Samuelworld Silicone Flexible Ice Cube Tray, 2-Pack

Last updated date: April 21, 2020

DWYM Score
9.1

Samuelworld Silicone Flexible Ice Cube Tray, 2-Pack

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Overall Take

The stylish Samuelworld Silicone Flexible Ice Cube Tray makes equally impressive ice. The large cubes pop out with a simple push from the BPA-free silicone. The trays are easy to clean in the dishwasher. In our analysis of 63 expert reviews, the Samuelworld Samuelworld Silicone Flexible Ice Cube Tray, 2-Pack placed 3rd when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note April 21, 2020:
Checkout The Best Ice Cube Trays For Cocktails for a detailed review of all the top ice cube trays for cocktails.

Expert Summarized Score
8.5
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
1,522 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The matte black style of these ice cube trays looks especially cool. However, you can be sure that they are not just a pretty face. They are made of BPA-free silicone that is especially durable and releases the ice cubes very easily.
- Chef's Resource
These trays are also dishwasher safe.
- Food Shark Marfa
The trays are made from high-quality food-grade silicone, which is safe to use in the freezer, microwave and dishwasher. The silicone material also makes it easy to pop out the cubes just by pushing the bottom.
- Lifestyle Reviews
You’ll like these ice cube trays for making ice as a complement to cocktails and other drinks.
- Reasons To Skip The Housework
The ease of use and functionality is one of the biggest appeals when it comes to this ice mold tray. With ice cubes of a bigger size than provided by most traditional ice trays, this tray makes sure your drink is chilled quickly but also that your ice melts slowly.
- Village Bakery
Comes with lids for easy stacking. Made of dishwasher-safe silicone.
- BestReviews
What experts didn't like
However, like all products made of silicone, these ice cube trays tend to absorb odors. These odors can be transferred to your ice cubes if care is not taken.
- Chef's Resource
The silicone may have some odor on first use. Liable to take on odors from the freezer.
- Food Shark Marfa
Some complaints of a toxic odor coming from the trays.
- Reasons To Skip The Housework
Users have reported more difficulty removing cubes from this tray than the others listed here.
- BestReviews

From The Manufacturer

Just fill in water, saved the operating trouble and make perfect ice cube. You can take out the ice just with a simple push as it used a soft silicone. It can be stuck up in the freezer to save the space. And it is easy to wash, can be used in the dishwasher. It can make 8 big squares at once.

Overall Product Rankings

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Samuelworld Silicone Flexible Ice Cube Tray, 2-Pack
3. Samuelworld Silicone Flexible Ice Cube Tray, 2-Pack
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 6
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Expert Reviews: 4
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Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 12
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Expert Reviews: 2

An Overview On Ice Cube Trays For Cocktails

Unless you’ve got a true affinity for cocktails, you may not have given your ice cube trays much thought. And why would you? Ice is just frozen water, after all. By that simple definition, any ice cube tray that holds liquid without leaking is the same as any other.

If you just want something that will cool down your lemonade quickly, that might be true. But when it comes to mixed drinks, the shape of that ice cube might make the difference between a crowd-pleasing cocktail and a watered-down dud.

If you’ve been to a modern craft cocktail lounge, you might notice that the price of your drink isn’t the only thing that’s larger. The ice cubes also tend to be a lot bigger, and it isn’t just so they take up more room in the glass. Larger ice cubes are visually impressive for sure, but they also melt slower. The science is simple: One big ice cube has much less surface area than a lot of little ones. That means less space to be affected by heat. Therefore they melt — and dilute your drink — a lot less over time.

So how big should the cubes in your tray be? That depends on the drink. So-called “king cubes” are around 2 inches square, and they’re best suited for boozy drinks like Old Fashioneds or Manhattans that come in a rocks glass. You might also find molds that make ice spheres that are around the same size. Visually impressive, but not much difference in the speed of dilution.

“Perfect cubes” are around one-inch square — still a bit larger than bagged ice cubes from the store, but not as bulky as the king cube. They’re especially “perfect” for highballs that come in a Collins glass, or drinks like a gin and tonic that might fill up a rocks glass closer to the top.

Look around and you can also find trays that will make your ice in a wide array of crowd-pleasing shapes. There’s really no wrong answer if you’re looking for ice cubes that will set you apart at a house party. Just make sure you buy trays that are dishwasher safe to make the morning after go easier.

DWYM Fun Fact

While artisanal bartenders fret about the size and clarity of their ice cubes, sub-zero bars like ICEBAR have eliminated the need to chill their drinks entirely. Located in Stockholm’s Hotel C, ICEBAR gives patrons a cape and gloves before welcoming them into a lounge that is kept at a brisk -5°C year-round. To add to the ambiance, almost everything in the bar is made of ice, including the furniture, the bar, and even the drink glasses.

The Ice Cube Tray For Cocktails Buying Guide

  • Ever wonder how your local cocktail bar gets their ice so crystal clear? The key is in slowing up the freezing process. Cloudy ice cubes are caused by tiny air bubbles trapped inside the water that naturally congregate toward the middle as the temperature drops. Raising the temperature in your freezer slightly will give that air time to escape to the top, resulting in cleaner-looking cubes.
  • There are a ton of uses for your ice tray that don’t involve ice, and those uses only multiply if you’re working with one that makes hefty cocktail cubes. You can freeze excess milk, cream or cooking stock to preserve it for later use. Freeze up cubes of coffee, and they’ll keep your iced coffee strong and cool throughout the morning. You can even preserve your fresh herbs in cubes of olive oil that can be popped out and used to quickly season meals.