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Old 11-04-2016, 15:51   #1
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Making Icecubes

What is the best container you have found for making and storing icecubes underway in a top load freezer
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Old 11-04-2016, 16:27   #2
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Re: Making Icecubes

We use ice cube bags

http://www.amazon.com/Disposable-Cub.../dp/B00DP6P6R8

not the most ecologically sound, but I've yet to pony up the cash for the vertical ice cube trays.
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Old 11-04-2016, 17:33   #3
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What is the best container you have found for making and storing icecubes underway in a top load freezer
I just use ice trays. I have found the camping ones that have a top seal best as the moisture doesn't transfer to the evaporator plates and frost them up. Then I just transfer the cubes to ziplock bags
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Old 11-04-2016, 18:01   #4
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Re: Making Icecubes

Okay, these two threads were together in the hot topics list - I have to link them.

Refer to Launching in 20 days..... - Cruisers & Sailing Forums

Where we are right now, you can just chip it off the surface of the lake.
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Old 11-04-2016, 18:05   #5
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Re: Making Icecubes

Three of the vertical trays came with the boat, they need a lot of water run over them to get the ice cubes out or maybe just leave out for awhile.
I bought the plastic bags like what was linked to above, but they are hard to get the little saucer shaped cubes out too.
Plan was to use the $99 ice maker I bought on Amazon to make ice when we run the generator and store the cubes in zip lock bags.
Surprisingly the little ice maker only pulls 45 watts, pretty efficient thing, I can easily run off of inverter.


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Old 11-04-2016, 18:37   #6
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Re: Making Icecubes

Vertical ice trays. Lay them in the cockpit for a few minutes on each side and the ice slides right out.
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Re: Making Icecubes

Two things we do:

1) Use giant silicone balls. For example, the ice from one of these lasts through at least two drinks in an uninsulated cup:

http://www.amazon.com/Tovolo-Sphere-...ice+cube+balls

2) We learned a trick from a friend... fill a 16 ounce plastic soda bottle with water and freeze. Cut into slices with a bread knife when needed. This works very well.
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Three of the vertical trays came with the boat, they need a lot of water run over them to get the ice cubes out or maybe just leave out for awhile.
Just a little planning ahead! Unless you have limitless hot water. Takes all of maybe five minutes.

IIRC, REI sells them for less than WAECO.
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Re: Making Icecubes

I like these little Tupperware containers. or freeze fruit like grapes and cantaloupe cut into cubes.
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I guess you can't edit photos. good to know.
Anyway it's a perfect size for one drink
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Re: Making Icecubes

These sealable, no-leak trays work fantastic. They've held up great for more than a year now.

http://www.amazon.com/Komax-Cube-Tra...ilpage_o02_s00
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Re: Making Icecubes

I don't have a freezer, but other boats do and sometimes I look after some of their empty space so it doesn't go to waste

For your question: I personally like the plastic bags best - tho I do feel guilty for using even more plastic.

Apart from that, I'm a big fan of the silicone ice thingies and freezing fruits.

I only drink water or some home made fermented drinks; I'll usually fill the plastic ice cube bags with whatever drink I'll be using them in. That way they don't water down my drink Another alternative for that are the silicone ice cube thingies.
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Re: Making Icecubes

zip lock bags and an ice pick.....fill the zip lock up with water and it will find and mold into any space, saving room.....
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zip lock bags and an ice pick.....fill the zip lock up with water and it will find and mold into any space, saving room.....

This is the method we use. Partially fill a strong Zip Lock bag with water, and fix it against the holding plate (we use heavy spring-loaded clamps on the copper tubing). Even in the refrigerator, we'll have ice in less than 24 hours, even in equatorial climates. Sundowners are so much more civilized with ice.

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These sealable, no-leak trays work fantastic. They've held up great for more than a year now.

http://www.amazon.com/Komax-Cube-Tra...ilpage_o02_s00

I just ordered these, I don't like plastic, but if it can be re-used over and over, I don't mind it so bad.


Lizzie, what are silicone ice cube thingies?
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