An ice maker is an indispensable appliance in our daily lives, but prolonged use can lead to limescale, bacteria, and mold accumulation, potentially reducing its efficiency and lifespan. Regular cleaning is crucial to maintaining the hygiene of the ice maker, preventing these issues, and extending its usability. Here is a straightforward guide on how to clean your ice maker:
Why Clean Your Ice Maker?
Prolonged use of an ice maker can result in the buildup of limescale, bacteria, and mold. Limescale may impede the regular operation of the machine, while bacteria and mold pose potential health risks. Regular cleaning helps maintain the cleanliness of the machine, preventing these issues and extending the ice maker’s lifespan.
It is generally recommended to clean your ice maker every 3-6 months. If the ice maker is used frequently, consider shortening the cleaning intervals. Additionally, cleaning the machine if it has been unused for an extended period or when using it for the first time is advisable to ensure optimal performance.
- Ensure the ice maker is turned off and unplug it from the power source.
- Empty the water reservoir.
- Disassemble various parts, such as the ice basket and ice scoop.
b) Cleaning the Machine and Parts:
- Use a brush, cloth, and mild detergent to clean the machine’s interior and exterior.
- Rinse detached parts thoroughly under running water to ensure a complete clean.
- Wipe the machine’s surface with a clean, soft cloth and water.
c) Internal Cleaning:
- Prepare a mixture of vinegar or lemon juice with water and pour it into the water reservoir.
- Start the ice-making cycle to let the mixture circulate through the machine.
- Discard the ice produced during this process to ensure thorough cleaning.
Contacting Expert Support:
WEILI GLOBAL is one of China’s largest home appliance manufacturers, producing high-quality ice makers. Our product experts are committed to providing honest and reliable customer service worldwide. If you have questions about using or cleaning your ice maker, contact our professional team for support and advice. Keeping your ice maker clean ensures you can enjoy fresh and delicious ice whenever needed.