Cracked, crushed or cubed?

December 29, 2009

Cooking, Gadget

Brad was going to have some orange juice the other day. He got out some ice and started to do this ninja thwack on them with the back of a spoon as he held each cube.

Me- (Dodging ice shards) What are you doing?

Brad – Crushing ice. (Dodging ice shards)

Me – You’ll put your eye out. We have an ice crusher.

Lloyd – We do?

Me – We used to have two.

Lloyd – Huh. (Back to his video game, oblivious to the shards.)

Yes, during our regular thrift-store-shopping days, we used to be ice crusher-rich. They’re pretty nifty devices. The other one was a wall-mounted model but we got rid of it before we moved into this house. Good thing, too – there’s no telling where I might have put it.

I got the tabletop model out. The teeth are very danger-y looking.

Fine or coarse?  They'll turn out the same.

You load it up with ice, close the lid, turn the crank, and a few noisy seconds later…..

I didn't clean it for Brad to use, but I cleaned it for the photo.

viola‘! Crushed ice and a stronger bicep! Take that, Brad’s fancy fridge!

Tiny bits ready to ruin your molars.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “Cracked, crushed or cubed?”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Mmm… crushed ice… I love it! So does my dentist.


  2. Beth Said on:

    I get jibblies thinking of chewing ice. *jibblie*


  3. Curt Said on:

    That is a cool machine. I like it.

    Why is chewing ice bad for your teeth anyway?


  4. Lloyd Said on:

    It sort of makes me feel sorry for the ice.


  5. Amy Said on:

    Man I almost an old one for making slushies … I wish I had! oh well!


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