridge temperature for 48-60 hours (depending on thickness)


The fridge is just the beginning. Why not head over to this article to discover some of our other easy household fixes?