I have a problem with my hands and I thought that as this was silicone, it would be easy to get the cubes out with a twist, but the pockets are so deep that you have to push the bottoms up to get the cube out. I think this is more useful for freezing baby food or small portion sauces etc. We are using it but it's not easy to get the cubes out. The size though does mean that you don't need so many! Takes up a lot of space in the freezer too.