I have those flexible ice cube trays, designed to be stackable, where with a quick twist and slight bend, the cubes just pop right out. They don't (aren't supposed to) stick in the tray sections. HOWever, if the trays are stacked to save freezer space, they WILL stick in the sections; but not if they are set into the freezer in a single layer. As Spock would say, "Highly illogical." What's going on here? any science or physics geeks???
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I try not to overfill; they aren't sticking to the tray above, only within their own tray. And no, I don't want oil in my iced tea, nor do I want to have to rinse cubes--that would make them stick together in the ice bin!
(LOL @ the man reference!)
Sorry, misunderstood your question. I've had trouble having to peel ice cubes off the tray above. When mine stick like yours, I run warm water over the bottom of the tray. The sticky little devils turn loose without much fuss.
BTW--I found 3 lever-action trays at a local store. They weren't the real old ones, as the levers were flimsy, & broke! They LOOKED the same, but they were not! :-(
Yes; warm water works, but WHY stick when stacked only, and not when not?? ;-)
Curiouser and curiouser. I hadn't noticed a difference. We have an icemaker but if we are going on a trip, we use trays for extra ice. I'd heard the metal trays broke, but all mine were old.
Ironically, we have a built-in icemaker, but it broke down, and no longer works, can't afford repair, so the water supply is shut off. For a while, we bought bagged ice, it got pricey, so we bought the ice trays. **sigh**