Wednesday, October 6, 2010

One Small Green Change: Silicone Ice Cube Trays

This month’s One Small Green Change is to switch from plastic ice cube trays to silicone ice cube trays.

Silicone is synthetic but it is considered safe because it does not contain BPA or phthalates. While the cold in my freezer makes the transfer of possible (and probable) BPA in my old plastic ice cube trays very low the silicone ice cube trays make it zero.


After seeing Dollar Store Crafts posted some killer silicone ice cube trays to use as sugar molds; I figured it was high time I made the switch to something I knew that was safer. I stalked my Dollar Tree for three weeks to get Blitzkrieg silicone skull ice cube trays because when you have a one eyed pirate dog like Blitzkrieg every day is Talk Like a Pirate Day! (It’s more of a lifestyle choice for us, really.)


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Ahoy!

What I really like about the silicone trays, other than them being BPA free, is that the skull ice cube trays make slightly smaller ice cubes. Blitzkrieg likes to cool down from a walk on a hot summer day with an ice cube or two and my new silicone trays make the perfect Pekingese size ice cube.


2 BPA Free Ice Cube Options


If you need a cube of ice, for example when freezing fresh herbs for cooking, there are BPA free ice cube trays. 

The Tovolo Perfect Cube Silicone Ice Cube Tray is silicone.

Tovolo Perfect Cube Silicone Ice Cube Trays, Set of 2, Dark Blue
Silicone ice cube trays

If you want to skip the plastic altogether there are Stainless Steel Ice Cube trays that are an update from the classic (and coated with BPA) aluminum ice cube tray.

Stainless Steel Ice Cube Tray - BPA Free
Stainless steel ice cube tray

Since my purchase, I’ve been obsessed with silicone ice cube trays. I found a bunch of options that are much more fun than boring cube!


6 BPA FREE and Fun! Ice Cube Tray Options


You can help count one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor at your next party with this silicone number ice cube tray.

Numbers make it easy to keep track of your cubes

This Heart Silicone Ice Cube Tray would be cute if you made frozen fruit juice ice cubes or used it as a jello mold for Valentine’s Day or any day you want to show a little more love. 

Lekue Silicone Ice Cube Tray, Heart
Hearts! Awww…


Relieve those 8 bit video game days (without the rainbow colored legwarmers) with the Space Invaders silicone ice cube tray

Fred and Friends Ice Invaders
Big 80's hair optional

If I saw the skull and cross bone silicone ice cube tray first, I would have bought it online instead of stalking Dollar Tree.

Fred Bone Chillers Ice Cube Tray
 Heck, I just might! Nothing’s too twisted for my little doggie me


Why didn’t these come out sooner? A silicone ice cube tray that makes  water bottle ice cubes. Genius!

BOTTLE ICE CUBE TRAYS (SET OF 2)
Long and skinny ice cubes that fit in a water bottle.


Use the brain silicone ice cube tray to confuse zombie guests and give new meaning to the phrase, “brain freeze.”

Fred & Friends Brain Freeze Ice Cube Tray
Ice braaaaaiiiins!

Or get tropical with the Fred & Friends Stone Cold silicone Ice tray.

Fred & Friends Stone Cold Ice Trays
Easter Island in your cup?

My October One Small Green Change is safe and it certainly isn’t boring. Who says being green can’t be fun too? Not me!

Are you concerned about using plastic ice cube trays? Do you plan on replacing them or are you going to keep them?

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