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Vision
07-19-2004, 20:03
Anyone have one of these? My ice is in large cubes from trays. I'd like to be able to sip from some crushed ice. I'm thinking one that allows for adjustable courseness would be best.

gr8erdane
07-19-2004, 20:10
You can pick one up at any Sears, Walmart, KMart etc. Here in Missouri we call them hammers. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/smilielol.gif

Vision
07-19-2004, 21:09
I was thinking of something a touch easier to work with...

gr8erdane
07-20-2004, 01:04
All kidding aside, take your ice, wrap it in a clean kitchen towel holding it bunched up in the middle and smack it with the side of the hammer on a sturdy surface like a cutting board until there are no big lumps. A lot cheaper than one of those electric models and just as efficient. I say hit it with the side because it will spread the impact area over more of the ice and give you a more uniform crushing. Just a tip from an ex-restaurant prep cook who did this on a nightly basis.

Paradox
07-20-2004, 02:06
Retro Ice Crusher (http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=185198), but it costs quite a bit more than the hammer idea. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif

tdelling
07-20-2004, 08:57
I've used one of these "retro ice crushers", and I think they're
pretty neat. A friend has one, and he uses it for his retro-themed
cocktail parties. The mechanism is pretty simple, but it works nicely.
You can sometimes get actual 1950s crushers on ebay. And I think
I saw a less expensive one at Bed, Bath, and Behind.

Tim Dellinger

Vision
07-20-2004, 19:33
My post just isn't as satisfying after the moderator edit Dane:)


I was wondering about those crank models, I may try one.
Thanks

Vision
08-04-2004, 19:58
So I picked up a sweet one. Has different levels of coarseness.

ratcheer
08-05-2004, 15:24
I have one somewhere, but I haven't seen it in years.

Tim

dhooch
08-09-2004, 18:10
The Party Source (I think there are a number of these super stores around the country) has these for about $25.00, give or take. I have one and they work well for me. I don't like the large chunks of ice in my stiff drinks, if I can help it. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif