I like this new blue micro mini ice cube maker. The ice cube tray is made out of 100% silicone so it will never look old or get spots of rust like my Moms old fashioned metal ice cube tray. I think the old fashioned ones were made out of aluminum, definately not high quality and not made to last.
This tray is made out of silicone and is really durable and made to last for many years. This tray makes 160 tiny ice cubes. I’ve always wondered why ice cubes were made so big. This size is more ideal for me and my grandchildren and toddlers.
I think this is the perfect size to put in child’s drink. And so much better to cool down a cup of hot tea. All I need is about six little ice cubes to put into my tea cup. My tea cup is dainty, so this size ice cube is perfect.
When my eight year old grandson and six year old granddaughter visits me, they also prefer the small ice cubes.
I have found that the smaller ice cubes freeze solid much quicker. I’ve checked my freezer and these ice cubes take less than two hours to completely freeze.
The ice cubes are easy to remove from their silicone ice cube tray. I just twist the silicone tray a little and they pop right out and into the bowl. There may be a couple of rows near the edge of thectry that don’t easily pop out, so what I do with these is center that part of the try over the container and turn the ice cube tray upside down and give a little push on the underside and the little cubes will just pop right out.
I like to keep a container full of these frozen tiny ice cubes in my freezer at all times. I keep them stored in a plastic container with a good fitting lid in my freezer.
Also when friends come over and I serve them sweet tea or fresh lemonade they love the tiny ice cubes floating in their drink. I’ve also put the smaller ice cubes in a glass of drinking water. Works out great. Larger ice cubes sometimes get in my mouth and I my teeth are sensitive to the cold and if I get a large ice cube in my mouth all my teeth get very painful. The small ice cubes are so much better for me.
I bought my grandchildren those 17 oz. soda bottle shaped thermos drinking containers and the large ice cubes are to big to put inside these, so the tiny ice cubes fit inside the opening just fine. So another good reason to have this size ice cube tray in your home.
I just wish they sold these in a two pack. Then I could have more little ice cubes ready to use at once. Just glad that they freeze so quickly. Makes it so easy to quickly freeze up a second set of these tiny ice cubes. Great product.
I purchased this product at a discounted price in return for my honest and unbiased review.