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RL Picks: Cool Kitchen Products

Keep your cool with ice-making kitchen essentials and other frozen delights


It's official: the "ber" months are upon us. While we are already listening to Christmas carols, it's never too late to enjoy a few cold treats. After all, even if it is the rainy (holiday) season already, the afternoons remain as scorching hot as ever. 

Here are a few kitchen products, tools, and gadgets to help you cool down:

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Dispense it An ultra-roomy ref with an efficient ice and water dispenser on the door—a super convenient feature for busy moms.

LG Side-by-Side Refrigerator, major appliance stores
Keep it cool Though it’s meant for hot tea, the silicone sleeves will keep your hands from warming cold drinks.

Make My Day Comfort Double Wall Glasses, P999.75 a set, Howards Storage World
One, two, release! This tray has a unique “switch” that can effectively pop those pesky cubes out.

JosephJoseph Quick Snap Ice Tray, P630, Howards Storage World
Guilt-free Hot afternoons call for ice cream, but what if you’re lactose-intolerant? Then dish out milk-free (and totally vegan!) soy ice cream instead.

Balinese Vanilla Soy Ice Cream, P350/half liter, Edgy Veggy
Big crush Finally, a blender with a control option that’s powerful enough to crush ice easily. Plus, it’s lightweight and small-kitchen-friendly.

Cruzo Blender, Electrolux, major appliance stores
Sandwich time It’s the best of both worlds—an ice cream sandwich maker and ice pop maker in one—the secret is in the built-in cookie cutter.

Cuisipro Mini-Ice Cream Sandwich Makers, P800 a set, Howards Storage World

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