Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Stainless Steel Whisky Stones vs Glass, Plastic and Soapstone Whisky Rocks


  • Have you ever had to throw away your drink because it had gotten too watered down and was no longer enjoyable?
       I have, what a waste!
  • Have you ever had guest just "pop in" only to realize that you have no cold drinks to offer them and you forgot to fill the ice cube tray?
       I have, very embarrassing!
  • Have you ever put a dirty ice cube in your drink?
       I have, totally disgusting!


What is a Whiskey Stone?

First of all it is important to understand what their purpose is. Whiskey stones or whiskey rocks, were originally created for whisky drinkers, to use as a substitute for ice cubes. Although they do not get as cold as regular ice cubes, their purpose is to keep your whisky cool without diluting it. They are typically made of rock, plastic or stainless steel, but there are some also made of glass. They are kept in the freezer, just like regular ice cubes, but the amount of time they must be in there before usage, will depend on what type you are using.

Soapstone whiskey rocks were previously the only type of chilling stone you could get, with our advancements in technology, there are now much better ones available to choose from. Stainless steel whiskey rocks are by far the best choice for many reasons, but there are also different types of those on the market. It is very important to choose a whiskey rock that is made of pure stainless steel and not just a plated version.

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Stainless steel whiskey stones vs soapstone whiskey rocks
As you can see in the picture above, the soapstone whiskey rocks are smaller and still look the same after being frozen for 5 hours. These Great White Ice stainless steel whiskey stones are able to get much colder and only require 1-2 hours of freezing time.

Disadvantages of Using Whiskey Stones Made of Glass, Plastic or Soapstone

  • First of all, I would never put anything made of glass in my drink, because it can break! Whether in big pieces or in tiny shards that are not apparent, broken glass can cause serious bodily harm!
  • Plastic is also a bad idea. There have been many studies conducted, that have proven, when subjected to extreme heat or cold plastic releases harmful gases and plastic also has an aftertaste. That is why, it is also not recommended to use it in the microwave.Why would anyone want plastic whisky stones floating in there drink anyway!
  • Soapstone whiskey rocks are currently the most popular, but only because they have been on the market longer and people do not realize that stainless steel is a much better choice. Soapstone is a soft rock meaning it can easily crack or pieces can fall off. The more you use them the more they wear down and they can only be used in very few alcoholic beverages. They are heavy and many people claim that they did not even notice a difference after using them. Others, claim that they help keep an already cold drink minimally chilled for a small amount of time, typically under 15 minutes and cannot cool down a warm drink. They also have to be frozen for around 5 hours before they can be used and cannot be used in the dishwasher. 
  • Soapstone is also known for its ability to absorb and retain heat and is the preferred material for masonry heaters because of this. This being the main reason why, when using it to chill a drink, the cooling power is minimal, as it is absorbing the heat the minute it hits your whiskey. This is also the main reason it cannot cool down a warm drink. 
  • Soapstone is cheap, as it is just a rock, but the prices vary greatly. The stones are also only 3/4 of an inch to account for the weight.


Advantages Of Using Great White Ice Stainless Steel Whiskey Rocks  

Currently there are a few different types stainless steel whiskey stones, but I have found that these offer the most benefits.  

  • Only have to be frozen from 1 - 2 hours before they are ready to use.
  • Contain a non toxic powerful chilling gel in their centers allowing for extended chilling time.
  • Are 1 inch in diameter making their cooling power stronger because of the bigger size.
  • Great White Ice whiskey stones are made from a high grade stainless steel, which means you are able to put in the dishwasher and they will never spot. They are not just a plated version like the other cheaper stainless steel versions out there, that cannot offer the benefits that actual stainless steel has to offer.
  • 100% Eco-friendly, Bpa free
  • Rust proof, anti bacterial, corrosion resistant, durable.
  • Do not retain tastes or smells from other items surrounding them.
  • Can be used in any type of alcoholic or regular beverage and therefore can also be referred to as, wine stones, scotch rocks, ice rocks, drink stones.
  • Can stay cold for hours if used in a thermos or a cooler. Use them in your cooler like ice packs to keep your food cold without water logging it.
  • Can be used anywhere. Use them in the house, in the yard, at the beach or on the dock, to keep your drink cool in the sun.
  • Best gift ever gets you compliments galore!
  • BACKED BY A LIFETIME REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE, so you can try them risk free!

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Truthfully speaking, Great White Ice stainless steel ice cubes are the most effective and appealing way to chill your drink currently available on today's market. 

Besides the benefits listed above, they keep your drink cold with minimal freezing time and are dishwasher safe, other stainless steel whisky stones from other brands are not dishwasher safe, are smaller and are only plated, they are not pure stainless steel and cannot offer these types of benefits. 

These stainless steel whiskey rocks are also backed by a lifetime replacement warranty. No other whiskey stones on the market offers the amazing benefits that these do! Although, there are none that will ever be as cold as ice, these are the next best thing. I love them, my guests love them and they make the perfect unique gift for anyone! 

Great White Ice Revolutionary Stainless Steel Whisky Stones
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  9. I love my whiskey stones. I got them from amazon and use them all the time You just have to understand that they are not meant to cool as much as ice because over chilling causes flavor loss just like water dilution does. I personally use them with just a splash of water to open the flavor a bit.

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