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Prepara Ice Balls, Lemon, Lime, Raspberry and Tangerine, Set of 4

by Prepara

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  • Set of four ice balls
  • Fill with mint leaves, lemon or lime segments, or juice for flavored ice
  • Perfect for pitchers, punch bowls and tumblers
  • Each measures 2-inch round; larger size means they will last longer
  • Bpa free, top rack dishwasher safe: small parts; not intended for small children
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.8 x 2.4 inches ; 1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003O47VP6
  • Item model number: PP03-IPO100
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,238 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Fill and freeze these 2-inch round orbs for a fun cube alternative. Pack them with mint leaves, basil, fruits and more. Or fill ice balls with juice, lemon or lime segments. Use them in pitchers, cocktails, punch bowls, and tumblers, the larger size means drinks stay cooler longer, ice balls won't melt as fast. Because of the silicone top seal, ice won't smell like leftover food in your refrigerator. Set them out for all to marvel. BPA free, top shelf dishwasher safe. Includes small pieces: not intended for use with children 3 years old or younger.

Customer Reviews

I'm considering buying another 4 to have them ready to go!
Lizzie
They cool drinks and last longer than our standard ice cubes--plus they look awesome.
Mr. Ralph
When the water expanded, it would fill up the empty area at the top.
Walter M. Coots

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

41 of 45 people found the following review helpful By C. Kort on June 7, 2011
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Some tips if you are going to buy this:
1) don't try any pry the ice out, you will destroy the product. Don't even try to open the ball once the water has frozen. Again, you will destroy the product. Instead run some water over it and try to slowly open it. You shouldn't need much force once a layer of water is between the ice and plastic
2) Don't expect perfectly round ice. Usually the ice pushes the mold open a little and looks a little morphed.
3) This is personal preference but I like clear ice. Boil distilled water wait for it to cool and use that in your mold. Before you boil the water though, rinse out the pot you are going to boil water in with the distilled water so there aren't any minerals left in the pot. Distilled water is only $1/gallon and sold at most grocery stores. Your ice still wont be completely clear but trust me, it will look a lot better. ENJOY
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Mary N. Bucklew on March 5, 2011
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These four individual ice molds make the best large ice balls for serious bourbon or single malt scotch drinkers. For making a globe or ice ball, fill the plastic globes with water, clip the lid shut, freeze for 6 hours and VOILA, the perfect size for a single "rocks" glass with minimal "melt." They are easy to fill and even easier to remove after they are frozen - ice ball pops right out! Product says it can also be used for other liquids. Make several and keep them frozen in a plastic bag in the freezer!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By TW on June 15, 2011
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I use these for my cocktails, and whilst I'm sure there is some benefit to the shape in terms of not all melting at once, I just really like the shape.
It does take a little practice to get the fill level correct so the container doesn't pop open as it freezes (no spilling if it does open up as the edges have already frozen). Not a big deal, but if you overfill you won't get very round ice balls (they'll have a tire in the middle!).
Handy hint: If you fill them and let the water settle for a little while, the balls will come out less cloudy. I've heard boiling the water beforehand and letting cool will produce less cloudy ice too.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mark L. Patinkin on April 2, 2012
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Reading other reviews truly helped me know what to expect, and I got exactly that.

* These are a little fragile and should have cold water
run over them before/during opening to keep from breaking
the hinges. I did break one set of hinges by trying to
open without the water, but it hasn't affected performance
since in the least.

* Great advice about not filling all the way. I fill them
all the way up, then shake out some room at the top, and
even with the expansion, I get a nice spherical ice ball
every time.

* Yes, there is a bit of a ridge or just a bump where the
two sides meet, but c'mon--these things cost less than
five bucks! You want perfect, you gotta PAY for perfect.

* What they say about the ice lasting longer is 100% true!
I can have a nice bourbon and enjoy it slowly and there
is still ice left. The melt is slow enough it doesn't
over-dilute the bourbony goodness. :7)

The *value* is there: Great, GREAT deal for the money!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Moore on May 27, 2011
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The good part is they work fine and don't leak, and are easy to use. They make nice round ice "cubes", which are cool. If it came with instructions I admit I didn't read them - at first I must have overfilled them because they expanded too much and the halves were split open once frozen. Then I must have underfilled them because it wasn't a full sphere. Then I couldn't get the ice out so I accidentally broke the hinge between the top and bottom halves.

But the good news is they still work fine, and don't leak, even with a broken hinge. Next time i'll try to get the ice out by running warm water over it or something - I'm sure I'm making it worse than it should be. Probably the best choice for round ice, but I'm only going to use the Tovolo large 2" cubes in the silicone tray in the future, which is a lot easier to get the water into, and the ice out of...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By FrozenClear on January 10, 2012
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Product Pros: These are cheap BPA free plastic shells which if used correctly will give you round ice balls! Don't fill all the way to the top.
Product Cons: The ball won't be perfectly round. One hemisphere will be larger than the other. After 1 or 2 minutes in your drink you won't notice. But if your looking for a perfectly round ball, this isn't it (but its close)

Amazon Pros: Amazon is Amazon what can I say, fast shipping (once it ships) and good service
Amazon Cons: Amazon was out of stock when I ordered these and it took several weeks for them to ship the item. I knew this in advance when I ordered, but they didn't have an estimate for time to ship. I wish they did.

Other: If you have good ice making technique the balls will come out perfectly clear. See my picture above.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Eric Witz on October 12, 2012
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As a dedicated cocktail geek I have to leave a positive review for these little guys. Sure, they won't give you perfect spheres or pristine clear ice if using regular old filtered tap water, but what they will give you is a very easy to use, convenient, and cheap way to create slow-melting ice orbs that will chill your spirit or cocktail of choice with minimal dilution.

Yes, the freezing water will expand and force open the mold if you overfill, but the trick is not to overfill. After a few times filling and freezing them you'll learn the proper fill level (stop filling when the surface of the water nearing the fill hole is about the diameter of a U.S. quarter coin).

To release the magical frozen orb from its adorable plastic prison, grip the mold in both hands and hold tightly for a few seconds so that the heat from your hands will melt the surface of the ice just enough to make dislodging the frozen ball a breeze. Once you pry the mold open, the ice should pop right out. If not, re-close the orb, repeat the above step (or run it under warm water for a few seconds), and then you're good to go.

Enjoy!
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