Ice Cube Tray Made in USA

I love lemonade but don’t like the sweetness and sometimes chemical taste in the store-bought products. So, I switched to squeezing my own.

rubbermaid easy release ice cube trayProblems:
A lot of work for juicing just 1 lemon/lime at a time.
A batch of lemons/limes produce to much to keep fresh.

Solution:
Make ice cubes out of the juice.

I searched to US made products and found the Rubbermaid Easy Release Ice Cube Tray. According to Rubbermaid it is made from #2 plastic, BPA free and dishwasher safe.

I juiced a beg of lemons with my stainless squeezer gadget (if you like pulps, this is not the tool.) and made 1.5 trays of ice cubes.

And as it’s so names, it really is easy release. High marks for another Made in USA item!

Unbleached Cheesecloth Made in USA

"If You Care" cheesecloth made in usaThe last time I bought cheesecloth (Regency Natural Ultra Fine), I was surprised to see they were no longer made in USA. I was lucky that the local store of the online shop still had some old ones I could exchange.

Today, I was at a trusted local health food store, I found “If You Care” has US made cheesecloth.

Like many other cheesecloth, you will need to adjust the number of layers for your applications. I used it to soak up water droplets from the bottom of the top steamer pan so my steam buns will come out with shiny, smooth skin.

I have been using “If You Care” muffin cups for years and when you take the paper off, no part of muffin comes off with it.

Made in USA Measuring Spoon Set

It’s hard to find everyday things that are made in USA. For this reason, I’ve been searching for measuring spoons for over a year.

Pourfect 12-Piece Measuring Spoon SetLast week, I found them – Pourfect 12-Piece Measuring Spoon Set. They came in 8 different colors. Each set comes with a leveler and hard to find sizes like 2 tablespoon and 3/4 teaspoon. I like the wide handle, big text, and they are not at all flimsy like the old set I have.

Besides the fact that I appreciate the quality, I’m happy to support Pourfect, who manufacture all their products in the States. And I will continue to search for US made products and hope you will, too.