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Old 08-07-2012, 02:42 AM   #1
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How do YOU crush ice?

I tried using my Magic Bullet. That didn't really work. So, I put ice cubes in a plastic bag and whacked them with my meat tenderizer. That made lovely crushed ice, but it was noisy and destroyed the bag.

My dad had one of these:



What method do you use for crushing ice?

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Old 08-07-2012, 03:10 AM   #2
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My fridge does it for me - I get semi-circle "cubes", crushed ice or cold water!
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My fridge does it for me - I get semi-circle "cubes", crushed ice or cold water!
And I thought $50 for an electric ice crusher was more than crushed ice is worth to me.

Wait a minute. We have been discussing getting a new fridge. We have two, but they are both over 20 years old. Hydro Quebec will even pick them up and give me $60 for each of them. Hmmm, maybe I should look at a model that comes with a built in ice crusher.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:42 AM   #4
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And I thought $50 for an electric ice crusher was more than crushed ice is worth to me.

Wait a minute. We have been discussing getting a new fridge. We have two, but they are both over 20 years old. Hydro Quebec will even pick them up and give me $60 for each of them. Hmmm, maybe I should look at a model that comes with a built in ice crusher.
Gosh--Ontario Hydro will pick up the old fridge (provided it is outside, has been plugged in for 24 hours, and still working). But OH won't pay for it. This is why we see so many "free to good home" fridges and freezers on Kijiji. We have several dead appliances (fridges/freezers) that are either not old enough or don't work. We use the freezers to store chicken feed...keeps the critters out.

My parents have one of the ice crushers pictured! I use the plastic bag - hammer technique. I cover the plastic bag with a terry cloth towel.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:12 AM   #6
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My fridge does it for me - I get semi-circle "cubes", crushed ice or cold water!
Ditto.
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hammer, plastic bag, towel la CWS
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hammer, plastic bag, towel la CWS
My dad always had a BFH (if you don't know, don't ask) he used for the job.
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Yep.....We got one here....keep it in the bottom cupboard with the rest of the secret weapons....
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old school:



Hold ice in a towel, in your hand, and give a few whacks.

Also, still have a press crush:



Fortunately, I am in the "my fridge does it for me" camp now.
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