Vinegar and lemon juice are two natural, eco-friendly cleaners that can be used to clean an ice maker. These substances effectively clean ice makers without leaving behind residue and chemicals that can be harmful to health.
Vinegar and lemon juice are both acidic, so they easily clean away mineral deposits that may collect on an ice maker. Vinegar can clean all traces of mold from the machine, and it disinfects the machine as well, ensuring that all ice made is safe for consumption. The first batch of ice made after the ice machine is cleaned in vinegar may taste of vinegar, so it should be discarded.