Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Infernal Innovations' Ice Sphere Mold: Review



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 Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

 Infernal Innovations is a relatively new company that manufactures unique, lifestyle-centered products. They began with automotive accessories and are expanding their inventory to include affordable and innovative products for the home. 

Right now, Infernal Innovations carries three products: the Mountster SR Headrest Tablet Mount, the Mountster 2.0 CD Slot Phone Mount, and Premium Ice Sphere Molds. This review will focus on the Premium Ice Sphere Molds.

Infernal Innovations' Ice Sphere Molds are the perfect kitchen accessory, and are truly a new spin on the standard ice cube tray. They come in a package of two and produce a 2.5" ice ball. Each Ice Sphere Mold is made of BPA-free, durable plastic and has an orange silicone top that fits into the plastic base. The two molds can be stacked on top of each other, which saves freezer space. These molds are dishwasher safe, and contain grooves in their lids to catch excess water, preventing potential leaks. 






Why choose Infernal Innovations' Ice Sphere Mold over an ice-cube tray?

There are many benefits. First of all, one ice ball is the equivalent of almost six regular ice cubes. Using an ice ball reduces the surface area of the ice, drastically prolonging the time it takes for the ice to melt. This has a few advantages. One, you can go outside on a hot, summer day with your drink and not have to worry about your drink warming up quickly, or having to go back inside to get more ice cubes. Two, you don't have to worry about your drink becoming diluted. You can now cool down your juice, your wine, or your scotch without having the taste altered. If you are making a pitcher of lemonade for guests, you can put in a few ice balls and be set for the whole party. 

Infernal Innovations' Ice Sphere Molds are stylish and unique, and the ice balls that they create give your drink a very "classy" touch. You can fill them with regular tap water (they may be a bit cloudy), but if you boil your water first or use purified or distilled water, you can get completely clear ice balls which look great for events. Guests will be impressed! Each ice ball will get an Infernal Innovations' flame logo imprinted when frozen. As you can see in the how-to video below, you can even get creative with what you are freezing. Instead of freezing water, try freezing juice, or adding fruit to your water to make a cocktail even more fancy. The Ice Sphere Molds are incredibly easy to use -- you just have to follow these simple directions:

  1. Fill molds to the clearly indicated fill line.
  2. Gently lower the silicone cap into the plastic base.
  3. If you are using both molds at once, stack them in your freezer and let them sit for 4-6 hours.
  4. After 4-6 hours, run each mold under warm tap water on all sides.
  5. Pull up on the silicone cap by pulling on the tabs.
  6. Squeeze the sides of the mold to release the ice ball into your glass.

 
 
 

 
The best part? There is a 100% money-back guarantee and warranty on Infernal Innovations' Ice Sphere Molds, so you know that they stand behind the quality of their product. You have nothing to lose by purchasing the molds. Right now, on Amazon, the molds are on sale for $9.99, down from the list price of $24.99. You can also purchase the Infernal Innovations' Ice Sphere Molds (two-pack) on their website, here, for $16.99.

I was lucky enough to receive a two-pack of Infernal Innovations' Ice Sphere Molds for the purpose of this review. I have always used regular ice cube trays, so I was interested in trying something different. I never put ice cubes in my juice, wine, or cocktails, because I find that (especially on a hot day), the ice cubes really dilute my drink and change the flavor. Nobody likes watered-down alcohol! I don't have this problem as much with soda. Now that summer is in full swing and the days are getting hotter, I am glad that I have these ice sphere molds. 
 
 


 


 
 
They really work wonderfully. The directions are easy enough to follow, and the two molds stack in your freezer and stand up well on their own. Although they take a little longer than standard ice cubes to freeze, it is worth the extra time. The ice balls come out of the mold relatively easy -- I ran mine under hot water and it took me about 30 seconds of squeezing to get it to come out. Using tap water, mine weren't even that cloudy, and I'm sure they look perfectly clear with distilled water. As you can see from the pictures, I tested my first ice ball out in a wine glass with some Bailey's. Like I said, I never put ice with alcohol, so I usually have to put all of my alcohol in the fridge before I drink it. Since I hadn't opened the Bailey's yet, it was in the cupboard, so I was really putting the Ice Sphere Mold to the test. The Bailey's become cold almost immediately, and I finished my drink long before the ice ball melted. It was about 70 degrees today, and our apartment gets pretty hot. The ice ball looked nice in the wine glass...unfortunately I don't have any tumbler-type glasses that the ice ball would fit in. I expected my drink to be somewhat diluted still, but it really wasn't. Now I can save fridge space by leaving my alcohol in the cupboard, and I can bring juice with me outside or to the beach. I can't wait to use the Ice Sphere Mold to cool down pitchers at a picnic, camping, or when we host a party outdoors. I think these make the perfect gift for someone who loves to entertain, or for the person who has everything. These are great for both children and adults alike. You won't be disappointed! 
 


Interested in learning more about Infernal Innovations and their products? Check out the links below:

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. 

21 comments:

  1. Good to know. Thanks for sharing

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  2. This is fun to use for a party..

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  3. Fascinating. I love the look of the spheres and how easy to use this product seems to be. It looks like a fun addition to your next dinner party.

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  4. Super cool! (pun intended) I bet those would be great at the pool!

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  5. I really like the idea of the ice sphere.

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  6. Those are really cool. I can think of so many ideas to make with these!!

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  7. How cool is that! I feel like there would need to be a series of molds or a mold maker for it to be worth it.

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  8. Here is a recipe from Ice Sphere Tech
    Absinthe

    1 pt Vodka
    2 tsp. Wormwood , crumbled 2 tsp. Anise seeds, crumbled 1/2 tsp. Fennel seeds
    4 Cardamom , pods 1/2 tsp. Coriander , ground
    2 tsp. Angelica root , chopped

    Mixing instructions:
    Steep wormwood in vodka for 48 hours. Remove, add the rest and steep for one week.
    Age. This is illegal in some countries!

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