Don’t let funky ice cubes spoil your favorite summer drink

Jul 03, 2017
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Don’t let funky ice cubes spoil your favorite summer drink

by Kim

Ice cubes are an essential ingredient for those cool summertime beverages that slake your thirst and take the heat off.

So the last thing you want is for those little cool cubes of goodness to make you say “yuck” instead of “yum.”

If your fridge’s freezer is producing ice cubes that smell funny or taste bad, not to worry: There are a few simple fixes to rid your ice cubes of any funkiness.

1. Replace your filter.

Usually, you should change your water filter at least every six months, but consult your owner’s manual.

2. Chuck the cubes.

Your ice cubes may have become stale from being in the freezer too long. Ice cubes absorb the odors from the food around them, so if you don’t use your ice often, it’s a good idea to dump the ice bin once a month and start fresh. If you’re concerned about wasting the water in the cubes, you can always put them in your potted or outdoor plants in lieu of watering or use your old cubes to keep things cold in a cooler.

3. Seal it up.

You may have food in your freezer that isn’t properly sealed, which means the ice can be more easily absorbing odors. Be sure to seal all food in your freezer properly, which will also prevent freezer burn. (Watch for next month’s blog for more tips to prevent freezer burn.)

4. Is there fungus among us?

You might have some mildew or food spilled in your freezer. Clean out your freezer with a solution made of 1 tablespoon baking soda and one quart of water. We recommend that you clean out your refrigerator and freezer every couple months to make sure you’re throwing out all expired food items and cleaning up any food spills or other messes.

Still having issues?

If you try all these tips but are still having issues with your ice or discover a larger problem, don’t hesitate to contact Service Guard.

Pretty simple. But after all that work, you deserve a nice, cool drink with fresh ice. Bottoms up!

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