Ice cubes

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by winds-of-change, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Store bought, cylindrical with a hole through it.

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  2. Any store bought, bagged cubes will do.

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  3. My freezer makes my ice cubes for me.

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  4. I make my own ice cubes with the faucet water and ice cube trays.

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  5. Who cares? This has got to be the dumbest poll I've seen on FTF.

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  1. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I always have ice cubes available at my house. I buy the bagged ice from the store. When I make my own ice cubes, there's always these weird floaty things in the drink when the cubes melt. Must be mineral deposits in my water. I almost always have a big mug of water with lots of ice in it with me. I usually drink it through a straw.

    I prefer the cylindrical ice cubes with the hole through the middle. More surface area to cool your beverage and they just seem like a higher quality ice cube. In a pinch, I'll buy a bag of just the cubed ice cubes. At work, the ice machines on the medical floors have crushed ice, which I don't particularly like. They have crushed ice so they can make ice packs for patients who need it. The cafeteria and kitchen have nice, restaurant quality ice cubes in a machine. The kitchen people let me come in and help myself to their ice and their great filtered water whenever I want at night.

    How do you like your ice cubes?
     
  2. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    The option I want is not available. I like store-bought ice the most because of its clarity, but I HATE the stuff with holes in it because, when you pour your liquid onto the ice in your glass, it inevitably hits one or more of those holes and splashes out of the glass. I HATE that.

    My wife stops at Sonic all the time just to buy their ice....it's crushed.
     

  3. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I like to bum from my brother-in-law's shop icemaker; it makes teeny lil cubettes like at Sonic. Apparently, diesel mechanic work is thirsty work.
     
  4. KABAR2

    KABAR2 New Member

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    Used to buy ice or make it with trays......
    Now have new Fridge/Freezer it does it for me....
    I like mine crushed.
     
  5. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    I love that ice too, I wish I could find a home unit that would make it.
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Hmmm........I've never had Sonic ice cubes.

    Lon, I have never had a 'splash back' from pouring my drink into a glass with my cylindrical ice cubes with the holes. But watch, next time I pour a drink into a glass of my cubes, it's going to happen. LOL
     
  7. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Oh, just wait, they'll get ya!

    But now that you used the word "cylindrical," I should clarify. I have no quarrel with the cylindrical cubes, it's the square ones with little cups on two opposite sides that I hate!
     
  8. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Hmmm......I've not seen those. I like the cylindrical ones with the hole all the way through the middle.

    It's all about surface area with those funky shaped cubes.
     
  9. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    I prefer post-NWA Ice CUbe......

    Sonic ice cures cancer.
     
  10. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    All right, I'm going to have to try Sonic ice cubes. Do you just go to a Sonic restaurant and order a bag of ice?

    What the heck is "post-NWA"?
     
  11. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    My dear, please.......it's crushed.....not cubes! :D

    And yep, just get it at the drive-through. Do they have Sonic where you are?
     
  12. Ploofy

    Ploofy New Member

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    WoC, I love you. You bring a much needed dose of estrogen to this forum.
     
  13. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    NWA was a rap group. Ice Cube was a member. Yes the Ice Cube who spends much of his time acting now.

    WoC, try an inline filter on your feed line to the fridge. The are available at most big box stores.
     
  14. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Won't do me any good. I don't have any water going to my fridge. :D I just have one of those basic fridges that the bottom half keeps the food cold and the top half keeps food frozen. It doesn't do anything else. If I make ice cubes in my freezer I fill ice cube trays from the tap. And even though I have a filter on my tap, it still gets floaties in the cubes. *shrugs*
     
  15. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    WoC, Wally World or some grocery stores have a kiosk for water. Take a jug and make some cubes from that.

    Some refrigerators allow for the crushed ice option. Ours doesn't.

    What I hate is having a few "slices" of ice (that is how mine makes them), and when using the water dispenser, the water sprays when filling the glass.
     
  16. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    Im not picky. I just use the ice that the freezer makes.
     
  17. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    My freezer makes the cubes; but, the city water from TAP and compared to Glacier dispensed water, the city water has floaters! :eek:
     
  18. mrm14

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  19. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Okay, you guys piqued my interest. I stopped at a Sonic and bought a bag of ice from them. Now........to make some iced tea with it............:cool:
     
  20. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Hmmm......I think I like the cylindrical, hole in the middle ice cubes better than Sonic's. :eek: They melt too fast. But hey, I'm open to suggestions.