Properly filtered water is the key ingredient to serving healthy, tasty ice. In fact, ice should not have any taste at all. Ice made with unfiltered water can taste bitter or chlorine-like, depending on the water quality. To ensure you and your customers are getting the best ice possible, placing a water filter on the ice maker’s supply line is a critical step to take.
A water filter will extend the life of your ice machine by decreasing calcium and lime deposits, as well as slime build-up on a machine’s interior. Slime and lime build-up are the key contributors to foul tasting ice and machine failure. The water filters should be changed every six months to assure proper water filtration.