Customer Support / FAQ

Tips for Perfect Ice

For most people, IMC simply works. But, every freezer – and all water – is different. Here are some tips for the most perfect ice. Try them in order.

  • IMC is designed with the maximum ease of use for the most people in mind. It works best with plain tap water – not filtered, not reverse-osmosis. Mineral content is important to the freezing process.

  • Use the hottest tap water you can get. (Never boiling water).

  • Make sure there is no air blowing directly on or over the tray. Your freezer may not be blowing when you open it, so look for the air vents, and place the IMC unit away from them. If that isn’t possible, divert the vent with an item in the freezer! Sometimes the air vents are hard to see because they blow down from the ‘roof’ of the freezer - often true in top freezers.

  • Set your freezer to be around 0 deg f. This is usually 1/2-3/4 of the way towards the cold end of the settings if there is no degree-based temp setting. If the freezer is set colder than this, some freezers will blow air constantly and disturb the formation of the temperature gradient which is critical to formation of clear ice.

  • After you fill the base with water, make sure there are no trapped air bubbles stuck to the inside of the base, or inside the trays. All water is not the same. Some water is more prone to having bubbles of air stick to the sides. Just do a quick wipe with a clean hand.

  • Lastly, if you are still experiencing issues – especially with tiny bubbles, try 1/4-1/2 spring water (the cheap kind in the 2-gal jug). Don’t buy purified water, or RO water. It is important that there is enough mineral content in the water to allow nucleation in the bottom of the base and ‘pull’ the cloudy water away.

Cleaning IMC

  • Use mild dish soap and warm tap water. Never put any part of the IMC set in a dishwasher.

Cost of International Shipping

  • It costs me $50-$100 to ship a single unit overseas. It is totally crazy, but I have no control over it. Unless you do huge volume like the giant online retailers, this is the cheapest shipping possible.

Support & Return Policy

  • We think you will love IMC. If for any reason you have trouble, I, Joe Myers am available to offer you help directly. Please email me at info @ icemadeclear.com. As a small operation, we can accept returns only in cases of damage from shipping or manufacturing defect.