Thursday, 24 July 2014

How to Create The Perfect, Clear Ice Ball

Air bubbles and other impurities tend to come together as water freezes so when it finally does, you get ice that has a cloudy portion in it. Ice balls are no exception. Luckily for you, this article will walk you through the steps in making perfectly clear frozen orbs.

What you'll need:

1 Set of Silicone Ice Ball Molds

A Cooler Of Water

Length Of Wire

Step 1: Extend the length of wire over the cooler filled with water. Create a loop in the middle of the wire.

Step 2: Immerse the silicone Ice Ball Mold top-down into the water in the cooler. Ensure that the small hole is at the bottom. Fill the entire mold with water.

Step 3: Slowly lift the filled mold to the surface while making sure that the hole remains in the water, this way the water inside the mold does not go back down into the cooler.

Step 4: Nestle the filled mold on the wire loop, again making sure that the loop and the hole are immersed in the water.

Step 5: Put the cooler in the freezer to freeze. Placing the cooler in the warmest section of your freezer would be best as the slower the cooler freezes, the better the results.

Step 6: Allow the frozen ice mold to sit for a few minutes before releasing it from the mold.

If you want to make more sphere ice, simply make more wire loops. One thing you have to make sure of is that the hole at the top of the ice mold is completely immersed in water so the water inside does not flow back down. If this happens, you'll have yourself a nice round ball of nothing! You can also use a simple pot with handles where you can attach the wire if you don't have a cooler that can easily fit into your freezer.

Silicone Ice Ball Molds are best for making ice balls because they are easy to assemble, easy to unmold and are made of high quality, food grade silicone which is BPA free. They are also bigger in size at 2 ½ inches in diameter. The bigger diameter allows for a bigger surface area and makes the frozen balls melt slower than ice cubes or even smaller ice orbs would.

Top quality silicone Ice Ball Molds help you create stunning ice balls which keep your drinks cold for a longer time without getting watery.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

How to Decide on a Favorite Pizza Place

Thinking Pizza?

Of course you are! A hot, delicious pie is sure to please all appetites. But the market is saturated and not all restaurants are up to meet all your needs. Fortunately, there are a few distinguishing factors that can help in your determination of which local spot to order your pizza delivery from.

What goes 'round, comes 'round

Your pizza crust doesn't need to be thick and chewy every time! One night you might be up for a super cheesy personal pizza with crunchy crust. On another occasion you may be ordering for your family and go for a meaty New York style pie with white sauce. No matter your situation, you ought to be able to make different orders with the same results: satisfaction! Make sure that your potential pizzeria offers options for fresh toppings, good ingredients, different types of crusts, and more.

Besides the pizza: what comes into play when placing your order? Variety!

It is important to make sure that your go-to pizza spot has options. At different times, your orders will be geared to different preferences and needs. Whether you are ordering for yourself, your family or relatives, or throwing a pizza party will dictate what you need to bring to the table. So make sure your spot has got all the good side dishes and fixings! Some places offer various starters such as fried hot chicken wings, (cheesy!) bread sticks, or crispy artichoke hearts. Other places may cook up savory and nostalgic Italian entrees. Some will grill hot, juicy subs and sandwiches or fix-up fresh cold cuts, hitting the nail on that sandwich craving's head. Often you will find a Caesar or antipasto salad on a menu, a nice green addition to round out your meal. Order from a restaurant that serves an expansive menu, and you can have the best Italian and comfort foods delivered right to your door.

The perfect first slice

Timing is essential when it comes to your pizza delivery! The alchemy of hot sauce, melty cheese, and fresh ingredients works on a clock. A quick delivery affords your pizza the appropriate time to meld together, but if it takes too long your layers and flavors will lose their steam. Plus, there is no need to get hungry! You want to be able to predict your meal's arrival time. A solid operation will have a consistent flow and steady delivery fleet with a good reputation.

And in that vein: Who's that knocking at the door?

Your pizza delivery guy surely has a sneak peak into your favorite pastime. With insider knowledge on the intimate details of your order, you want to come face to face with a fellow food enthusiast. Make sure your locale has real-deal Italian pie lovers on the line cooking up and carrying out the orders with the same excitement you have when lifting that cardboard lid for the first time.

Make it easy!

You might have a pizza place on speed dial, but it's not always appropriate or possible to make a phone call. Many places these days are thinking about their customers' busy lives and now work with online order forms.