Many people today only use ice trays in the conventional way – to make ice cubes. But, with the almost endless uses these common household items have, it’s surprising that the versatile and inexpensive ice cube tray is not used more often.
Here are just a handful of the many ways you can use an ice tray, in addition to just making ice:
- Freeze herbs in olive oil so the herbs don’t go bad. Oregano, rosemary, thyme, and sage work best for this, and the ratio for each cube should be 1/3 olive oil, 2/3 herbs.
- Make coffee ice cubes to avoid watered-down iced coffee. Simply pour cooled coffee into the tray and freeze.
- Make crayons out of old, broken ones. You can melt the old crayons down in a pot on the stove, or in the tray itself, if it is made of silicone. Either way, pour the melted crayons into the tray and let harden. You can even find silicone trays in fun shapes!
- Use the trays as storage for crafting supplies. This is a great way to keep buttons, pushpins, and other small craft supplies organized and out of the way.
- Make perfectly-molded sushi. Ice trays make the perfect size, and your friends and family will surely be impressed by how expertly your sushi is rolled.
There are seemingly unlimited ways to use ice trays. Whether you’re freezing foods so they don’t go bad or using them for crafting purposes, ice trays are always good items to keep handy. And, thanks to the abundance of cabinet space at One 51 Place, you’ll have plenty of places to store your ice cube trays when they aren’t being used.
The kitchens aren’t the only spacious areas of our apartments for rent in Alachua, FL. With ample bedroom, bathroom, closet, and living space in each unit, our apartments make the perfect homes for a wide variety of individuals. If you are not yet a resident of our community, call One 51 Place today, or swing by our leasing office to take a guided tour of our luxurious property.