Are you dealing with nasty smells coming out of your ice maker? This is just one downfall of having a dirty ice maker. If you do not want to experience funky tasting ice cubes then you need to get to work and clean the ice maker itself.
Usually, they need to be cleaned twice a year. It’s definitely not a chore that you need to do often which is comforting since I myself do not like cleaning appliances. I find it annoying and way too time-consuming.
So what is the easiest way to clean an ice maker?
The first step you need to take is to unplug the refrigerator. And I promise you, the cleaning process won’t take that long, therefore, there is no need to worry about all of the groceries you have in your fridge. They will be fine.
Then continue with cleaning the ice cube bin. In some cases, it can be pulled out or you will have to lift it up before you remove it.
Once you do that, get rid of the ice. Take a look and see whether you can also remove the drip tray.
Keep one thing in mind: the plastic pieces need to be hand washed and you cannot throw them in the dishwasher. Be gentle, and use warm soapy water. If they are really dirty you can even use some baking soda to scrub them well. Once you clean them let them air dry completely.
The next step? Remove all of the frozen ice from the ice maker. Use warm water to do so. Then make a mixture of water and vinegar with which you are going to clean the exterior of the ice maker. I usually use a toothbrush to get in the parts that are hard to reach.
Another tip I have for you is to check the filter and see its condition. If it has become clogged then it will have a negative impact on the appliance as well as the taste of the ice.
Continue with assembling everything, plugging the fridge and turning the ice maker on so that you can try it out.
And just like that you deep cleaned your ice maker!