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Prepara Ice Balls, Lemon, Lime, Raspberry and Tangerine, Set of 4
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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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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
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.
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...
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.
And if you don't want to spend hundreds (thousands now) on that nifty copper ice ball maker you can find at the Japan Trend Shop, then this is perfect.
The ice balls don't come out perfect, but they get the job done. They cool drinks and last longer than our standard ice cubes--plus they look awesome.
1.)fill up the balls, not too full as the water will expand when turning to ice.
2.)after frozen pop the tab up top and run cool water over it--this aids in loosing the ball.
3.)pry open the plastic and take the ice ball out (sometimes easier than other times).
I love em.
* 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
* 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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These are great for use with your scotch or bourbon as they melt slowly. They would be fine in anything else requiring ice, too, but I think their true calling is for use in... Read morePublished 11 months ago by JB
They break after several uses. The plastic is just too hard and cannot withstand daily use. This is my 2nd set. Getting the silicone ones next.Published 13 months ago by Tiffany M. Potteiger
Once the water is frozen, it's hard to open the mold. When u finally get it open and try to get the ice out, the ball breaks in half. Not worth a penny if you ask me.Published 18 months ago by Amanda Gomez
I Love these. They are easy to fill. The ice ballmeltsslowlyand doesn't diluteyour drink.Published 18 months ago by Mscissors
These work wonderfully! A lot of round ice molds are really expensive and I was so happy to find these. They looks fabulous in cocktails.Published 24 months ago by Natasha Barnes
These things are awesome, they last a whole lot longer that normal ice. Usually I would put in a few cubes of ice and it would only last for 1 drink, and then i would have to put... Read morePublished on August 12, 2014 by josh
I bought these as a gift for my parents and they love them. They generally use them in large pitchers of water or other beverages. Read morePublished on May 21, 2014 by K Kaiser
These things roll around the freezer. About 60% filled then frozen, they fit into a rocks glass perfectly. Nice spheres.Published on May 18, 2014 by Art