Thursday, August 21, 2008
Remember these? For those of you who don't know, or who are just too young to remember, this is a vintage ice cube tray. For me it was a torture device straight out of the middle ages. First, you had to muster the strength of a female Romanian shot-putter to pull the frozen arm up, taking care to avoid the sharp frozen edges (which were cleverly designed to gouge your knuckles, causing you to bleed profusely into the ice). And all of this had to be accomplished with bone dry hands, or you would be stuck fast to the evil contraption (frozen metal - there's a brilliant idea!!) Then there was the age old problem of finding a single straight male human being responsible enough to refill the tray once enough ice had been chiseled, rattled or banged out for it to be considered empty. The emergence of plastic trays put those relics out to pasture, but the plastic trays apparently inherited the same mysterious component that rendered the male of the species unable to lift their metal predecessors to the sink, fill them full of water and replace in the freezer. Eventually, some inventive man solved this problem altogether by creating the automatic ice maker, thereby relieving himself and others of his kind the torture of ever touching an ice tray again.Now comes the Iceorb from Fusion Brands. A stylish multi-tasker, it not only makes ice cubes and holds the ice cubes it makes, but can also serve as an ice bucket for your champagne a or cooler for your potato salad at your next picnic. You might even be able to use it to make Jello shooters.And it's even dishwasher safe! Now the only question is - Once the Jello shots are gone...who's going to load the dishwasher?