Making Round Ice Cubes: Round 3

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My quest for round ice “cubes” continues!

First of all, I will state the obvious. “Cubes” is the wrong word to use when it comes to a spherical-shaped objects, but you know what I mean when I say “round ice cubes.” Enough with the semantics of the situation. I find round ice cubes interesting, as I’ve mentioned on this site before in the previous posts A Geeky Spin Chilling a Cocktail - Round Ice Cubes and Round Ice Cubes: The Sequel

This past week I found the best solution I’ve come across so far in the Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds I bought at Sur la Table.

The Tovolo round ice cube maker, like the previous trays I’ve used, has 2 pieces, a top half and a bottom half that are pressed together to make the round mold. The difference in the Tovolo version is that it has a silicone top half and a plastic bottom half where all the previous versions I’ve used had 2 hard pieces of plastic. This may not sound like a big deal unless you’ve tried to get round ice cubes out of the all plastic kind. Nearly every time I would end up with one half of the cube suctioned into place. It made the process of making them really difficult. The silicone really solves this issue. I’ve had no issues of removing the ice at all. Be sure to check out Sur la Table’s video on YouTube about them too.

If you are an Amazonian, you can also get the same sphere ice molds from Amazon.com. Cheers!

Comments on this post.

Nice Ice Balls!

By Monika K on Jan 30 2013

you would need more round ice, err, circle things, than actual cubes. Spatial efficiency people.

By Mobile computer technician on Feb 12 2013

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