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Metal ice cube trays with levers
Metal Ice cube trays

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Posted by GlenEllyn at 8:04 pm (PDT) on Wed November 1, 2017   
I now own two vintage ice trays like these.  They're great and I've learned the secret is to take them out of the freezer and let them sit for about ten minutes.  It makes releasing the cubes a breeze.
Posted by Bob Matthews at 11:19 am (PDT) on Sun October 22, 2017   
Remember the ice-shattering sound the metal tray made when you yanked that handle?
Posted by freddo30 at 11:52 am (PDT) on Wed March 23, 2016   
Ours were made by Mirro and lasted for decades.
Posted by Moofies at 5:32 am (PST) on Sat January 5, 2013   
I still have my mother's from one of our old fridges as a child.  I used it up until I got an icemaker in the freezer.  This one was a double tray.  Lots of cubes.
Posted by GlenEllyn at 4:41 pm (PDT) on Sat June 16, 2012   
We had this same kind, too. I wish they still made them because most of the plastic ones today are just junk. No, I don't have an ice-maker in my fridge. I've always thought ice cubes from an ice-maker taste a little off.
Posted by Eubean at 12:02 pm (PDT) on Tue April 17, 2012   
My father would repeatedly break off the lever in frustration with his big mitts. You could get mild frostbite trying to free the cubes.
Posted by paktype at 4:32 pm (PDT) on Wed March 14, 2012   
OMG, my mom had these in her old Hotpoint fridge in the early '70s! I haven't thought about them for years. I used to pretend that the lever was a stick shift in my sports car. LOL
Posted by SUBSURF at 10:13 am (PDT) on Fri June 17, 2011   
I still have one. It's a double wide one, makes twice as many cubes. I use it too as an extra ice tray in my 2 year old stainless steel Frigidaire.

BTW, to avoid the cubes shattering into pieces you simply run some water, from the faucet, over the tray for about 30 seconds before pulling the handle. No more problem.
Posted by Bob Wilson Jr at 9:15 am (PDT) on Wed April 21, 2010   
Almost every time you yanked the handle up, the cubes shattered into pieces.
Posted by a former member at 6:26 pm (PDT) on Mon March 15, 2010   
found one of these at an antique store and bought it for my mom who STILL does not have ice cube dispenser in the refrig.....
Posted by sweetnurse64 at 11:27 pm (PST) on Wed March 10, 2010   
Oh Yes!! I remember those! I even had them when I first moved to my own place in early 80's! Those things hurt your hand trying to pull them up and I always had to run it under water to "loosen" it!
Posted by a former member at 8:08 pm (PDT) on Wed September 9, 2009   
They could really sting your hand (if your hand was wet)
Posted by Susan Crowell at 1:30 pm (PDT) on Mon September 7, 2009   
Yep, I remember these well!

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