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Finally: Easy-Removal Ice Cube Trays That Really Are!

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The promise of anything "easy" always makes me suspicious (I picture myself pushing that big red Staples easy button, and then a piano falling on me Wile E. Coyote-style from the sky). But when we used our new ice cube trays from W&P Design on a recent photoshoot, that's the word that came to mind when I popped out a cube: Whoa. That was easy!

As you can see above, the trays work like any other silicone ice cube tray while you're filling them: They just sit there looking modern and unusually pleasant in color while you drizzle in water or pesto, or seltzer, or whatever else you like to freeze in cubes.

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Then the magic. The addition of a stainless steel frame that runs along the top of the tray means that picking them up and transferring them is the opposite of a wobbly affair—they don't slosh or spill, as reliable as a more rigid variety would be when walking them while still liquid to the freezer.

Everyday Ice Tray with Lid (Pack of 3)

Everyday Ice Tray with Lid (Pack of 3)

$36
Extra Large Cube Ice Tray with Lid (Pack of 3)

Extra Large Cube Ice Tray with Lid (Pack of 3)

$36

And because that top frame gives you something to press against, popping out the cubes is actually easy (rather than tug and twist and oops-i-popped-out-every-cube "easy" as happens to me when trying to make a drink typically). The addition of a lid is the bonus: No more freezer smell in your ice cubes!

Cocktails that taste like cocktails, water that tastes like water, ice that comes out of its tray without any fuss at all... EASY!

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Ice Cube Tray Variety Pack (Pack of 2) $24
Ice Cube Tray Variety Pack (Pack of 2)

What's your favorite size and shape and solidness of ice? (Mine's soft and pellet-y.) Share in the comments!

Tags: ice, ice cube trays, easy