I bought these about a month ago in an attempt to waste fewer fresh herbs.  I don’t own ice cube trays so those were not an option.

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First, the good.  They are easy to fill, and it is easy to remove the cubes from the green base once they’re frozen.  The recommendation is to remove them to a Ziploc bag after freezing, which I did.  They stayed separate in the freezer and went into my next recipe just fine.  Plus, with two trays per box there’s plenty of capacity to freeze the remainder of a grocery store bunch at once.

But … The lids are impossible to get off – at least that is my experience thus far.  I filled my trays and snapped them on no problem.  But, once frozen the lids have no give.  I had to use a screwdriver to pry them off (I seriously contemplated smashing them with a hammer or just throwing them away it was so frustrating).  In the process I drew blood from my hand as the screwdriver slipped multiple times. (Photo is from the next day.)

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What’s worse is that I wrote to Ball with my experiences two weeks ago and … radio silence.  I admit it is possible I did something wrong.  Namely, I am going to try using them again but with less fluid so there might be some give at the top.  But, I read and followed all of the instructions that came with them, had issues, and got no response from customer service.  That is just wrong.

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