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Technician Films Eye-Opening Video Showing Just How Dirty Restaurant Ice Machines Actually Are

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After the past few years, those of us who remain traumatized by the pandemic might start becoming wholly aware of germs and how they spread.

One of the most horrifying ways you might be distressed to learn is actually the ice machines in a fast food restaurant. You know—the ones that sit in the middle of the soda fountain, luring you in with the promise of cooling your beverage.

Do not fall for their siren call, friend.

See ahead.

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BLECH.

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An HVACR (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) worker exposed the amount of filth restaurants often allow their ice machines to simply exist in.

"A lot of times people go to a restaurant and get sick, and they think it's food poisoning. Let me tell you—there's a chance it was their ice that got you sick."

People were appalled.

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The amount of microbes floating around in this scummy, disgusting water is absolutely unacceptable.

Some of them can even spread E. coli and coliform.

In fact, E. coli was found in 30% of samples taken from 88 establishments in the UK.

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The restaurant stays unidentified in the video, but the original poster implies this type of treatment is also common in restaurants across the United States.

"That water is what's making you sick. You can't tell me this water hasn't given people the runs. It's so, so dirty."

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Our original poster has a channel full of videos of the most disgusting ice machines he has ever come across.

He strongly advises, in each video, that you order your restaurant beverage without any ice.