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The Perfect Ice Cube

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Does anyone have any special techniques for creating the perfect ice cube? I have a favorite glass and would love to create the perfect cube. I know it might seem silly, but the ice my fridge makes is ugly.

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tdelling

>Does anyone have any special techniques for creating the perfect ice cube?

1) Shape - it's remarkably difficult to find ice cube trays that will produce ice

with a really great shape. All I can say is to think of this as a long-term

project... it might take years to find the right tray.

2) Clarity - Conventional wisdom says that there are two things that make

ice cloudy: bubbles and dissolved salts. You can get rid of the bubbles

for the most part by degassing the water before you make ice with it.

The easiest way to do that is to boil it. As soon as the water is cool enough

to go in the ice tray and into the freezer, stick it in. As to dissolved salts:

start with the cleanest water you can get: distilled, reverse osmosis, or

de-ionized.

3) Ultimate perfection - make friends with an ice sculptor! They are always

very interesting people, and are surprisingly easy to bribe with bourbon.

Tim

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