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Old 07-30-2011, 02:21 AM   #1
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I keep a glass full of ice cubes with some water at my bedside. In the middle of the night, when all the cubes are melted, the water does not taste right as if some bacteria is in it. Recently I came down with diarrhea and am thinking the ice cubes are the cause. I have stopped using the ice cubes and the diarrhea is going away.
What can I do to improve the Ice cube taste?

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Filter your water

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Hello,
I keep a glass full of ice cubes with some water at my bedside. In the middle of the night, when all the cubes are melted, the water does not taste right as if some bacteria is in it. Recently I came down with diarrhea and am thinking the ice cubes are the cause. I have stopped using the ice cubes and the diarrhea is going away.
What can I do to improve the Ice cube taste?
Diarrhea and the ice cubes have nothing in common unless you are living outside of the first world or use unfiltered and untreated water.

As for taste:
1. Filter your water
2. As soon as your cubes freeze empty them out of their trays (or the ice maker) and seal them up in airtight bags or containers. (Freezers have lots of odors and ice is notorious for adsorbing them.)
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possibly time for a new filter in the refrig as well
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Leah,
You may have the answer about ice absorbing odors. I do not get the musty taste from the refridgerators water dispenser even when the water sits untouched for 8 hours.. So I will try two things before adding a filter. I will dump out all cubes and place a box or two of sodium bicarbonate in the freezer.
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Leah,
You may have the answer about ice absorbing odors. I do not get the musty taste from the refridgerators water dispenser even when the water sits untouched for 8 hours.. So I will try two things before adding a filter. I will dump out all cubes and place a box or two of sodium bicarbonate in the freezer.
Ice is more adsorbent of odors than water. If you are talking about a pitcher in your fridge. Way more surface area in ice is exposed, especially with an ice maker. Also the crystalline structure of ice vs liquid water inherently adsorbs more odors.

Also, if you are talking about water in your dispenser it's not really ever 'in' your fridge.

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