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The 60 Second Fix for Funky Tasting Ice Cubes

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We’ve all been there… go to get a big ole glass of ice and something just isn’t right….there’s a smell…a not-so-pleasant one….which you ignore…you pour your beverage of choice over the ice…..take a sip….and BLUCK YUCK UGH ~ it is one of funkiest things you’ve ever tasted.  That happened to me the other day… was not fun.

The last time this happened it was my water filter.  I knew it needed replaced.  I ignored the red light flashing at me….and I didn’t buy a replacement until….the moment when I could no longer even tolerate the nasty ice but this time was different.  I actually did the very responsible adult thing and had a new filter in place but there was still something not quite right.  I wasn’t quite sure what to do this time but I tried my go-to for just about anything…..vinegar….and it worked….so here’s my 60 second fix for funky tasting ice cubes.

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 1.  DUMP ICE ~ if you’re like me the thought of being without ice (like it’s some sort of God-given right or something) makes me a bit panicky ~ all of the sudden I’m all fidgety and needing everything I drink to be ‘iced’ but I dumped it all anyway.

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2.  Fill a spray bottle with STRAIGHT vinegar (as opposed to crooked?!?) and

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start spraying the entire bin inside and out with vinegar ~ every little nook, cranny, springy-like doo dad and surface.

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3. Let everything sit for about 60 seconds and then rinse, rinse, rinse with water and wipe dry. 

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4.  Place the ice bin back in the freezer and start your automatic ice maker working again.  In no time you’ll have fresh, delicious and non funkified ice again.

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Melissa French, The More With Less Mom

Monday 20th of April 2015

Funky ice is no fun. Thanks for posting. Hello from Project Inspired.

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Monday 20th of April 2015

[…] did ONE….yes, only ONE post (other than the features post ~ which was awesome!) about how to get rid of that yucky taste ice cubes sometimes have because…..well, my life really got in the way last week….I hate to say it got in the […]

sue roman

Friday 17th of April 2015

Love all these neat and easy to do tricks, to make my life easier. Thank You

Mary Beth

Saturday 18th of April 2015

Thank you, Sue!