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« on: 19/03/2007 15:08:51 »
Dear Sirs/Madames/Flora & Fauna,

I am extremely wealthy !....and because of my despicable wealth I can afford TWO ice cube trays !

One is your bog standard hard plastic variety which makes wonderful ice cubes worthy of my cocoa cola joy and luff !

The other is one of those rubber jobbies which is very flexible and makes for popping the ice cubes out very easy !

the thing is...the rubber one imparts a ' rubber' flavour  to the ice cubes !!...why is this ?.......is there really rubber ice cube tray luff in my ice cubes !! ?
« Last Edit: 19/03/2007 15:23:17 by neilep »


 

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« Reply #1 on: 19/03/2007 15:44:32 »
OOOOH, That does not sound promising... I wonder why that is. Are they new? If so wash them several times and see if that helps.. Now I honestly have never seen a rubber Ice cube tray! LOL Thats new to me, Is it made of the same stuff those rubbery pans and cookware are made from?? The new stuff! Have you seen it?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 19/03/2007 16:05:03 »
I'll take piccys for you to see...
 

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« Reply #3 on: 19/03/2007 16:17:40 »
Les Ice Cubes de la trays !






 

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« Reply #4 on: 19/03/2007 16:32:33 »
They look like the same material as the cookware. That you can bake in. Those are kind of cool!! Never seen them before. The rubber ones that is!  I have a ice maker these days so it is at the door upon request, which I have been addicted to I must say!
 Do you think it could be something that will disappear with age??( The rubbery taste, and I don't mean your age!) LOL
 

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« Reply #5 on: 19/03/2007 17:10:25 »
They look like the same material as the cookware. That you can bake in. Those are kind of cool!! Never seen them before. The rubber ones that is!  I have a ice maker these days so it is at the door upon request, which I have been addicted to I must say!
 Do you think it could be something that will disappear with age??( The rubbery taste, and I don't mean your age!) LOL

I dunno !!  *does shoulder raising movement*...I'm the one asking the question !!  :) ;)
 

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« Reply #6 on: 19/03/2007 17:11:35 »
Growing up on the other part of town to Neil, we can not afford posh rubber ice cube trays  [:-'(]. So i have handy ice cube bags, which are also great for cola.



but i have the last laugh, because mine do not taste of rubber or plastic
 

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« Reply #7 on: 19/03/2007 17:17:02 »
I have some of those plastic indiviual cubes that never melt into your soda, they stay enclosed in the plastic, is that what is in your bag Paul?

They look like the same material as the cookware. That you can bake in. Those are kind of cool!! Never seen them before. The rubber ones that is!  I have a ice maker these days so it is at the door upon request, which I have been addicted to I must say!
 Do you think it could be something that will disappear with age??( The rubbery taste, and I don't mean your age!) LOL

I dunno !!  *does shoulder raising movement*...I'm the one asking the question !!  :) ;)

I knew when I made that post EWE were going to reply Just like That!!!! LOL LOL  HUGS YOU!! LOL
 

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« Reply #8 on: 19/03/2007 17:20:24 »
did you get them free with an alcoholic beverage? i see them at christmas time sold in that way.

no, they are bog standard plastic bags with individual sections. you just open the top, fill via the tap and hay presto........
 

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« Reply #9 on: 19/03/2007 17:27:08 »
Wow I have never seen those before around here. Maybe They do have em, I have just not seen them.. I haven't seen a lot of things! LOL!!
 

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« Reply #10 on: 19/03/2007 17:34:10 »
Wow I have never seen those before around here. Maybe They do have em, I have just not seen them.. I haven't seen a lot of things! LOL!!

Opening your eyes is well advised for you to be able to see lots of things !!..LOL


Yep...we have the plastic bag thingies too....they are *pun intended* well cool !!!
 

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« Reply #11 on: 19/03/2007 17:42:11 »

Yep...we have the plastic bag thingies too....they are *pun intended* well cool !!!

oh, i thought you would!    ;)
 

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« Reply #12 on: 19/03/2007 17:49:47 »

Yep...we have the plastic bag thingies too....they are *pun intended* well cool !!!

oh, i thought you would!    ;)




LOL...I had better instigate one of my mental breakdowns so that my erratic behaviour becomes less predictable !!
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« Reply #13 on: 19/03/2007 17:58:17 »
Wow I have never seen those before around here. Maybe They do have em, I have just not seen them.. I haven't seen a lot of things! LOL!!

Opening your eyes is well advised for you to be able to see lots of things !!..LOL


Yep...we have the plastic bag thingies too....they are *pun intended* well cool !!!

OH MY I think my eyes are open now.. I think!! I hope..LOL

Well I see You two are quite funny!LOL!
 

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« Reply #14 on: 24/03/2007 13:45:49 »
I was really hoping that I might have an answer by now.

The rubber ice tray is in perfect condition ...it is not split or ' breaking down '...but the ice from it has a distinct rubbery taste !

Clearly it is picking up some of the rubber stuff!!
 

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« Reply #15 on: 24/03/2007 14:06:45 »
http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:F4k5h9OBVvwJ:www.haroldimport.com/web_content/HIC_pressPDF/043003_harold_signs_lekue.pdf+silicon+ice+cube+trays+taste&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=5
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Harold Signs Agreement with Lékué of SpainAPRIL 30, 2003 — Harold Import Company has reached an agreement with Lékué of Spain to distribute their flexible silicone bakeware and ice cube trays to the US retail market. Lékué uses a platinum silicone process versus the peroxide silicone process used by certain non-European manufacturers of silicone bakeware. The platinum silicone process removes all residues from the product. Peroxide silicone has a variable percentage of peroxides still present after manufacturing that may affect taste and odor. Lékué's sophisticated manufacturing techniques allow them to use the more expensive platinum silicone and still offer pricing that is at or below the peroxide silicone product. This combination of quality and pricing has allowed Lékué to become the world's largest seller of flexible
silicone bakeware.

So Chances are Neil, that your ice cube trays were probably made in China or elsewhere outside the EU.

Personally I hate silicon trays, you can never get the cubes out and I find that they do smell and taste quite a bit.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 24/03/2007 15:24:09 »
Thank you so much Meg ..I really appreciate your answer.

Actually, the rubber/silicon tray was made in Spain..

I think I'll chuck it.....though I doubt I'm being poisoned by it but they taste awful.

Thanks Meg
 

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