A second potential cause of poor ice taste is that in your ice bin, you have stale ice cubes. It is likely that the old ice has accumulated odours from other products inside the refrigerator or freezer if you don’t use your ice maker that much. Food gases and odours can easily be transferred to water and ice, especially from food that is old and spoiled -Check This Out.
A third cause is always a more difficult problem to treat and can have more harmful effects on your health, and because of an unhealthy supply of water, your ice tastes bad. In certain cases, impurities of all kinds may be loaded down with city or well water. Ice cubes can have an unpleasant taste and odour due to minerals, salt and sulfur. This is obviously quite closely related to issue number one above and the solution lies in the same direction that keeps the water filter of your refrigerator changed at regular intervals. You will want to consider purchasing a master water filtration device that filters all the water coming into your household if you have more severe water problems. Also, consider buying an add on filtration package if your refrigerator has not come with a water filtration kit, and most of the older models have not. These unit additions are not terribly costly and can be bought online or from your nearest appliance repair parts supplier. A fourth source of poor tasting ice is that the water quality is compromised by hard water. Adding a water softening device to your home is the solution to this. Your unit can use too much salt if you have already done this and still have bad ice. Consult your owners’ manual in this instance and change the settings on the device as appropriate. The consistency of the water can also be impaired by hard water. With water test strips, you can test for water hardness; you will also need a water softening device. If you already have one in place, there might be too much salt being used. Consult the owner’s manual for your water softening device and change the settings as needed.