Friday, October 16, 2009

Better Ice... Just in Time for Winter


In the on going effort to rid our home of plastic, something that will probably never be completely accomplished, I looked to my freezer. We don't have an automatic ice maker, just one of those annoying white plastic cube trays that eventually will crack and be rendered useless. I decided to look for an alternative and while surfing the internet I was delighted to suddenly remember that when I was a child (born in 1973...) there was such a thing as metal ice cube trays. I found a few for sale but for about $20 on average. I decided to keep my eyes peeled and found two at a local sale of all things vintage (more on this amazing sale soon...) for 50 cents each! They are so cool. And so sleek. And so functional, and obviously built like tanks because they are still around. I made the first batch of many lovely cubes to come. My hubby beat me to the fun part of pulling the lever and breaking up the cubes, but I will be sure to do it next time. He says they work like a charm...

6 comments:

millmay said...

Hi Tiffany... you met me at the potluck tonight. Thought I would check out your blog. LOVE IT. =) Especially the ice cube tray thing. I need to find some. Great artwork too, by the way. Very impressed. I hope we can hang out very soon.

Cheers! Stephanie

Tiffany Teske said...

Hi Stephanie :) I am hoping that you check marked the box that will alert you that I am responding to your comment. I need you email... just went to your blog and became a follower, so now you need to write something ;), LOL. It was great to meet you last night! I look forward to getting together and hearing more about your art. And having our kiddos play. I will keep an eye out for more metal ice cube trays, for sure! I will call you soon to make a little get together plan...

Silver Sisters said...

Cool ice cube trays!! I remember those from when I was a kid, too! I wonder if the lever thing really works - I remember something about that. Loved your comment about them being sturdy because they're still around. so true.

kimbuktu said...

I remember these, great find!

Serena said...

I remember my grandparents had these! I think they may still be kicking around my mom's place...

Tiffany Teske said...

Thanks for stopping by SilverSisters, I just checked out your blog and I love it! Hi KYM! Hi Serena, you should get your hands on those if your parents still have them...