Ice cube technology hasn’t really advanced very far in the twenty-first century. We’ve basically made silicon cube molds and discovered how to make it so we all get those fancy spheres of ice to put in our whiskey. But come on. Ice cube trays suck. For your counter, check out the KitchenAid K45SSOB 4.5-Quart Classic Series Stand Mixer – Best Entry Level KitchenAid.
Ice, Ice Baby
The Icebreaker is elegant in how simple it is. You fill the reservoir into the device, which is only slightly bigger than your typical ice cube tray, and toss it in the freezer. You won’t need to worry about placement; you can stuff it in at just about any angle, as it’s designed not to leak. It compresses the water, which helps with the chilling process.
Once you’re ready to have some ice, pull it out and rotate the lid. It shears off an ice cube into your glass and you’re ready to have a cocktail… or whatever you plan on using ice for. The only downside is that it’s not exactly geared for heavy production; it only makes about twelve cubes, so you’re going to need more than one for those parties.
There has to be a better way to get frozen water into our drinks, and it turns out, there is.
It’s true that having ice for your drinks probably isn’t your most pressing concern in the kitchen. There are legions of other things you’re probably focused on. But it’s one of those little annoyances that this solves, and it’s proof that Kickstarter existing is a good thing; after all, without it, you might never have seen this little Danish contraption. It starts at roughly $30.