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  • 29 April 2013, 10:32

Designer creates steel ice cubes

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A US designer has created ice cubes that will never water down or change the taste of a drink - because they are made from stainless steel.

Dave Laituri, from Wayland in Massachusetts, came up with the idea for people who prefer their drinks on the rocks but don't want extra water from melting ice.

The stainless steel cubes, known as 'Pucs', let you decide how cool the drink gets by adding your preferred number of cubes.

A single Puc weighs 70 grams and is 25mm x 19mm. They cost 25 for a set of six in either a solid walnut or maple case.

Mr Laituri, 51, said: "Early in my design career, I heard a story that famous designer Raymond Loewy used to drink scotch with chilled with ball bearings.

"He was quite the classy guy and I've heard of other famous people from that era using ball bearings to chill their drink of choice."

But he added: "The ball bearings were too mobile and would often take a leap for freedom and roll across the floor when given the chance.

"But with the marshmallow-like 'puck' shape, they tend to stay put, live at the bottom of the glass for the duration of the drink and are easier to manage.

"They are a classy, non-diluting alternative to ice."