I make ice for my drinks by filling a plastic ice cube tray with boiled water and putting it in the freezer overnight.
The problem is it takes a considerable amount of effort (more than I would like) to extract the ice cubes from the tray. I use two methods:
- Twist the ice cube tray along its longest axis. It works to an extent, usually around 50% of the cubes are loosen. I don't want to twist it too much as I'm afraid that the plastic may break.
- For the remaining cubes, I turn the tray over and bang it repeatedly on the kitchen table.
It usually takes around 3~5 minutes, 8~15 twists and 20~40 bands to remove all 16 cubes from the tray. Sometimes one or two cubes get stuck even after this process, and I will give up and just wait for it to melt.
Is there a way to extract all cubes easily?