Metal ice cube trays are a great alternative to plastic ice cube trays. They are durable and long lasting, don't leech chemicals into your ice and are also eco friendly.
If you're looking for the best metal ice cube tray you've come to the right place. I've personally purchased and reviewed many different ice cube trays – from plastic to silicone to stainless steel – and I've compiled a list of the best metal ice cube trays on the market.
If I'm completely honest with you it appears that there is really only one kind of stainless steel ice cube tray on the market at the moment. Sure there are different brands on Amazon and other websites but they all look identical.
I presume that some company in China (or elsewhere) manufactures these trays and other companies just put their branding on them.
I'm sure as people move more and more away from plastic and even silicone ice cube molds (which sometimes leave a white residue) that new and better stainless steel metal ice cube trays will come out. But for now many trays in this list will look extremely similar, still I've included some different stainless steel ice cube tray options for you that make larger ice cubes or ice blocks.
1. 18 Cube Vintage Kitchen Ice Cube Tray 2-Pack
I have to rank this option #1 due to the sheer affordability of this product compared to the other stainless steel ice cube trays on the list. A 2 pack costs the same price as many single units of the other ice cube trays on this list.
The lever-style release handle of this metal ice cube tray allows sufficient leverage to crack and release the ice cubes in a single action.
This vintage kitchen aluminum ice cube tray by HIC Porcelain comes in a set of 2, so you can make 36 ice cubes at a time.
The ice cube tray is reusable, extremely durable, and easy to use.
2. Ecozoi Stainless Steel Ice Cube Tray
Ecozoi’s range of sustainable products is made from 18/8 high-quality stainless steel and is packaged in zero-waste packaging that can be recycled. Even the ice cube tray itself is made from 18/8 stainless steel which can also be recycled.
This 18-cube ice cube tray is BPA-free, dishwasher safe, has a lifetime warranty, and makes ice quicker than silicone or plastic ice cube trays.
The tray also features an easy release handle for easy removal of ice cubes. For more easy-release ice cube trays, check out this article.
You can get a single unit on Amazon and I recommend Ecozoi as #2 on this list because of their dedication to making eco-friendly ice cube trays but also they don't just sell this one product but a variety of other stainless steel and eco friendly products.
Dual Pack With Stand
This product is available in a 2 pack that includes a stylish stainless steel stand to make 36 ice cubes at a time.
One of the downsides of the stainless steel ice cube trays is that they aren't stackable ice cube trays. Ecozoi is the only company I have seen with a stackable option.
The stand allows you to stack 2 trays one on top of the other so you can save space in your freezer and make more ice cubes faster.
You also save a bit of money 2 trays at once instead of the singular tray and the packaging is still zero waste. Check out the dual pack with stand below:
3. RSVP Endurance Stainless Steel Large Cube Ice Tray
This fantastic stainless steel ice cube tray by RSVP Endurance is designed to keep drinks chilled for longer, preventing over dilution.
The strong stainless steel tray produces clean and fresh ice cubes every time because it does not absorb odors (which can make your ice taste bad even if the water is fine), and it is dishwasher safe for proper cleaning.
These ice cube trays are perfect for making large ice cubes for whiskey or scotch, freezing broth, herb-infused, or fruit juice ice cubes. For more large ice cube trays, check out this article.
This is the brand I personally own because it was the only one available in my country.
4. Onyx Stainless Steel Ice Cube Tray (2-Pack)
The Onyx Stainless Steel Tray is a great heavy-duty, stainless steel ice cube tray (2-pack sold on Amazon).
This two-part ice cube system dates back to the trays of the 1950s.
However, unlike the aluminum used to make ice trays back then, this product is made from a much more hygienic material. It features an easy-release handle, lasts ages, and is the perfect alternative to silicone and plastic ice cube trays.
5. Stainless Steel Metal Ice Cubes
Say goodbye to cracked plastic trays and say hello to this incredible set of 8 Food Grade 304 reusable Stainless steel metal ice cubes.
They provide rapid cooling that does not affect the taste of any drink.
The cubes are delicate and smooth and won't scratch your glass, are dishwasher safe, and adopts the technology of mirror polishing and seamless laser welding.
6. Ecozoi Stainless Steel Ice Popsicle Molds & Rack
The Ecozoi stainless steel popsicle mold and the rack are made of 100% stainless steel, are plastic-free, healthy and safe, PA-free, PVC-free, leaching-free, phthalate-free, and come with a lifetime warranty.
The popsicle sticks are also stainless steel with silicone handles, allowing your popsicles to freeze quicker and making them completely reusable with zero waste.
Create your fruit sorbet pops, frozen yogurt popsicles, sugar-free ices, and more with this revolutionary product from Ecozoi.
7. Ecozoi Stainless Steel Round Popsicle Molds & Rack
This product by Ecozoi is similar to the stainless-steel popsicle molds, except they have a round shape. The set includes 6 ice molds, a stainless steel rack, 30 reusable bamboo sticks, and 12 silicone seals.
The product is BPA-free, PVC-free, leaching-free, phthalate-free, and has a lower carbon footprint than plastic.
Each round mold can hold 3oz liquid and measures 6.25″ (L) X 5″ (W) X 5″ (H).
Create beautiful fruity icicles with real fruit pieces or creamy frozen yogurt pops with different layers. Read this article to view more round (or sphere-shaped) ice cube trays.
8. WICHEMI 20PCS Stainless Steel Ice Pop Mold
This commercial high-quality, industrial-grade stainless steel popsicle set by WICHEMI includes a 20-piece stainless steel popsicle mold, 50 plastic bags, 100 reusable bamboo sticks, and a cleaning brush.
This set is eco-friendly and won’t affect the flavor of the contents and you can make A LOT of ice creams or popsicles at one time.
It is also topple-resistant, crack-resistant, easy to remove, and produces a perfectly shaped popsicle.
Each mold cup has an 85ml capacity and measures 5cm x 2cm (cup mouth size), 10.5cm (height).
Create designer sorbet popsicles or frozen yogurt popsicles with real fruit on those warm, sunny summer days! Great for families with kids or businesses looking to make lots of home made designer ice creams.
9. Whiskey Bullet Stones, Stainless Steel
This is quite possibly the coolest and manliest “ice cubes” ever made! The whiskey bullet chiller by Chateau La Derive is by far the best way to cool your drink.
The set includes 6 extra-large silver stainless steel bullet ice chillers that prevent dilution, are safe and sanitary, and it comes with a free storage case.
They are stronger, last longer, and are sturdier than other metal ice cubes. This marvelous set would be the ideal Christmas, Father's Day, anniversary, wedding, Valentine's Day, retirement, graduation, or birthday gift.
The bullets are easy to use and clean; they only take 2 to 4 hours to chill, and after use, simply rinse and wipe them with a clean, dry cloth.
10. Baking Tray Molds
Instead of buying a metal ice cube tray why not use one you already have? Your metal baking tray can double as an ice cube tray. It's a cool ice cube tray hack that'll give you unique looking ice cubes that will wow your guests and will last longer than smaller ice cubes.
You can use metal muffin trays to make small ice cubes or use larger metal baking trays to make block ice and then you can simply break the block ice into more usable pieces.
11. Egg Carton With Aluminum Foil
It's a bit of a stretch to call this a “metal ice cube tray” as really it's made of cardboard, but it does have a thin layer of metal to make it work and it's one of the cleverest ways to make ice cubes at home without a tray.
If you're short on an ice cube tray and want to make some ice cubes then lining an egg carton with aluminum foil and filling it up with water can make good small ice cubes.
After you are done the aluminum foil and the egg carton can both be recycled making this a very eco-friendly option.
If you're looking to avoid plastic or silicone for your ice cube trays then a stainless steel ice cube tray is a good option.
They are eco-friendly, durable and long lasting and when you're done with them they can be recycled and won't end up in landfill for thousands of years.
I love my stainless steel ice cube tray and use it often and I think you'll love whichever metal ice cube tray on this list you choose.