Has the ice coming from your refrigerator’s ice maker tasted a bit sour lately? If your answer is yes, we have a few easy solutions that can protect your taste buds and save you from calling your local appliance repair company.
Change The Water Filter
When your appliance has a dirty water filter, it can definitely effect the taste of your ice cubes. It’s highly recommended that you change the filter at least every 6 months. If the water filtration system on your fridge gets used quite frequently, you may need to replace the filter more often. Be sure to check your appliance’s manual and follow the directions provided.
Incorrectly Stored Food
The food and the way it’s stored in your freezer has an effect on the taste of your ice. When you place food in your appliance that is inadequately sealed the gases expelled from the item will be absorbed by your ice. To eliminate this problem, be sure to rid your freezer of expired food and if necessary, you may want to double wrap food that has flimsy packaging. Adding a deodorizer, such as baking soda to your freezer can also help eradicate the issue. Also, be sure you store all food in the fresh food section in an air tight container as well.
Spills and Mildew
Giving your freezer a thorough cleaning is an excellent idea for multiple reasons. In this case, doing so can rid your ice of that unappetizing aftertaste. The first step to a sparkling clean freezer is removing all the food inside of it. Next, you can use a simple mixture of water and vinegar to clear away spills and mildew. Once the surface is clean, you can annihilate any left over smells by wiping the freezer down with a tablespoon of baking soda dissolved in a quart of water. Before putting your food back into the appliance, make sure you properly dry the surface.
Old Ice Cubes
The longer ice cubes go unused in your freezer, the more likely it is for them to absorb the gases released from the surrounding food, especially when there is spoiled food present. Using the ice more often or emptying out the older cubes can ensure you don’t end up adding badly flavored ice to your drink.
If you’ve taken all the proper steps, but you’re still dealing with unpleasant tasting ice, please contact us today and we’ll help diagnose and solve the issue at hand.