Whether you’re a meal prep pro or you’re new to the world of freezer meal prepping, the Souper Cubes Silicone Freezing Tray with Lid is a meal prep game-changer. Their trays help you freeze food in perfect portions so you never have to struggle with freezer meal prep again!
While I don’t have a point of reference, I liked that the top portion of the tray is framed out. It provides a sturdy frame on which to close the lid. I filled a compartment with water and put on the lid. Then I tipped the tray every which way. No water escaped. (I did this after using the trays in the freezer once.)
The frozen soup popped out easily; I only had one set that required inverting each cup entirely. This was a little more work. But, overall, I just had to apply pressure from the bottom and the cube would pop out. (See the last image.) Dishwasher safe. Cleaned up beautifully face down on the top rack.
The minestrone stained the tray. (See middle image.) In between my marathon of soup freezing, I only washed each tray by hand with Dawn. I couldn’t remove the “stain” the minestrone had left. I wasn’t happy about this. Once I finished freezing all of the soups, I did put both the lids and trays on the top rack in the dishwasher and ran it through a regular cycle. They came out perfectly clean—stain free. (See the first image)
After the first soup, a ginger-coconut milk chicken soup, a distinct frozen-food smell was left behind with a hint of the soup itself. While I don’t think this transferred to the subsequent soups, I don’t know if it might be problematic with other types of foods. Washing it in the dishwasher helped some but did not eliminate the odour. For the price of these, I didn’t expect this problem.
Overall, I’m impressed with the Souper Cubes Silicone Freezing Tray with Lid. I wanted to find a more space-efficient way to store soup in the freezer and still keep it divided into individual servings. It delivered on this. Over three days, I made three different soups and froze them into cubes. I stored four cubes in a one-gallon freezer bag.