How To Remove Ice Cubes From A Tray Easily

- May 17, 2019-

How to remove ice cubes from a tray easily?

  1.Pour cool water on the bottom of the tray. Regardless of what kind of ice cube tray you're using, it’s always a good idea to start by running some cool water over the underside of the tray. This will help break the seal that’s keeping the ice cubes stuck to the tray material.

Don’t use hot or even warm water, otherwise, you might melt the ice. Hold the ice cube tray over the sink and run water from the tap over the bottom of the tray.

Place a bowl or colander in the sink under the ice cubes in case any come loose and fall out.

   2. Flex the ends of the tray in opposite directions. Flip the ice cube tray over so it’s right-side up. Hold one end of the tray in either hand and gently twist each end of the tray in opposite directions. With one hand, flex the tray away from you while flexing it toward you with the other hand. Release the flex, then twist the sides in the other direction.

Flexing the tray like this allows air to enter between the ice and the tray, which will release the cubes from their pockets.

If you have an old metal tray with a lever on it, pull up the lever to shift the metal divisions and release the ice.

   3.Lick your finger and touch an ice cube to lift it out. To remove a single ice cube from the tray, lick the tip of your index finger.While it’s still wet, tap your finger onto the ice cube you want. The liquid on your finger will freeze upon contact with the ice and form a bond, so when you lift your finger, the ice cube will easily come out of its pocket attached to your finger.

To get the cube off, simply dip the tip of your finger into your drink and allow the bond to melt.

 4.Dump the ice into a bowl. If you want all or some of the ice from the tray and not just a single cube, position the tray over a wide-mouthed bowl. Hold the tray in one hand and use the other hand to cover the ice that you want to remain in the tray, then flip the tray over so the ice falls out into the bowl.

If necessary, give the bottom of the tray a quick bang with your hand if some of the cubes are still stuck.



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