How to Keep an Ice Cube Tray From Sticking

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How to Keep an Ice Cube Tray From Sticking
Use simple techniques to make your ice cube tray unstickable. (ice cube tray image by Karin Lau from

There's nothing more inviting on a hot day than fresh ice cubes floating in a tall, cool glass of iced tea or lemonade. Unfortunately, sometimes you might find that you have an ice cube tray that won't release the ice cubes or that sticks fast to the freezer shelf. While you're wrestling with the sticky ice cube tray, your drink is getting warmer. Next time you fill your ice cube trays with water, take time to ensure that your next cold drink will be frustration-free.

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Things you need

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Waxed paper

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  1. 1

    Rinse your ice cube trays with warm water after each use. Avoid rinsing with hot water and don't clean your ice cube trays with detergent, as hot water and detergent can cause the cubes to stick in the trays.

  2. 2

    Spray your ice cube trays lightly with non-stick cooking spray. The non-stick spray cooking spray will allow the ice cubes to slide out easily.

  3. 3

    Place a sheet of waxed paper under your ice cube trays when you place the trays in the freezer. The waxed paper will prevent the ice cube trays from sticking to the surface of the freezer shelf.

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