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The Ice Orb

HillJ Feb 1, 2009 07:42 PM


As of today, this is my favorite kitchen gadget. Not only did Fusion Brands create an outstanding ice tray, vertical but it doubles as a cold storage container and wine chiller. The price is outstanding for such innovation and once you play the video, you'll be buying up the inventory!


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  1. Soop RE: HillJ Feb 2, 2009 02:44 AM

    pretty cool actually. Looks like 500ml of icecream would fit in there.

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      HillJ RE: Soop Feb 2, 2009 07:02 AM

      Soop the ice cream bucket that churns my homemade ice cream sits perfectly inside the Ice Orb cylinder saving me the trouble of transfering the ice cream and allowing me very easy storage.

      So far I've adapted the "orb" to store, transport and serve veggies with dip, ice cream and sorbets, deviled eggs (stacked), ice tea, iced coffee, all sorts of cold salads, wine, spirits. I've also made flavored ice cubes. Because the "orb" is self-contained I can easily store & transport flavored ice cubes and keep them separate from plain ice.

      I'm sure I'll discover a dozen more uses over time. I bought two more as gifts this morning. Something unique.

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        kattyeyes RE: HillJ Feb 3, 2009 02:45 PM

        How cool is this--literally--and how versatile! Thanks for sharing this. Now I want both this *and* the shark tea infuser I saw posted here the other day (did you see it?).

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          HillJ RE: kattyeyes Feb 3, 2009 03:05 PM

          I sure did, that shark infuser was a finalist in a design competition. A silver competition. So far, the infuser is not for sale, but I'm hoping the designer (from Argentina) will bring the unique infuser to market one day!

          As for the ice orb, I learned about it some time ago and then this past Sunday CBS Sunday morning did a news piece on "It's all about the ice" discussing ice hotels, ice sculpture, ice bars, ice barware and so forth and the ice orb was highlighted. It really is a versatile kitchen tool.

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            kattyeyes RE: HillJ Feb 3, 2009 03:24 PM

            That's too strange. I watch CBS Sunday Morning fairly faithfully and even remember seeing that ice segment this week, but must have gotten distracted at some point as I don't recall the ice orb at all. Very cool indeed--glad you posted it.

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              HillJ RE: kattyeyes Feb 3, 2009 03:32 PM

              If you'd like to follow up, go to the CBS Sunday Morning website for links & followups by date and you'll find the entire news piece there.

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                kattyeyes RE: HillJ Feb 3, 2009 04:30 PM

                I just watched again. I must be losing it--I still didn't see the ice orb in that segment, but one will be in my freezer in the near future regardless. Nice chatting with ya! ;)

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                  HillJ RE: kattyeyes Feb 3, 2009 04:34 PM


                  Midway down the page is the piece/links. Hope that helps.
                  Nice chatting w/you too.

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      HillJ RE: HillJ Mar 2, 2009 05:59 AM

      We gave an ice orb with champagne as a winter wedding present and guests at the wedding are still calling us about it. I thought it would be a fun present for a young couple but I had no idea it would be a hit with so many people.

      So, I thought for anyone looking for an affordable, creative wedding gift.....

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        TxTee RE: HillJ May 13, 2009 07:58 PM

        Please tell me the ice just falls out when you tip it - like in the video. Please?

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          HillJ RE: TxTee May 14, 2009 06:08 AM

          After the water fill has turned to cubes and you lift the lid of the Ice Orb, compress the walls of the plastic container with your hands and the cubes dislodge from the side walls. Works great!

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