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How to Store Ice Cubes from an Ice Machine

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Keep your ice cubes fresh with this advice!

As summer is coming around the bend and temperatures are rising back up into the 80s, it’s time to break out the cold drinks and ice cubes. If you love dropping ice cubes into your beverages or need a lot of ice for refrigerating drinks or serving guests, then a portable ice maker is a great tool. What happens if you have ice left over? Here’s how to store ice cubes left over from your ice machine.

Tips to Store Ice Cubes

If you have leftover ice cubes in your freestanding or countertop ice maker, they will probably only last between a few hours and a few days. These machines are well insulated, but they work just as well as a cooler to preserve your ice. 

The best way to store ice cubes is to dump them into a clean, closed container and put them in the freezer. If you are worried about ice cubes sticking together or to the plastic container, you can line the container with paper, like from a brown paper bag. The paper will help absorb excess moisture.

Another option is to store your ice cubes straight in a brown paper bag in the freezer. The ice will not pick up bits of paper. Try any of these options for yourself!

Tips to Store Your Portable Ice Maker

What about the portable ice maker itself? Please keep it in great condition by storing it in a cool, dry place. Do not store it in a non-temperature-controlled area, as cold and hot temperatures can damage its parts, especially if the machine contains any remaining water drops.

Deep-clean your ice maker before using it again in the spring or summer, even if you cleaned it before putting it away (as you should.) Clean the machine after every use. Regular sanitation will prevent bacteria growth, which is so easy to occur where water is.

Enjoy Your Fresh Ice Cubes!

Your leftover ice cubes should remain fresh for a time, but it is best to use them up as soon as possible. If you can’t find a way to consume them all, feed them to your plants and put them in a bird bath if you have one.

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