Do you have an ice maker at home? I have one as well that I use very often during the summer. I love making lemonade which requires a lot of ice cubes. It’s way easier to use an ice maker in comparison to making ice cubes in your freezer. But, of course, just like any other appliance in your home, you need to regularly clean the ice maker so the ice doesn’t get dirty and packed with dangerous bacteria.
How To Easily Clean Your Ice Maker?
First thing you need to do in order to clean your ice maker is to remove all of the ice before you start. I like to turn the machine off and wait for the ice to completely melt since it’s way easier than individually removing the ice.
Then I turn the machine on again and press the clean button – every ice maker has one. When you press this button, the water will be drained into the garbage disposal unit. Before I continue with the cleaning, I always wait for the water to refill completely.
Next, I unplug the appliance once again, and then it’s time to start the actual cleaning. I use vinegar – and I dilute it with water. Then I take the machine apart by removing all removable parts and then soak them in the vinegar mixture. I also like to scrub them with a sponge because of that way the limescale and all the build-up can be removed easily. Once I am done with the removable parts, I rinse them and then dry them with a cloth.
Then I assemble everything and focus on the exterior of the machine. I like to clean it with warm soapy water. I just fill a bowl with warm water then add a few drops of liquid soap, mix well then sip a cloth in the solution. I wipe the ice maker with it then I continue with rinsing. And just like that, my ice maker is spotless and ready to be used again.