How to Clean and Disinfect Ice Trays

Ice cube trays can become dirty from water spotting and general use. To clean off the water spots and disinfect them before reuse, try this easy method.

Steps

  1. Image titled Fill a large bowl with vinegar Step 1
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    Fill a large bowl with vinegar. The bowl needs to be large enough to fit the ice trays.
  2. Image titled Place the ice trays into the bowl Step 2
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    Place the ice trays into the bowl and push under the vinegar.
  3. Image titled Leave the ice tray there to soak for four to six hours Step 3
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    Leave the ice tray there to soak for four to six hours.
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    Remove and rinse. Rinse well using cold water.
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    Leave to air dry. Once dried, the ice tray is ready for reuse.

Tips

  • This is suitable for silicone and plastic trays.

Things You'll Need

  • Ice trays
  • Vinegar

Sources and Citations

  • L&K Designs, Vinegar, 1001 Practical Household Uses, p. 19, (2007), ISBN 978-1-84397-806-0 – research source

Article Info

Categories: Care and Use of Cooking Equipment | Kitchen Cleaning