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Your Guide to Good Ice–No Zamboni Necessary


If your ice cubes are starting to smell like the Flyers' locker room, don't despair!  Before you drop your gloves, try these simple steps to better tasting, clearer ice:

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  • Use a water filter! Whether it's a pitcher filter, under-sink filter, or refrigerator filter, a fresh filter will reduce taste and odor problems. 

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  • Empty your ice bin! Ice cubes can pick up odors from the inside of the freezer and
    refrigerator–especially from open food containers. So dump that funky ice like a puck from the blue line!

 

  • For the clearest cubes, boil your filtered water before freezing it.

 

  • Don't have an ice maker? Try using a stainless steel ice cube tray like this one we found on Amazon.com. Your water will freeze faster and you won't get that weird plastic taste. 

 

 

So don't be a hoser! Light the lamp with top shelf ice to serve your family and guests. 

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FAQ: How Do I Find the Right Filter for My Fridge?


If you have access to your current filter, your filter part number should be printed on a label on your filter. Here's a common one:  Water-filter-refrigerator-ge-smartwater-mwfSee? It's an MWF

Other examples of filter Part Numbers:

 

Don't know your filter part number? It's easy to search for your filter with your Refrigerator Part Number.

Your refrigerator model number should be printed on a label inside your fridge:

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FAQ: Is Bottled Water Safer than Tap Water?


Not at all!

 According to a report commissioned by Switzerland-based World Wildlife Fund International, "bottled water may be no safer or healthier than tap water, while selling for up to 1,000 times the price." 

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The Government Accounting Office says that bottled water isn't any safer than tap water and could actually be more dangerous.  The Consumerist notes that "tap water is covered by the Safe Water Drinking Act, administered by the aggressive and powerful Environmental Protection Agency, while bottled water falls under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act overseen by the powerless anything-goes industry-lovers over at the Food and Drug Administration."

 

 

National Geographic notes that bottled water is a drain on the environment:  Bottled water money

  • The U.S. public goes through about 50 billion water bottles a year, and most of those plastic containers are not recycled.
  • Transporting the bottles and keeping them cold also burns fossil fuels, which give off greenhouse gases.

The plastic in water bottles may pose a health risk. According to the NRDC, "chemicals called phthalates, which are know to disrupt testosterone and other hormones, can leach into bottled water over time."

The Pacific Institute estimates that producing the plastic in water bottles requires more than 17 million barres of oil and produces more than 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide. 

Tap water

 

 

So why do some people still insist on choosing bottled water? The number one answer is simply "taste" according to surveys conducted by the IBWA. Yet a simple water filter installed in your refrigerator, faucet, water line, or water pitcher drastically reduces the chorine and impurities that can give tap water an unpleasant taste.

 

 

 

Aren't you ready to give up the bottled water habit? 

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