The Quicksnap, invented by Graeme Davies (photo credit: Gizmag)

Came by this article about the Quicksnap on Gizmag (photo credit to them, obviously) via The Kitchn. This isn’t exactly new news but it seems one of the finalists in a design competition sponsored by Toyota IQ came up with this clever idea for an ice cube tray that has a simple snapping mechanism on the back.  This affords the ice cube inept (like me) a way to pop ice cubes out of a tray individually.

While it may seem cool, but not necessarily like a breakthrough development, for me, it is. Whenever I need to get ice cubes out of a tray for a drink, usually one or both of the following things happens:
– I twist and turn the tray, struggling to get the cubes out and eventually crack or tear the tray  with my Incredible Hulk-like strength OR
– I twist and turn the tray and nothing budges until all of a sudden EVERY ice cube flies out of the tray and all over my kitchen. I search the kitchen frantically for clean cubes to add to the one errant ice cube that actually managed to fall in the drink glass. Then I inevitably end up wiping crumbs, hairs, old band-aids, etc. off of the other ice cubes that sprayed all over my countertop and use them anyway.*

So, I salute you Graeme Davies (inventor) and the Quicksnap. If perchance you’re reading this, please let me know when and where I can buy it. I’d be happy to invite you over for some icy, non-hairy margaritas.

* Let this be a lesson to those who visit: Bring bags of ice with you. Also, put your own ice in your drinks. Or you could just buy me this tray…

One Thought on “ICE CUBES FOR IMBECILES, ALSO ME”

  • Oddly enough, both incidents also occur in our household. You can also remedy this by having your partner suggest buying a very expensive fridge item that creates the ice for you. (Hair is an optional button.)

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