We put together some quick tips and a video of how we use the Ice Baller to help you get started cranking out ice balls with ease!
Note: Since our filming of these videos, we have adjusted the firmness of the silicone, product colors, and size of the stainless steel container but the overall process remains the same.
- Freezing time will vary based on the specific conditions of your freezer. You will want to test different amounts of time to get it just right. The perfect freezing time results in the ice ball being fully formed and only water at the bottom of the stainless steel cup. In some freezers we have seen this occur in only 15-18 hours.
- If you leave the Ice Baller in the freezer for longer than necessary, you may end up with a chunk of ice at the bottom (see picture on the right). This is OK, simply follow the instructions as usual and when you twist off the cup the ice chunk will fall off as well.
- If you are having trouble removing the silicone rubber cup from the mold assembly after freezing, try to increase the temperature of the hot water you are running over it for 10-15 seconds. The material is thick enough where it will not melt the ice ball inside but will melt the thin sheet of ice that can develop between the parts.
- If you are seeing some cloudiness/bubbles at the bottom of your ice ball you may have high mineral levels in your tap water. Tap water has a lot of variation around the world but we have seen clear results from 99% of the water we tested. If your water has very high mineral content you may want to try bottled water for a crystal clear result. We don't recommend distilled water as it will create streaks in the ice ball and will not come out clear.
- When you are resetting the Ice Baller for another freeze, be sure to remove any ice that has built up in the bottom of the stainless steel cup.
If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us anytime!