Ice cubes have been helping people to better enjoy their beverages for centuries. Those first few sips of a well-cubed drink are pure bliss on a hot summer day. It’s what happens next that has the imbiber all hot and bothered. And that, of course, is the melting of said ice cubes.
Next in the ice evolution process came the ice ball. If you’ve never requested an ice ball with your drink, take solace in the fact that you are not alone. The ice ball was designed simply because a spherical shape leads to slower dilution since it has the least amount of surface area. In other words, the ice ball will take a heck of a lot longer to melt than a standard ice cube.
The ice ball must be large because the slow dilution process does not occur in smaller, or numerous ice balls. Knowing all this, the Cirrus Ice Ball Press was designed to perform this one seemingly simple, but oh, so important task for the true liquor connoisseurs across the globe. The whole process of creating these balls of ice, which measure 2.75 inches, or 70 millimeters, takes less than one minute, which can be seen here.
Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a cheap ice-ball maker that actually works. The Cirrus Ice Ball Press retails for about 800 dollars, which the company claims is much cheaper than other ice-ball makers on the market. So in essence, Cirrus really low-balls the competition.
For more information, connect to Cirrus Press.com.