Stainless steel ice cubes are safe to use if the stainless steel is food grade. Metal ice cubes contain a non-toxic gel in the center of the cube sealed in by stainless steel. Stainless steel ice cubes have non-toxic gel, some non-toxic gels contain water, glycerol and other food grade chemical elements.
How to properly use metal reusable ice cubes
Just by reading reviews on metal reusable ice cubes, you may see some people complaining that they didn’t work for them. Maybe their drink wasn’t chilled, or it didn’t stay chilled for long. It’s no secret that metal ice cubes simply cannot match the chill of ice cubes, but we can definitely make it a fair competition with the following steps. To get the best experience, here’s how you can properly use your metal ice cubes:
- Place stainless steel ice cubes in freezer for at least 4-5 hours
- Wrap your drinking glass in a damp cloth and place in fridge 30 minutes before desired time to drink (optional but recommended)
- Remove glass from fridge and dry exterior completely
- Place metal ice cubes in drinking glass, and add liquor of choice
- Gently swirl glass in a circular motion for 15-20 seconds to allow the reusable ice cubes to chill the liquor
And that’s it! Now you can relax and enjoy yourself with a chilled glass of your liquor of choice with reusable ice cubes.
How long metal ice cubes stay cold
One of the first questions that came to my mind when considering purchasing metal ice cubes is how long do metal ice cubes stay cold? To my surprise, I couldn’t find the answer to that easily. So I threw myself into the reviews of popular metal ice cubes on amazon and found out how long they’ll keep your drink cold.
Metal ice cubes stay cold for 20-30 minutes. Metal ice cubes stay cold for varying time because it depends on how long they were in the freezer to begin with. It’s recommended to freeze your metal ice cubes at least 4-5 hours before use.
In conclusion, stainless steel ice cubes that are made from food grade steel are safe to consume. To properly chill your drink with metal ice cubes, you need to freeze them for 4-5 hours before using, and metal ice cubes will keep your drink chilled for 20-30 minutes.
DO REUSABLE STAINLESS STEEL ICE CUBES FLAVOR MY DRINK?
Yes they do, but almost any ice cube in your drink will change the flavor.
Stainless steel ice cubes have a slightly tinny taste, as if you were drinking out of a can.
High levels of bacteria that are found in restaurant ice cubes actually do alter the flavor, and plastic ice cubes can retain the favor of previous drinks.
Basically, any ice cube you use will affect the flavor, unless you’re making your ice cubes at home in steel containers, out of highly filter zero dissolved solid water.
Even if you were to freeze spring water and use them as ice cubes, it would have a positive impact on the drink (minerals only found in nature), but it’s still going to affect the flavor.