White Ice vs. Clear Ice: How Can I Make Clear Ice?

White ice vs. Clear iceHave you ever wondered why your ice at home is cloudy and the ice at restaurants is crystal clear? The short answer is that your home ice contains entrapped minerals and air that creates a cloudy appearance. However, much of the commercial ice you buy is made in a different way, which entraps air to keep your ice clear.

Commercial businesses (restaurants, etc.) have different ways of achieving this, but one thing is for certain: the more contaminants in your drinking water, the cloudier it will be. When you freeze ice at home, the outside freezes first, trapping any impurities inside where it interferes with the crystalline structure.  This is why the outside of ice cubes is usually clear, but the inside is cloudy.

So, how do you achieve clearer ice in your home? The best thing to do is to make sure your water is filtered. Filtering your water removes harmful impurities, resulting in a healthier choice for you and clearer ice for your home. It is also recommended to use a Reverse Osmosis (RO) system such as the Pentek RO System for best results. RO water systems remove most of all solids in your drinking water, making it pure to drink and your ice clearer. The fewer impurities in your water, the clearer it will be.

Achieving clear ice may be challenging, but it is not impossible. The most important thing to keep in mind is that it starts with water. The clearer your water is, the clearer the ice will be. Boiling your water before freezing will also help produce clearer ice. Browse through our selection of refrigerator water filters and RO systems today to see which one best suits your needs. You can have clearer ice in your home just in time for Christmas.

Happy Thanksgiving from Filtersfast.com to You

In 1621, the first Thanksgiving celebration took place in Plymouth Colony (present day Massachusetts). However, it would be more than 200 years later when President Abraham Lincoln designated the final Thursday in November as a national day of Thanksgiving. Congress would make Thanksgiving an official holiday in 1941. There are various Thanksgiving Day traditions that have evolved over the years. Some celebrate by attending a local Thanksgiving Day parade, some choose to crowd the TV and watch the annual football games, and of course, you can’t forget about the Thanksgiving feast as well. Turkey, cakes, various kinds of stuffing and more will be consumed.

No matter how great Thanksgiving traditions are however, it is important to remember what this holiday is all about. Thanksgiving is more than food, TV and parades. It is about being thankful. It is about showing gratitude for what you have in your life.

So what are you thankful for this year? Your answer may vary, but don’t let this day pass without giving thanks.  At Filtersfast.com, we are thankful for you, the loyal customers who make our job worth doing every day. So from the very bottom of our heart, we all say a heartfelt thank you. Have a Happy Thanksgiving, be safe and remember to be grateful on this day of thanks.

Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas

Not sure what to give as a stocking stuffer this year? No worries. Take a look at our fantastic stocking stuffer ideas-all affordably priced!


Vapur Anti Bottle Water Bottles







3M Command Products






Brita Pacifica Pitchers




Aquamira Products such as the water disinfection tablets, emergency water filter straw, personal filter and more.





Sawyer items such as tick pliers, bee sting venom extractor and a squeezable filter pouch.






KOR Water Bottles




Rainshow’r Crystal Ball Dechlorinator






French Scents Air Fresheners