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The Easy Way To Keep Your Portable Ice Maker Clean
Portable ice makers are useful for ice on the go, but they need to be cleaned regularly to prevent buildup. There's a way to avoid having to deep-clean them constantly.
All you need to do is drain the water from the machine every time you use it. You should also wipe down any damp parts and keep the environment around it as clean as possible.
Leaving standing water in the dark, dank inside of an ice maker creates the perfect environment for mold. Mold will make your ice taste nasty and can make you sick.
If you end up with mold inside your machine, clean it according to the manufacturer's instructions, which usually involves letting the parts sit in bleach or a sanitizing solution.