Silicone Ice Cube Tray: the Kitchen Tool You Didn’t Know You Needed

GoodCook Prep & Freeze Ice Cube Trays with ice cubes made with lemon and strawberry
Photo: Brynn McDowell, RD

Product reviewed: GoodCook Prep & Freeze Ice Cube Trays

Silicone ice cube trays are a type of kitchen gadget you don’t realize is important until you run out of ice or accidentally crack a plastic tray while struggling to release a single cube.

I wasn’t even aware that my ice cube trays were “old school” until I was introduced to a set of GoodCook Prep & Freeze Ice Cube Trays.

These ice cube trays are silicone-based, making them flexible and easy to twist.  You can easily release all the cubes at once with a single twist of the tray or just conveniently slide out a single cube. Every time I went to release an ice cube, I was amazed at how easily it slid out. It was so simple.

Each tray comes with a lid, which is convenient for two main reasons — one, it eliminates freezer burn on top of your cubes and, more importantly, it allows the trays to be stackable. This was a big selling point for me since freezer space is a hot commodity in my house.

Each cube in the tray measures two ounces, which makes them handy to use for things other than just ice. You can freeze broth to use later in soups or even freeze homemade baby food.

I will say that these ice cubes won’t fit into all glasses. The two-ounce ice cube was too wide to fit into the opening on my tall, skinny highball glasses. However, I loved using them in pitchers of water after I had made some ice cubes with chopped lemons and strawberries.

If you are tired of wrestling with your plastic ice cube trays, then these silicone-based trays will become the kitchen tool you never knew you needed until now.

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Brynn McDowell, RD, is a dietitian based in Livermore, CA, and owner of The Domestic Dietitian. She blogs at www.thedomesticdietitian.com where she focuses on helping people create a healthy lifestyle in their homes. Connect with her on Instagram and Facebook.