I have been using this product for over 6 years. It works and is recommended by Kitchen Aid the manufacturer of the ice maker. I use it first, following the directions on the bottle and follow by removing and cleaning easily removable plastic parts and wash with liquid dishwashing soap and hot water. This process seems to keep the ice clear and smell free. Ice makers get pretty nasty with mold if they are not regularly cleaned.
Pros: recomended by ice maker manufacturer
Cons: have to order by mail and not available at locally
My under counter ice machine needed cleaning and I had tried before with CLR. That is a good product but not for ice makers. The cleaner that I ordered from Home Depot worked well and seems to have cleaned most of the buildup and calcium deposits. I cleaned the evaporator coils at the same time and the machine is working fine.
This is probably as good as any ice-maker cleaner on the market - there are not many to compare it. The only negative about this product is that it is not available in our local Home Depots - had to order.......
My ice machine showed a light indicating it needed cleaning. I shopped around, not even the store (not HD) where I bought the appliance sold the cleaner. Was happy to find it here. Price was the lowest I found including shipping though it is a bit high for what it is, but when you need it you need it. The instructions say if any cleaner remains after a clean cycle to rinse again without cleaner. Problem is, the cleaner is a very light yellow and it's nearly impossible to tell if any remains after being diluted with water in the machine. Some food safe dye, such as blue would make this much easier to tell.
Shopping online at Home Depot is a very convenient way to get what you need without going out to the store, especially when the shipping is free.This ice maching cleaner is easy to use and very effective. I have been it twice a year over the last four years and have always been satisfied with the results. I use the cleaner on a fixed schedule twice a year even if the cleaning light does not come on.
I was pleased to be able to order this online as this size is not available anywhere in this area. I have a small ice machine and just need to clean it about every 5 months, therefore I don't need a case of cleaner. It was easy to use and did a great job of cleaning my ice maker.
I was very pleased with the exceptional help I received at my local Home Depot store. I went in looking for this product and they did not carry it in the store but they promptly ordered it online for me and had it shipped to my house! Thank you Home Depot of Tuscaloosa,Al.