Joined: Jul 20, 2008
From: Port Saint Lucie, FL
|Posted: 2011-04-13 12:36 am  Permalink|
One other thing about ice machine ice vs. home ice. I used to own a small whirlpool ice machine. The unit would freeze a sheet of ice on the evaporator, then go into defrost, which caused the sheet to slide off on to a cutting grid of resistance wires which cut the sheet into cubes as it melted through and into the bin. It made beautiful clear cubes, put them in a glass and fill with water and you couldn't see them.....however they were hard as rocks. If I put them into my electric ice crusher, they would jam it everytime. So, I had to still use trays for ice for crushed and blender drinks. I just got over the pretty ice and sold it and use tray ice for everything now.
Edit: Just noticed the ice balls... Notice that the japanese unit makes clear bulbs, while the Makers Mark makes cloudy ones. Basically the same thing as the ice machine vs. tray ice. The clear balls are solid ice, while the cloudy ones are the ones that froze on the outside and the inside cracked up during freezing since the outside froze first. If you gotta have pretty ice, you gotta pay more.
[ This Message was edited by: howlinowl 2011-04-13 00:42 ]