View Poll Results: Is Rollo crazy for rinsing ice cube trays?

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    Rinsing Ice Cube Trays? POLL

    my husband thinks I'm crazy, when, on occasion, I rinse out an empty ice cube tray and let it dry before adding more water and putting back in freezer.

    Am I?
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    This is what happens when it's too damn hot to ride. People find some insane ways to entertain themselves.

    Ice cube trays are automatically self-rinsing. What on Earth are you rinsing out??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    This is what happens when it's too damn hot to ride. People find some insane ways to entertain themselves.

    Ice cube trays are automatically self-rinsing. What on Earth are you rinsing out??
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    I have to say, that is the craziest thing I've encountered today. But in fairness, it's only 8:25.
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    a short story

    once upon a time I was moving from one state to another. Mom and Dad agreed to help with the move as far as driving cars etc. Mom was at the beginning stages of Alzheimer disease and her hygiene had slipped a bit and was not washing hands after using the bathroom. Bottom line is she brought water in a cooler type container with ice in it. You guessed it, i got poopy pants from drinking the water repeatedly (did not put 1+1 together yet). She handled the ice, ice contaminated=poopy pants.

    So I am now ALWAYS leary of situations where the ice is in a bucket at a party and people reach in and grab cubes out or coolers of ice with drinks in them and people are reaching in bare handed to grab out ala all beer commercials.

    I fixed this problem at my house last week. NEW FRIDGE WITH ICE MAKING CAPABILITY, WILL THAT BE CUBED OR CRUSHED? I'm lovin' every minute of it!

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    So you're just rinsing and not washing with soap and water?
    Is the water you're rinsing with cleaner than the water you filled the trays with to make ice?

    Unless you're making ice cubes from juice, rum, etc. you're just wasting time and water.

    If you had an automatic ice maker, would you shut off the water supply, unbolt the thing to remove it from the freezer, and rinse it out every time it made ice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post

    If you had an automatic ice maker, would you shut off the water supply, unbolt the thing to remove it from the freezer, and rinse it out every time it made ice?
    Now that would be a cool weekly project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post

    Blah blah

    making ice cubes from juice, rum, etc.

    yadda yadda

    I know what I'm doing tonight.

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    terry's bored....


    (This thread is screaming to be hijacked)

    so how's that bosque fire near you? had some scary moments?
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    Quote Originally Posted by terry b View Post
    Now that would be a cool weekly project.
    You have a weird ( ) definition of cool. Or just too much time on your hands.

    I could think of 101 other projects I'd rather do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry b View Post
    Now that would be a cool weekly project.
    rum popsicles would be more cooler.

    Oh.

    I see what you did there.

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    It's too hot in Arizona for ice. The best we can hope for is tepid water, but pouring that into a drink doesn't really cool it off, it just waters it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theBreeze View Post

    so how's that bosque fire near you? had some scary moments?
    More or less under control. It's out on our side of the river, mostly contained on the Sandia side.

    It was close to us, but there isn't a lot of fuel between there and here. No danger felt. We did drive down to get a look and it was not nice.
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    I vote this The Most inconsequential Lownge Poll Ever.

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    The ice cubes water down your water?


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    I rinse mine out sometimes. Since I'm reaching in with my hands and my freezer isn't always perfectly neat, stuff sometimes get in with the ice cubes. I don't wait for it to dry before refilling it though.

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    Run 'em through the dishwasher every so often.

    Regularly rise no.
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    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    BTW just because you may or may not be crazy doesn't mean you are wrong.

    The two are not directly related.
    Quote Originally Posted by the_dude
    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    no dishwasher to run them through

    the good news is T-2 weeks until I move into a condo with a dishwasher AND an automatic ice cube machine.


    P.S. I have an inherent distrust of the auto ice cube and water dispenser, so I may not be a reliable source for non-craziness.

    Quote Originally Posted by MB1 View Post
    Run 'em through the dishwasher every so often.

    Regularly rise no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socialb View Post
    no dishwasher to run them through

    the good news is T-2 weeks until I move into a condo with a dishwasher AND an automatic ice cube machine.


    P.S. I have an inherent distrust of the auto ice cube and water dispenser, so I may not be a reliable source for non-craziness.

    not crazy.

    rep for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTDave View Post
    I know what I'm doing tonight.
    Not making rum ice cubes... unless you seriously water it down or have some liquid nitrogen you need to use up. Of course the LN2 cubes would have to be used right away, they'll just melt in the freezer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LWP View Post
    Not making rum ice cubes... unless you seriously water it down or have some liquid nitrogen you need to use up. Of course the LN2 cubes would have to be used right away, they'll just melt in the freezer.
    24 proof liquor freezes at -6.7C (20F)
    64 proof liquor freezes at -23.33C (-10F)
    84 proof liquor freezes at -34.44C (-30F)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    24 proof liquor freezes at -6.7C (20F)
    64 proof liquor freezes at -23.33C (-10F)
    84 proof liquor freezes at -34.44C (-30F)
    Okay. Now pour some rum in a container, stick it in your kitchen freezer and let me know when you have rum cubes. My homemade Limoncello is ~30 proof. It's been in the freezer for almost 6 months. Still not the slightest hint of ice in it. Tasty though.

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    We don't do ice cubes here. When we did, we would empty the tray, rinse the tray and fill the tray in one swell foop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LWP View Post
    Okay. Now pour some rum in a container, stick it in your kitchen freezer and let me know when you have rum cubes. My homemade Limoncello is ~30 proof. It's been in the freezer for almost 6 months. Still not the slightest hint of ice in it. Tasty though.
    Get a freezer that goes down to 0/-10 and you should be able to freeze 40 proof.
    Or mix in a little juice to get your proof down to 20 proof.

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