To go with your new Siggs

By Mir
May 1, 2008

So, did you go ahead and order your family some delightful BPA-free bottles after reading this post? I did, after waffling about it endlessly for a while. And then I realized that the Sigg’s narrow necks mean our ice won’t fit in them. And I need ice cold water in the summer, people.

I went looking around and discovered that many of the tube-ice trays are rated as being very hard to use, because the ice is hard to extract. If only they made such a thing in, I don’t know, a flexible material! Oh, wait—they do! The price isn’t too impressive, but it’s part of the 4-for-3 promotion, so it could be worth it if you’re picking up other eligible items, or if you want to give the gift of silicone tube ice trays to a whole bunch of people this year.

Or maybe you want eight trays. Hey, that’s between you and your Sigg bottles. I don’t judge.


  1. For anyone who is thinking about this, I just want to say – unless they’ve greatly improved silicone ice trays in the past few years, do not put them in the dishwasher. They can warp and get all weird if you do. Ask me how I know… 😉

    That said – I have some tube-ice trays and I loooove them for the Sigg bottles we’ve got at my house. They work great, and I think ice cold water from a Sigg is tastier than just about any other vessel out there. But that could just be me. grin!

  2. Ikea often carries silicone tube (and other shape) ice trays for about $2 apiece.

  3. I picked up a neat plastic tube tray (no, I have no idea if it’s bad plastic, I’m going to die someday anyway…) from Wal-Mart for about $1.50 – $2.00 that is great for water bottle ice cubes. It’s open on both ends but you snap a cover on one side so it holds water, fill it, stick it in the freezer, and then once it is frozen solid, you just take off the cover and run it under warm water for a sec to get the tube cubes to slide right out. Nifty!

    I’m guessing if I found this last summer, they probably have something similar this summer, too. Look around the colorful summer plasticware aisle.

  4. YAY!!! Ice for the new Sigg bottles!

  5. Ikea also makes them in lots of cute colors and shapes. I haven’t tried, cuz I like my drinks not-that-cold, but I am 99% sure that the long skinny Ikea ones would fit in my .6L sigg.

    And midweek, the ATL Ikea is not that busy.

  6. Hate to break the news….but there is a water bottle that is even better AND can fit regular ice cubes in the top. Kleen Kanteen makes stainless steel bottles with wider tops. Not cute designs, but healthy. Sigg bottles are actually aluminum with some sort of lining in them….

  7. I feel like I’m going to need to duck and run away after saying this….

    I don’t trust silicone. I don’t know why, I just don’t. I have had this idea in my head since the silicone bake ware became available. I imagined that we’d see headlines someday saying, “Silicone + Food = BAD, BAD, BAD!”

    Call me crazy, paranoid, or whatever but just a few short weeks ago we thought Nalgene bottles were the best invention ever.

    Okay… leaving now….

  8. Don’t forget that any time you want ice in your water bottle you can always freeze the bottle with some water in it the night before. *Don’t* seal the bottle tightly, leave the cap loose so that the thing doesn’t implode.

    The best part is that as it melts, you have more water to drink. 🙂

  9. I second Chakolate – so as long as I’m a little organized, the freezing in the bottle works best for me. I try to have 2 for everyone – so one can be in the freezer, and one out.

  10. Or, if you have an icemaker, you can just put some ice in a cup and feed the cubes individually into the Sigg b/f you take it to go. That’s what I do, and they fit.

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