“ Manufacturer:Lego / Type: Icecube Tray „
My husband came home a with this ice cube tray. I thought it looked a bit funny but actually it's great!
He said it would be fun for the grandchildren to have interesting shaped ice cubes and so we made them up, put them in the fridge and used them. Of course the grandchildren do love them! They love that they are in different shapes, it makes them really excited over something so simple it's very sweet to see.
It is an icecube tray made from a soft rubber. There are four heart shape moulds and six butterfly moulds. It's very easy to use you just fill them with water and put them in the freezer. You have to make sure that they are sitting flat so that they set properly and don't spill.
I usually leave them in for over night so a good twelve hours to make sure that they have turned into ice properly.
To take them out it's really easy! You just turn it upside down and press the back of them, it kind of goes inside out which then pushes the ice out. It is so much easier than ice cube bags or the robust, rigid trays.
The shapes work too! You can definitely see what they are. It's easy to wash out afterwards too and then refill.
We sometimes make them with bits of juice in too so we have pink butterflies and hearts, this adds to the excitement even more! My grandchildren love these and have helped us to make them too so they are understanding how water turns to ice, I never thought it would turn into a science lesson!
I really think these are great, I can't go back to the rigid trays now, these are much more practical as well as being novel.
This ice cube tray is very different form the conventional one in their texture and the shape of cubes.
Quite innovative, these have shapes of butterflies and hearts dug in and when your cubes are ready, you have nice little iced butterflies and hearts in your drinks.
The tray itself is innovative made with a very durable kind of rubber that is flexible yet sturdy. You don't spill any water while filling the tray and only the hollow part (the ice fills) fills with water and the rest oft he tray stays intact.
It comes in a pink color that is bright and if you have kids at home, they will love it's appearance and love to fill it and enjoy the lovely cute shapes of the resulting ice.
The shape of the tray is a little wider than the usual trays that you might have in your kitchen cabinets but it's easy to use and stays put very well in the freezer. The only problem is that the tray can get a little wobbly if the level in the freezer is not even but that doesn't really harm anything for there are so many good features in this tray.
While at a car boot sale on Sunday I saw someone selling these pretty pink ice cube trays so I decided to buy some as my trays are circa. 1980 and have certainly seen better days.
Upon unwrapping them when I got home I was surprised to see that they are made by Lego, I had no idea that Lego made anything other than childrens' toys!
They are definitely a very girly pink with a rich colour and the cubes produced are equally feminine hearts and butterflies. Each tray can make 10 ice cubes which are slightly larger than the cubes made from standard rectangular trays.
Filling is easy as each hole is large enough for me to pour the water in slowly without it spilling and slopping onto the flat part of the tray. It's important you don't get water on the top as when it freezes it will spoil the look of the ice cubes when they are done.
The ice cube tray is made of a flexible rubber which is both good and slightly bad in my opinion. Good because it makes light work of extracting the ice cubes once they are frozen, either by pulling the edge of the tray away from the ice slightly or simply just pushing the hole inside out and popping the cube directly into my drink.
Bad because I have found that if I don't lay the tray down on a perfectly flat surface in the fridge then the water will spill out because the rubber mould is obviously not as rigid as a plastic tray. This is not really a problem though because the first time it happens it will teach you to be more careful next time!
Once popped out the cubes look great. Both the heart and the butterfly are a lovely 3D shape, although the butterfly is definitely the prettiest and most detailed of the two with the body and wings being nicely defined. The cubes are nice and chunky too which looks great when I prepare a nice fruit juice for myself and my granddaughters'.
Sometimes I add a drop of Robinsons squash to the water to create pretty coloured butterflies and hearts, this also adds a little flavour to the cubes. The tray doesn't stain at all and is easy to clean by quickly running the hot tap over it to get rid of any debris which may have fallen into the tray. It's dishwasher safe, but really what is the point of putting an ice cube tray in the dishwasher when it takes literally 10 seconds to wash it by hand!
I paid £2.99 for each tray which I thought was quite expensive for ice cube trays, but when I looked on the Lego site I saw they usually retail for £3.99 so I was quite pleased to have saved £1 on them. If you cannot find any at your local car boot sale then you can buy them from www.lego.com and probably other places.
As it's summer and the weather is getting hotter I thought I would invest in an ice cube tray so that I could make my drinks extra cold. I'm not a big fan of the ice cube bags which you only use once, this adds up and they can get quite expensive (and for some reason I always manage to catch some of the plastic into the water so that there is plastic bag in the ice cubes - not good!) Also they are not very environmentally friendly, only being able to use them once.
I was on the lego website looking at the 'Apparel, Home & Outdoors' section when I came across this really cute ice cube tray. The ice cube tray is from the 'Belville' range of lego (basically lego for girls).
The tray comes in a soft pink rubber material. The tray is 17cm long and 11cm wide and makes a total of 10 ice cubes. It is rectangular in shape. There are 6 butterfly shaped ice cubes (three going down either side of the tray) and 4 heart shaped ice cubes which are placed in the middle of the ice cube tray, in between the butterfly ones. The ice cubes are a great size and look great floating around in any drink!
The heart shaped ice cubes are just a standard heart shape, but the butterfly ones have the details of a butterfly body. These always come out of the tray perfectly formed, I have never had any pieces break off in the mould.
The ice cubes are so easy to get out of the tray. Since it is made out of rubber you can simply push the mould to get them out. This sometimes means that the separate ice cube holes turn inside out, but they are really easy to pop back the right way again.
Since it is rubbery, you have to make sure that you put it on a flat surface in the freezer else you run the risk of the water running out of the tray.
The tray seems really hardy and durable and I'm sure it will last me for years.
The ice cube tray is also dishwasher safe, which makes for easy cleaning if it gets dirty.
The tray cost me £3.99 from the Lego website. Since there are no Lego shops near me I'm not sure if it is available in the high street Lego shops but I imagine it would be.
I would recommend this ice cube tray. It adds a bit of fun to your drink and it'll save you money in the long run in not buying ice cube bags!
(Also on Ciao)
Makes 4 heart-shaped cubes and 6 butterfly shaped cubes at a time.