I read in Can raw eggs be frozen? that you can freeze eeg whites and use them later.

I saw this suggestion about using an ice tray to make frozen egg white cubes (which makes it easier later on when you want to use a few eeg whites out of a frozen batch).

My problem is, the frozen cubes won't come out of the ice tray! They seem to expand or for some reason stick to the tray very hard. I needed to melt them by running the back of the tray under hot water to get them out.

Obviously I can't use any oil or anything like that in the tray to prevent sticking.
Any suggestions?

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    I think you answered your own question. Anything you use will freeze and not let go. I get the egg whites out by dipping the tray in warm water for a second. You should post your warm water solution as the answer and accept your own answer. :) Commented Jan 18, 2012 at 17:42
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    Isn't this normal? My water ice cubes don't come out of the tray either if I don't run hot water. Unless I am using a silicone mold of course, but it seems that yours is of the normal, hard variety.
    – rumtscho
    Commented Jan 18, 2012 at 17:44
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    @rumtscho completely depends on the ice cube trays. More expensive ones seem to release a lot. Just a slight twist of the frame causes them all to 'pop' out. On cheap ones, I've had to resort to hot water.
    – rfusca
    Commented Jan 18, 2012 at 18:49
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    @rfusca- that's true for ice but I've never had a cube tray let go of frozen egg whites. Commented Jan 18, 2012 at 23:49
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    @rfusca A simple twist works fine for $5 ice trays from Target. I do notice that older trays that have been over-twisted don't release very well, at which point I just buy new ones
    – Davy8
    Commented Jan 19, 2012 at 1:18

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So to sum up, so far, we have:

  • use a silicon tray, there should be no problems there.
  • put the tray in warm water for a short while and they would let go.

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