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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

0 Ice Ball Tray Review

Info from the Company
FEATURES - 4 Sphere Ice Ball Tray. Ice Balls were originally invented by Japanese bartenders to maintain drink quality.
DESIGN - Perfect for parties, everyday use - you name it!
MATERIAL - Super Flexible Silicone for easy ice removal - BPA Free
USE - Use for Cocktails, Whiskey, Ice Coffee - You name it! Dishwasher and Freezer Safe

Ice Ball Tray from i2 Gear

This tray features a four ball silicone mold that makes 4 large ice balls. These ice balls melt slower than traditional ice cubes which makes them perfect for anyone who likes to savor their drink for a longer period without the watery mess. Try them in your whiskey, cocktails, ice coffee - just about any beverage you can imagine!

These molds are great for entertaining, parties or everyday use. If you prefer keeping a larger inventory of ice balls, you could buy multiple trays or simply run multiple freeze cycles storing the ice in the freezer until needed.

How does this work?
Here's a quick step by step:
-Place the mold in sink and fill mold with distilled water to the top rim. Tap water will work but could bubble and create a cloudy ice ball.
-Press down on the top mold and release any excess water between the top and bottom molds.
-Place mold on a flat surface in the freezer.
-Once frozen, remove the top mold and place on the counter upside down.
-Flip the bottom mold over the top mold and separate the edges until the ice releases into the top mold slots. Note: The mold should separate from the ice very easily.

How long should they last?:
The amount of time your ice ball will last depends on ambient temperature, but you can expect it to last from 1 to 2 drinks.

Package contains:
1x Silicone Four Ball Ice Tray

My take on it:
I was intrigued by the concept of sphere ice. I fully get the concept of it melting slower then regular ice cubes because of it's sphere shape and everything. I really was in it for the aesthetics. What a fun idea to have round ice cubes. 
I followed the super easy instructions. You line the top piece with the bottom piece. There is an indent that you line up to ensure that it is on securely. Then you pour water through the holes in the top of each one. The part that is a little tricky is to keep the two pieces of the mold together so that water doesn't flow between the 4 balls. 
Now put in the freezer and voila. You have round ice. I have been using this for about a week straight and the majority of the time, water does tend to find it's way down between the molds. I just break off the excess between the balls. My daughter loves it and she has taken over being in charge of refilling it. We use it for everyday use but it would also make an attractive accent in a punch bowl for a party. 

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Disclosure: Product received in exchange for unbiased review.


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