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What are ways an ice maker can become dirty?

Most people believe that because ice makers are naturally cold, since they make ice, they cannot have bacteria or germs grow in them. It is a misconception many people have about the science of how bacteria and germs can grow.

Now that you realize this, it is essential you are aware of what makes an ice maker dirty and what to try to avoid so your ice maker may stay clean.

Here’s a list of what can cause your ice maker to get dirty, leading to bacteria, then causing people to become sick or ill:

  • Dirty hands
  • Not changing the water frequently enough
  • Not removing the older ice
  • Not cleaning the insides of the machine
  • Dirty water can also freeze up and then become ice that people are using


Another common issue, although it is easily avoidable, is how dusty your portable appliance can get