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The Best Ice-Cube Trays on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)

And while we’ve written about lots ice-making contraptions before — including tools that make the best ice, one editor’s favorite ice tray, the best ice machines, and dog-shaped ice trays — here we’ve rounded up the best ice-cube trays, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.

Best-rated ice-cube tray

Tovolo Leak-Free Sphere Ice Molds with Tight Silicone Sea
$10

For people who want to elevate their drinks by straying from the typical square ice cube, Amazon reviewers have given this spherical ice-cube tray more than 3,000 five-star reviews. “If you like whiskey on the rocks then you should get it,” writes one. “You would be surprised how many guests comment on the spheres when I bust them out. These spherical ice cube makers overall are a lot of fun. They’re pretty cheap and I really wish I purchased them a few years ago.” Another reviewer also notes how fun the mold is, but ultimately just loves how easy it is. He explains, “these round ice cube molds are very easy to use and clean. The large round cubes pop right out of the mold after a quick rinse under warm water.” Others feel the ice lasts longer and take less time to freeze. “These bad boys turn out perfectly round spheres of ice that chill a glass of the brown stuff nicely, while dissolving slow enough to last through a second pour (don’t you judge me, internet),” one writes. “They go in the freezer, and in a few hours you’re ready to enjoy.”

Best-rated (less expensive) ice-cube tray