MAKING THE CUBES

  • Insert the top silicone tray into the bottom silicone tray and place both trays together into the outer insulated box.
  • Pour regular tap water into the tray up to the fill line which is indicated on the top silicone tray.
  • Place the tray on a level position in the freezer.
  • Freeze for 18-22 hours.

REMOVING THE CUBES

  • The easiest and best way to remove the cubes is to freeze the tray for only 18-22 hours. At this stage, the top silicone tray is frozen while the bottom is slushy which makes removal of the cubes very easy:
    • Remove both silicone trays from the insulated box using the tabs.
    • The top tray should easily lift away from the bottom tray – leaving behind the soft, slushy ice in the bottom tray.
    • Crack the True Cubes® apart like a regular ice cube tray.
    • If necessary, let tray sit for a few minutes to thaw before cracking. Do not hit the top tray on a counter as this may shatter the cubes.
  • If freezing the cubes for exactly 18-22 hours is not feasible and the silicone trays are completely frozen:
    • Remove both silicone trays from the insulated box using the tabs.
    • Thaw at room temperature for 10-15 minutes and/or run warm water on the outside of the silicone trays for ±1 minute.
    • Peel the outside tray down (sort of like a banana peel).
    • Run warm water over the now-exposed bottom cubes and/or gently tap the bottom cubes off.
    • Crack the True Cubes® apart like a regular ice cube tray.
    • If necessary, let tray sit for a few minutes to thaw before cracking. Do not hit the top tray on a counter as this may shatter the cubes.
    • Prior to use, allow a True Cubes® ice cube sit out at room temperature for 1-2 minutes to avoid "ice shock", where a sudden change in temperature will crack an otherwise clear ice cube.
    • Do not use a knife, or other sharp object, to remove the cubes.

    additional tips and tricks

    • Using "extra hot" tap water may reduce the micro bubbles that can condense onto the sides and bottom of the tray. This may add a few extra hours to the recommended freezing time.
    • Do not use distilled water. This will create bubbles on the tray surface forming an interesting "fireworks" pattern in the ice. Regular tap water is recommended.
    • In some areas with extra impurities in the tap water, combine the tap water in equal parts with bottled water. In most areas this is unnecessary.
    • Knocking the tray against the edge of counter top while the tray is frozen solid may damage the silicone trays.
      • If this is necessary, wrap the tray in a kitchen towel to provide a cushion before tapping it against a counter.
    • True Cubes® may be made ahead of time. Simply make the cubes, remove from the tray and store in the freezer.
    • Stored cubes may form an exterior frost which simply rinses off when used.
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    cleaning tips

    • When necessary, use a soft cloth with warm soapy water to clean. Do not wash any part of the tray in a dishwasher.
    • Wash thoroughly before first use.
    • It is not recommended to completely submerge the outer insulation box in water.
     
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