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Innovative Ice Cube Trays

No freezer is complete without a good ice tray. We tested some new designs that bring this kitchen must-have into the 21st century.

What We Learned

We’ve all done battle with rigid plastic ice cube trays. Transferring filled trays to the freezer without spilling is dicey, and dislodging frozen cubes is tricky. Worse, most trays aren’t covered, so the ice readily absorbs smells. We tested three models (priced from $4.50 to $32.99) that attempt to solve these problems with silicone or plastic covers or other innovations. Unfortun...