"No more spilling half the tray between the sink and the freezer. No more freeing a spare shelf. No more running out of ice.
This thing is brilliant and filed under the "why didn't I think of that" category. There's always some ice ready, and always some on the go. You can put it in the freezer wherever you want and it's so much more convenient than the usual way.
Downsides? Well, the "fill line" where you put the water in is a bit unclear, but you get to know where it is instinctively anyhow. Also, when you're filling it be sure to put the bucket in gradually. Unless you like water flying out everywhere.
Finally, it was a bit difficult to get the bucket out to retrieve the ice. That is, until you've got the knack of it. Trick is to loosen the rim, then push down on the base with your fingers whilst your thumbs are over the bumps on the sides. Comes off easy now.
If (like me), you're wondering about the capacity, you can get 21 'cubes' out of a single freezing, and the centre bucket can hold two-and-a-bit sessions (about 50 cubes).
It's certainly bigger than it looks in the photos, but that's no bad thing. It's just taking up space that your old ice trays would have wasted. And it's got a much smaller footprint than them.
In conclusion, I used to have three trays competing for space on a shelf. Now this bad boy sits in the corner and makes sure I've always got ice; the others having been relegated to emergencies only. Get one, and wish that you'd invented it too."
Simon Russell - Peterborough, UK, 18th January '12
Drinkstuff says: Many thanks for your review Simon. As a thank you we've added 5 points to your drinkstuff account, which is equivalent to £5 off your next order.
"Great product, very original! Traditional ice trays are never big enough and make loads of mess! Very fast delivery too! Cheers guys!"
Richard Barnes - Kingston, 22nd December '10