“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Ice Cube Bags „
Being half American I love my cold drinks to be ice cold and in order to do that you need ice cubes. Pretty much all the fridges in America have ice cube makers built in to their doors so there is no need for you to make your own and you always have ice cubes made when you need them but fridges here don't really have these which is a shame. That means if I want ice in my drink I need to make my own. I have an ice cube tray but you always have to remember to fill it and then once you take the ice cubes out in order to make more, you need to find somewhere in your freezer to store the ice cubes, such a hassle. These ice cube bags are a lot easier to use and store.
They are basically a plastic bag with lots of different sections in them. They are really easy to fill and there is no need to knot the bag as this is quite fiddly. You just run the bag under a very slow, dribbly tap and watch the water filter into each section until you have a full bag of water and then you just turn it upside down carefully to seal the bag automatically and pop it in the freezer and each section will then turn into an ice cube as if you have just put them in an ice cube tray.
They are also really easy to get the ice cubes out of too. What I like is that you can just use one or two without having to empty the whole pack and so they last longer and stay fresh and clean in your freezer. You basically just pull off the plastic by pulling the bag horizontally and vertically and get the ice cube out. It sounds a bit more complicated than it really is and once you get the hang of it its really easy to get the required amount out. Sometimes you may get a bit of the plastic sticking to the ice cube so you just need to make sure that you have removed it before you place the ice cube on your drink. The cubes are a perfect size and never taste like they have been wrapped in plastic which is nice.
A box of 10 bags costs £1.25 which equates to £0.13 a bag which I think is really good value and in my opinion are a great way of making ice, especially if you have a party and need lots of ice quickly and easily!
My freezer has integrated ice cube makers in each drawer handle, but getting them out can be tricky. For that reason, I buy ice cube bags just for ease of use. On a hot summers day, there is nothing more refreshing than a juice drink full of ice cubes!
These ice cube bags are from Tesco. There are 10 bags in a pack and each bag will make 24 ice cubes. This pack currently costs £1.25 and will make a total of 240 ice cubes.
Filling the ice cube bag is easy. There is a spouted top so simply place this part under your tap and fill to the neck of the spout. As the water fills up you can see it travelling down through each little ice cube compartment, once full simply press the seal together and that's it, ready to pop in the freezer.
As the ice cube bags are flexible, there is no need to worry about where in the freezer you place them unlike ice cube trays. The seal stops any water from seeping out into the freezer so you can put them wherever you like without any worries.
One the ice cubes have formed, they are easy to get out of the bag as each ice cube has it's only little perforated square. Simple tear around the perforated lines and the ice cube can then be popped out of it's square. Use as many as you like then simply place the bag back into the freezer so the ice cubes are ready for the next drink you would like some in.
The size of the ice cubes is quite nice, they can fit in my thin tumblers well without getting stuck. The consistency of the size of the ice cubes is also good, with each ice cube being the same size. That's another good thing about these bags compared to ice cube trays as with a tray, if it is placed in the freezer at a slight angle, one end of the tray will contain ice cubes all stuck together and the other end will only contain tiny ice cubes. There is no worry with the ice cubes in the bag as the holes are all the same size.
I'd definitely recommend these Tesco ice cube trays, they are easy to fill, easy to store in the freezer and easy to get to ice cubes when you want to. 5/5 from me.
Although the weather hasn't been great this summer in Scotland, I remain hopeful and still enjoy a refreshing drink. As everyone knows, no refreshing drink is complete without being poured over ice however without a fancy ice dispensing fridge/freezer ice can be a hassle.
Tesco easy seal ice cube bags are just the solution that is needed.
There are 10 bags in the box each with 24 separate spaces, so you do the maths. That's a lot of ice. To fill the bag all you need to do is hold the bag under the tap, holding the small funnel shaped opening so that the water easily flows in, filling every compartment.
Once filled the bag is simply turned upside down and this seals the opening. No need to fiddle around with knots.
I find these bags so much easier than a conventional ice cube tray. I can never find a big enough flat space in my freezer to put a tray in so that the water doesn't run all over the place. With the bags you can squeeze and bend them into smaller spaces. The bags also avoid that awkward slow walk from the sink to the freezer as you try desperately not to spill loads of water everywhere.
Once the water is frozen, to get the ice cubes out you are supposed to pull the sides of the bag in both the horizontal and vertical directions. This is supposed to break all the joins in the middle of the bag allowing the ice to all collect at the bottom, like a conventional bag. However, in my experience this is near enough impossible, no matter how hard you try. The plastic is far too thin on the outside of the bag meaning the ice just bursts through when you try to do this. This is not much of a problem as you can just pop a few out as you need them and put the remains back in the freezer.
These bags give perfect ice every time and do their job well. The price for this product is usually around £1 in my local Tesco. This is great for 240 well made ice cubes that can easily fit around the rest of the things in the freezer.
I always try to keep a bag of these in my freezer so I always have ice. I've had parties before where I've had to use a lot of these little gems to get plenty of ice for everyone, but when it is as simple at filling a bag with water and shoving it in the freezer, it really isn't a problem!
I'd give this product 4 stars overall, simply because the bag breaks too easily when trying to collect all the cubes in the bottom of it. Other than that, a perfect product.
I personally very rarely have ice in my drinks and when I do it has to be a really hot day however my husband likes his drinks to be cold and so often uses ice cubes. I don't like buying ice cubes as I don't know what water has been used to make them, I know I am being silly but feel better if I make them myself and I don't like the plastic trays as they are open and crumbs always seem to end up stuck to the ice cubes somehow.
I found these ice cube bags in Tesco and thought it was a really good way to have ice cubes on hand and make sure they are clean and made at home. The bags are made of plastic and a box of these bags costs around £1 which I think is good value. The bags for the ice cubes come packaged in a bright blue box with Tesco and the name of the product on the front. On the box there is a picture of a jug of what looks like fresh lemonade with ice cubes in it which gives a good feeling about the product before you even open them, it reminds me of a lovely summers day.
Inside the box there are 10 plastic bags each of which has 24 compartements to make 24 ice cubes, the bags are 14inches x 7.5inches so fits in the top ice drawer of my freezer with ease. The bags are rolled in on one another so you can easily get one bag out of the box at a time and I like that they are in a box so that they have somewhere to keep them rather than just loose. The bags are blue in colour and havbe an opening at the top which you place under the tap and watch as the bag slowly fills up and 24 little bubbles of water appear and then you simply press the top of the bag together to seal it.
I find these bags really useful, they are a decent price, are easy to use and they fit nicely in my freezer. When you come to want to use your ice cubes you simply push the ice cube and the plastic bag will rip and let the ice cube pop out and this doesn't take too much force either. I can't find a fault with these bags and it keep my husband happy as he has plenty of ice and as soon as one bag is getting low he can fill another one so there is always a supply of ice in our freezer.
We have had lots of nice hot weather recently and with hot weather comes lots of cold drinks and with lots of cold drinks come ice cubes! We get through a lot of ice cubes when the weather is hot, practically filling the glass with ice cubes before pouring in the drink of our choice. I found these ice cube bags from Tesco are very handy for making sure I've always got plenty of ice cubes in the freezer.
~Tesco Easy Seal Ice Cube Bags~
In the pack I get 10 separate bags made up of 24 individual compartments in which to make the ice cubes, I was a bit doubtful at first, how a bag full of water was going to turn into perfect ice cubes without the water running out all over the place. Having been used to the old fashioned plastic ice cube tray which used to split and slice my fingers when I tried to get the ice cubes out of it, I wasn't sure these bags were going to work. However, taking one of the pretty blue bags I proceeded to fill it from the cold water tap, the top of the bag is shaped so the water easily enters the bag, filling up the 24 separate compartments one by one, I was fascinated with this at first, (little things amuse little minds, as they say!) the bag filled up nicely then I pressed the top of the bag together to seal it, although at this point I wasn't convinced it was sealed at all and quickly dove for the freezer just in case I ended up with a bag full of water spilling all over the kitchen floor, the way my luck goes, chances were high this would happen.
~Perfect Ice Cubes~
Once the ice cubes were ready I took the bag from the freezer and was really quite impressed the water had frozen into 24 little ice cubes, now I know your probably thinking what else would water freeze into? but I was impressed with how well shaped the ice cubes were once I took them out of the bag. To get the ice cubes out of the bag I simply ripped around the ice cubes and they just popped out with no hassle at all, perfectly shaped hassle free ice cubes.
The correct way to use these bags are as follows:
Fill the bag with your chosen liquid
No need to knot the bag, turn it upside down to seal automatically then place into the freezer.
Pull the bag vertically and horizontally to loosen the individual ice cubes, then use your bag of ice cubes as required.
You may notice that my way and the correct way are totally different, but with the same results, in fact up until writing this review I hadn't even read the packaging these ice cube bags come in and I never knew I had to turn it upside down to seal it, oh well they have always sealed fine for me anyway. I also never knew about shaking and pulling the bag to loosen the ice cubes within the bag. I'm even more impressed now and even if you haven't found my review particularly helpful, I've learned something new about these bags, and I'm glad I decided to review them.
The bags are about 14 by 7.5 inches in size, a lovely blue color, each bag makes 24 ice cubes and with 10 bags in a pack that makes 240 ice cubes and all for around £1.00 at the moment from Tesco. I'm really impressed with these bags, they are far better and safer, than the old plastic tray I used to use and these bags also beat buying ice cubes, I really can't personally understand why anyone would buy ice cubes! but then people must have their reasons for buying them otherwise they wouldn't be for sale in the shops.
Please remember to keep products such as these away from small children.
5 Stars for the Tesco Easy Seal Ice Cube Bags, I'm really impressed with them.
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