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on 10 March 2017
Given the price, this isn't a bad little ice mould. Sadly, I'm finding it impossible to use without the two halves separating by the pressure of the water. If you use less water, you just get half-spheres joined by a sheet of ice. No, much better to just fill it as much as possible and then just snap the balls apart to use.

The actual results are good - they last a long time, people enjoy the novelty of them, and functionally...well, it's cold. A+ for ice, really. The problem is more one of accuracy - to create ice balls like those shown in the picture, you'd have to spend quite some time trimming what actually comes out - certainly you'd have to snap off all of the joining excess, and the 'stalk' from the filling point - but I guess if you were really that bothered, you could spend the time doing that.

For me though, it's a nice little change - not perfect, and I won't be using it too regularly, but it's worth the look on people's faces when you present them with what is, in effect, an ice boob.
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I purchased this silicone ice ball maker just days before a company asked me to review one of theirs – so I did. When the more expensive Bar Brat silicone tray arrived (was listed at nearly 20 quid) I compared the two and was quite surprised to see that they are identical with the exception that one has a white BB emblem on one side. The silicone moulding is the same, the colour is the same, the size of the ice balls is the same but the price is different.

How I found it to work :

Made from the popular rubbery silicone that many baking cases are now made from, this ice tray is in two parts to enable four total ice spheres to be made. It's quite simple to use, just fill the bottom tray (the one without the holes) with water to cover the half round moulds and about ¾ up the square part of the tray. Place the top part of the tray on top of the bottom and gently press down to make the flat parts of the tray meet. Some water will probably come out of the holes at the top of the tray but it doesn't matter a jot, just freeze it and discard when frozen or sponge it out of the tray before freezing. Pop it in the freezer for at least six hours and when squeezed, twisted and pulled apart you have four large spherical ice orbs.

An advantage of these frozen globes over smaller cubes is that drinks remain colder for longer because it takes longer for the single large chunk of ice to melt than several smaller ones. Your drinks will be less watered down as I find that it lasts longer than the drink does and they are far more attractive than common old square cubes. If you want to make an additional party piece, try adding mint leaves, raspberries or chop a lemon/lime slice into quarters and add to the water before freezing - they look really good in a Mojito or G&T.
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on 1 February 2017
Hmmmm, I want to LOVE these, cos not only are they really inexpensive, but when the results come out right, they're amazing.

It's very hard though to get perfect spheres, due to the nature of the material this is made out of.
It's soft and light, and is like an inverse clam shell, when the top slotting inside the bottom.
However when you fill these up, the top has a really annoying habit of lifting slightly, so there's extra water along the sides and the "sphere's" are flat at the top.

I managed to get this to work twice, and the results are lovely!! Just took a lot of time and effort.
Only get these if you're willing to keep trying!!
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on 24 March 2017
For the price these are good quality molds. Using them, however, is a little more tricky.

The trouble is that the mold splits in the middle so when you try to fill the spheres it splits the top and bottom halves, and water pours out the sides!

After trial and error, I've eventually resorted to a multi-stage process... Half fill the spheres and then freeze them. Once frozen you should be able to fill the upper half with water and then freeze again. I used a syringe from a children's Calpol bottle!
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on 15 January 2016
Good Ice Mold for the price

This mold is really good with big ball's of lce.

Its definitely good with Whiskey's, i had it for quite a while and i really like it.

The only thing to note here is, you dont exactly get a clean ball, rather the ball's are attached with a thin layer of ice which sits between the balls.

You have to do a little bit of cleaning before to put in a friends glass, but my friends really love it.

Excellent product to try. no issues with the material and quality.
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on 27 November 2015
A large sphere of ice is great to add a glass of Whisky, Gin or any other drink that you want cooling but not diluting. The large surface area of the ice sphere cools quickly before too much melts and spoils your drink.

The execution of creating ice balls however is flawed in the way that this silicone mound is too floppy to create a se and therefore your ice balls are mishapen or half-formed. The filling of the ice mound is difficult too as the filler holes on top are too small to actually be filler holes.
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on 15 February 2017
Prompt delivery. Surprisingly this works well, wasn't sure it would but the price justified taking a chance and I must say pleasantly surprised. Tried various ways of filling this mould and I suppose it's what ever works for you but I found by closing the mould and filling under a slow trickle from a water tap works for me.
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on 23 July 2016
I really don't understand some of the bad reviews I mean its not hard you pour water in hole put in freezer and round ice balls are made . its £2 and they DO work .
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on 24 December 2015
Already have a few single-sized moulds, so knew what I was expecting. Arrived just in time for party season, which was handy. When it arrived I washed it out in hot soapy water (had just ran a sinkfull so was good timing) before use (didn't say, but better safe than sorry).Produces 4 nicely sized ice balls, which I pop out and store in a resealable bag in the freezer - a bit fiddly until you get it sealed, but once you have the knack is quite easy.
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on 31 August 2016
If only you actually got round balls. you tend to get round balls with sticky-out edges where the water has run horizontally rather than being kept in a good sphere shape. What should be "wow" is a big "oh well, we tried".
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