Vremi Silicone Ice Cube Trays, 2-Pack

Last updated date: April 21, 2020

DWYM Score
9.5

Vremi Silicone Ice Cube Trays, 2-Pack

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Overall Take

These Vremi Silicone Ice Cube Trays make larger cubes to ensure slower melting. The trays themselves are made of dishwasher and oven-safe material. They are also stackable with removable tops for easy freezer storage. In our analysis of 67 expert reviews, the Vremi Vremi Silicone Ice Cube Trays, 2-Pack placed 1st 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
8.9
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
2,135 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
These cubes are nearly two inches square, which is much larger than average. This helps to ensure that the cubes melt much more slowly than usual.
- Chef's Resource
Takes very little effort to remove cubes. Silicone material is also oven-safe and heat resistant.
- BestReviews
They’re the perfect size for placing in a whiskey glass but they won’t look out of place in cocktails either.
- Review Geek
With each tray making eight cubes that are 1¾" square, the Vremi large ice cube trays (2 pack) are able to cool drinks without watering them down as quickly as smaller cubes. These BPA-free trays are made from silicone and come with hard plastic lids for minimal spill, odor control and ease of stacking.
- Food Shark Marfa
The trays are designed in a way that makes them heavy-duty and compact.
- Top 10 The Best Reviews
Beyond plain old ice, these trays can be used to prep 1-tablespoon (0.5 ounces) portions of food, like pureed fruit for smoothies, leftover coffee for frappes, or tomato paste for chili recipes.
- Bustle
These are some of the best ice cube trays for people who like to chew their ice after finishing the drink.
- Ice Maker Pro
They also come with two hard plastic lids that make storage safe and convenient.
- Top Ice Maker Reviews
They are the perfect choice to freeze tequila, whiskey and other drinks. They melt slower while cooling your drink fast without diluting it instantly.
- Lifestyle Reviews
These trays also come with removable lids, making them easy to stack.
- Kitchenistic
What experts didn't like
Can be difficult to remove the cubes.
- Chef's Resource
Unpleasant odors and residues possible upon arrival.
- BestReviews
Ice cubes may have a residue/film on them. The cubes can be difficult to remove.
- Food Shark Marfa
It may be difficult to fill them up because they are soft and therefore lead to messes.
- Top 10 The Best Reviews
One thing to keep in mind is that when they first arrive, the manufacturer recommends hand washing them and then running them through a dishwasher cycle before you use them for the first time. This will help remove any residue or odor still present.
- Bustle
More expensive than other ice trays we reviewed. Not durable.
- Top Ice Maker Reviews

From The Manufacturer

The Vremi Dr. Tray set are made for the coolest people (like you :). Crafted from premium food-grade silicone, with BPA free plastic lids for sanitary and easy freezer stacking. Includes two 8-cube ice trays in pretty shades of red and turquoise colors, and delivers a large total volume of 16 ice cubes.

Overall Product Rankings

Vremi Silicone Ice Cube Trays, 2-Pack
1. Vremi Silicone Ice Cube Trays, 2-Pack
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 10
Rubbermaid Easy Release Ice Cube Tray, 4-Pack
2. Rubbermaid Easy Release Ice Cube Tray, 4-Pack
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 6
Samuelworld Silicone Flexible Ice Cube Tray, 2-Pack
3. Samuelworld Silicone Flexible Ice Cube Tray, 2-Pack
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 6
Kitch Easy Release Ice Cube Trays, 2-Pack
4. Kitch Easy Release Ice Cube Trays, 2-Pack
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 8
Adoric Silicone Black Ice Cube Trays, 2-Pack
5. Adoric Silicone Black Ice Cube Trays, 2-Pack
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 4
glacio Silicone Ice Cube Trays With Lids, 2-Pack
6. glacio Silicone Ice Cube Trays With Lids, 2-Pack
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 3
Elbee Home 613 Silicone Ice Cube Trays, 2-Pack
7. Elbee Home 613 Silicone Ice Cube Trays, 2-Pack
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 3
GDREAMT Silicone Ice Cube Trays, 2-Pack
8. GDREAMT Silicone Ice Cube Trays, 2-Pack
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 2
Ticent Silicone Sphere Whiskey Ice Cube Trays, 2-Pack
9. Ticent Silicone Sphere Whiskey Ice Cube Trays, 2-Pack
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 1
OMorc Silicone Ice Cube Trays With Lids, 4-Pack
10. OMorc Silicone Ice Cube Trays With Lids, 4-Pack
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 12
Morfone Silicone Ice Tray With Lids, 3-Pack
11. Morfone Silicone Ice Tray With Lids, 3-Pack
Overall Score: 6.8
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.