How To Fill & Remove Spheres from the Chillz Classic Ice Ball Maker January 18, 2017 17:12
The most common issue or frustration with customers and the Chillz Classic ice ball maker is how to properly use it. We're all busy people and taking time to read instructions or watch a how-to video isn't always what we want to do but is sometimes necessary if you want to use something correctly. This is one of those cases.
For best results, fill the ENTIRE BOTTOM TRAY of the Chillz Classic 3/4 full then put on the lid. Water will come out of the top holes and spill over into the lid area. This weighs down the lid during freezing. Place the tray on a flat surface in your freezer where it will not be totally surrounded by other items. This ensures proper freezing. Freeze overnight for best results or you might get spheres that break in half. This means you didn't let it freeze long enough.
When you are ready to get the spheres out, twist the flexible mold in all directions and on all sides. This breaks up the ice that forms between the spheres. If you hear ice breaking up, this means you have more twisting to do! Keep twisting until you no longer hear ice breaking. Remove the lid and you should have near perfect spheres.
If you want to watch the process in action, simply go to our TIPS AND VIDEOS tab on the website and watch our How To Videos (the live recorded ones) for how to fill and then how to remove ice balls for the Chillz Classic Ice Ball Maker.
Always contact us if you have questions during your learning phase. Yes, there is a learning phase where you need patience and practice. It doesn't take long to learn.
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ChefStir Salt & Pepper Mills September 25, 2015 16:56
The ChefStir salt & pepper grinder set isn't just for sea salt and peppercorns! You can put any large spices in them, like cardamom. You can also use cocoa beans (desserts or special beverages), coffee beans (desserts or special beverages), or even nuts (salads or desserts). To adjust the grind size, remove the lid, you’ll see on the base part the black grinder knob in the center. There are dots showing the size. Adjust that knob to the left to loosen the knob to make a large grind. Turn in to the right to tighten the knob for a finer grind.
Chillz Wine Chiller Stick Tips September 17, 2015 14:58
After cleaning (hand-wash your Chillz Wine Chiller Stick ONLY), freeze the rod for at least 2 hours. After your wine has aerated for about 15 minutes, pour out some wine then insert the chiller stick into the bottle. For chilled wine at peak flavor it is suggested to use the chiller stick for 30 minutes in a bottle of wine.
Removing Ice From Chillz Blox August 21, 2015 13:13
Quick tip for removing Chillz Blox ice cubes: After you twist the tray, use your finger to push the ice cube out of the mold by pushing from the bottom of the tray. The cubes should pop out easily and they are a great presentation in any beverage!
Hard Water Spots on Silicone August 20, 2015 15:17
If you suffer from hard-water, this can leave spots on your silicone products after dishwashing. We have this problem and have to hand-wash ours then immediately hand-dry them to remove any remaining water. If that didn't remove the spots, try soaking the item in a solution of half white vinegar and half hot water for about a half hour. Then hand wash and immediately hand dry. Hope this helps, if it applies to you.
ChefStir Silicone Spatulas: Different Jobs For Each Size August 12, 2015 13:55
The ChefStir silicone spatulas come as a 4 piece set (2 large and 2 small). The larger ones are great for batters, stir-fry's, scrambled eggs or omelets, flipping waffles, and LOTS more. The smaller ones are FANTASTIC for getting condiments out of those small jars. The silicone scrapes everything right away from the sides of jars or batter bowls!
Fruity Blox For Your Ice Cube Tray July 29, 2015 12:10
Want to freshen up your water or beverage? Add pieces of fresh fruit to your Chillz Blox tray before freezing.
Fruit Packed Ice Balls July 29, 2015 12:07
For fruit packed ice balls, add 2 or more types of fruit (or just 1 type of fruit) cut into small pieces. Place them into the Chillz Extreme, put on the top lid. Pour your liquid into the top hole, then shake vigorously to combine the fruit in the ball. Freeze until ready to use.
Use Filtered Water In Your Ice Ball Mold July 29, 2015 08:57
We highly recommend using filtered water. Filtered water will minimize the cloudiness of ice but distilled water will work even better.
(Filtered shown on the image above.)
Freeze and Store! July 28, 2015 23:52
Freeze your favorite liquid of choice then pop them out into a freezer bag or storage container. Doing this often will give you plenty of ice balls to have on-hand!
Image & tip courtesy of customer in AL.
Twist The Tray to Remove Ice! July 28, 2015 23:48
Grab and Go! July 28, 2015 23:44
Need something sweet for lunch boxes? Over the weekend make individual brownies in our classic silicone baking cups, wrap each one in saran wrap then freeze them in a gallon zipper bag. Simply pull one out as you need it and it's ready by lunch time!
Ice Your Cupcakes July 28, 2015 20:27
Ice your cupcakes right in the silicone baking cups after they've cooled. Once you've eaten your cupcake out of the baking cup, flip the baking cup inside out and throw it on the top rack of the dishwasher.
Courtesy of customer in NC.