It's starting to warm up, about one of these?

Good morning everyone,

I've noticed it getting a bit humid recently. I'm guessing summer is just around the corner. With highs today and tomorrow in the mid 20s, I guess it's already here, eh? Ha ha! It looks like we'll get some rain on Monday and then it should clear up on Tuesday and be nice for the rest of the week.

These sleek, adorable devices, released last month by Japanese homeware maker Doshisha under license from Disney Japan, are actually ice shaving machines, which they’re calling “ice slicers“.
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The ice slicer is the latest in the company’s popular line of “ice shaving machines for adults,” and the Disney factor is supposed to add an element of cute which they hope will make you want to create shaved ice not just in the summer but throughout the year!

▼ The machine is available in black and red, in the image of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. The compact design allows it to be placed on tables and countertops without taking up too much space.


Of course, it’s not just the Disney-inspired design that makes this ice slicer an attractive item. It actually can be used in a wide range of practical ways (other than making just shaved ice) like taking frozen soup and shaving it over a dish as flavoring, or creating your own original frozen drink simply by filling a glass with shaved ice and mixing it with different juices. Plus, all you need to do is fill the machine with regular ice cubes from your freezer and press a button, so it sounds really easy to use as well.

▼ It also comes with a handy recipe book with fun ideas from frozen drinks to sauces for cold pasta dishes.

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The ice slicer isn't cheap though...well, have you ever seen anything with the Disney logo on it that was? It's selling for roughly Y5,300. However, it’s certainly a fun-looking device that should add some cute stylishness to any kitchen, and you know it’ll make a great gift for anyone even remotely fond of Disney!

While I'm not a big fan of 'cutesy' things in my apartment, I do like the idea that it's compact. Because, let's face it, there isn't a lot of extra space in homes in Japan.

How about you? Tempted to get one?

Have a great day!

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