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Old 06-16-2019, 06:40 PM   #1601
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I haven't found one that can genuinely be turned 90 degrees without leaking. There are numerous models which CLAIM that they can be turned, but the reviews typically debunk the notion.

This is what I did previously in a pinch - got a silicone one, cut off one row of cubes, and then shoved it in there. But it was still too wide so it didn't work very well.

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Old 06-16-2019, 06:42 PM   #1602
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IB look online at silicone molds for soap or candy/chocolate making. Even if they are to wide depending on how the shapes are configured on/in the silicone mold you could cut them to make them skinny enough.
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:29 AM   #1603
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I bought reusable ice cubes from amazon
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Old 06-17-2019, 06:08 AM   #1604
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I bought reusable ice cubes from amazon
Never in my entire life have I *not* had a cold-pack type device spring a leak. It doesn't matter what I pay for them. It's that whole 9% expansion-upon-freezing thing.

And whiskey stones are also out (latent heat of fusion is important).
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Old 06-17-2019, 06:18 AM   #1605
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I tried to attach link but not working. They are Icy Cools reusable ice cubes. Pack of 45, 2X2 inch packets filled with water (in case they spring a leak)$7.99. So far, so good. They are packets. They lay pretty flat. There is space inside to expand while freezing. The reviews were pretty good.
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:04 AM   #1606
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Sorry, can't help-- gave up on making ice because of space, mess, and the impossibility of making an adequate amount. I want the freezer for food stores when traveling. I buy ice and put in small Yeti, which keeps for 2.5 days. Have heard of people in a B who travel with a small counter-top ice maker. Am amazed how small it is. 1440 watts. https://www.target.com/p/frigidaire-...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:07 AM   #1607
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Found this and quite a variety of others on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Ozera-Silicon...s%2C168&sr=8-6
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:51 PM   #1608
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Found this and quite a variety of others on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Ozera-Silicon...s%2C168&sr=8-6
Those don't fit my available space.

Edit: I've ordered one of these, wondering if I could cut it down the center, and then stack one on top of the other in the space. Those "hockey puck" molds are bigger than they look - 2 inches in diameter. Meaning, there'd be one big chunk of ice per each drink, or two max. If I could make 8 of them at the time, that would help a lot.

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Old 06-17-2019, 07:29 PM   #1609
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Innovative. Doesn't quite meet specs but may spark an idea.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DKYYLKS...d_i=B07DKYYLKS
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:59 PM   #1610
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This is what we use. I particularly like them because their full volume is almost entirely ice and no wasted air space. And larger cubes melt slower.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01HVFXOZY

Now, since you only have just over 2" in width, to use this solution, you'd need to take a pair of scissors and cut off one side of the tray. It should fit your available space nicely.
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:16 AM   #1611
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This is what we use. I particularly like them because their full volume is almost entirely ice and no wasted air space. And larger cubes melt slower.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01HVFXOZY

Now, since you only have just over 2" in width, to use this solution, you'd need to take a pair of scissors and cut off one side of the tray. It should fit your available space nicely.
That's the product I posted in #1601 above (only mine was green). It did not work. The silicone deformed due to the dimensions, even when cut down.

Here's another product that is really innovative and would work well in a tiny freezer, maybe one stacked on top of another. But:

(1) I don't think it could be laid on its side without leaking - there's no gasket or O-ring around that neck.

(2) It appears to be out of stock.

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W8H1M0U...7-116189d25a5e

These are 8 inches long but have to trust the seal.
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Old 06-19-2019, 04:08 PM   #1613
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Just got this nice collapsable laundry basket:

https://amzn.to/2Fjn1cQ

Added to my airstream list!
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Just got this nice collapsable laundry basket:

https://amzn.to/2Fjn1cQ

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UNCLEBAD - those are the best space saving gadgets. We also got 2 sizes of the rectangular pails with 2 handles & round pails with 1 handle
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:13 PM   #1615
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This thread is so long that the content is difficult to refer back to. We talked about silicone buckets... when? Maybe two years ago.

On the silicone bucket, I don't recommend the ones with plastic handles or rims. The Infusion Living bucket is far more durable, and right now Amazon's Prime price is $26.70.

A nice pair, for hauling water up the hill from the lake. Plastic would never stand up to this kind of hard use.

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This thread is so long that the content is difficult to refer back to. We talked about silicone buckets... when? Maybe two years ago.

On the silicone bucket, I don't recommend the ones with plastic handles or rims. The Infusion Living bucket is far more durable, and right now Amazon's Prime price is $26.70.

A nice pair, for hauling water up the hill from the lake. Plastic would never stand up to this kind of hard use.

Amazon link - may have to give this a try!

https://amzn.to/2MXTuvx
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Old 06-20-2019, 12:36 PM   #1617
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Wwwwwell, as is often the case with creating new stuff where no precedent exists, we don't go directly to a perfect solution - there are interim designs along the way.

Case in point. Here is the flan (dessert) silicone baking form chopped up for repurposing as an ice cube maker in this teeny freezer area.

While the dimensions of the sliced-and-diced version are darned near perfect, there are two annoyances:

(1) Silicone creates awfully high coefficients of friction. It sticks wherever it touches. It is virtually impossible to slide this into the freezer space as a result. I have to remove the wire basket into which all of my food is packed, put the silicone forms in first, then slide the basket back in, hoping it won't crumple the silicone on account of the frictional forces along the side.

(2) Even worse, this form is very flimsy - it won't hold its shape well. It has the consistency of soft suede leather, which compounds the friction issue.

This design shown below would be perfect if it were made out of a conventional stiffer polyethylene. Alas, I don't have that. But this is better than everything else I've tried to date.



EDIT: I've also ordered some of these to try. I would prefer a permanent device, but bags may be the way to go with such a small space needing something crammed into it.

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Looking good though.

Maybe one of those flimsy Dollar Store / Ikea cutting boards cut to size at least it wouldn't stick on the bottom then.

I laughed at myself as I stopped at Joanne's Fabrics last night. I happened to peruse the baking aisle and was checking out the small silicone molds for somebody I don't even know :-)

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Old 06-20-2019, 01:27 PM   #1619
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.... I happened to peruse the baking aisle and was checking out the small silicone molds for somebody I don't even know :-)
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I do the same thing when other people are looking for specific items. It's funny - people I've never met, and probably never will meet, also influence dramatically how I spend my own cash.

EDIT: A single-row ice cube tray would also be excellent here, two stacked on top of each other.

Alas, they are only sold in Europe, with their insanely small refrigerators.

There's this one in the U.S., but I do not trust that website.

https://gadgetsngizmos.myshopify.com...-ice-cube-tray
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Those look great.

You might be able to Dremel tool a standard ice cube tray apart and make two skinny sections that can stack. Then just file/sand the raw edges of the plastic.

I just googled "single row ice cube tray" and found a Pinterest page with some examples and then an Amazon UK listing that showed the same tray you imaged.

Sorry for the horrible picture seems I can't figure out how to do a link into airforums.

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