Generally speaking, the ice pick is used to break up large blocks of ice so that smaller pieces can be extracted. You will use this tool by holding it by the handle and hammering the block of ice with strong, repetitive blows. This way, you will be able to disintegrate everything and obtain ready-to-use pieces.
What is the ice pick made of?
The ice pick therefore has a handle which allows the tool to be held in place during use (making it safe ). What allows you to fracture the ice is the steel pick housed in the handle. It can be designed in a point or ending in small sharp teeth , which will save you from making a considerable effort.
Handles can be made from chrome-plated stainless steel , wood or plastic . Depending on your support preferences and your tastes, several models are available commercially. When choosing your ice pick, you will need to take into account first the safety and then the aesthetics of your utensil.
Which one to choose ?
This tool is easy to transport and can be used in the kitchen as well as in a bar . For your kitchen, choose the elegant (and safe) ice pick instead. It will allow you to add an extra decoration when you hang it on your utensil holder. For a bar, you will have to prioritize practicality because you will certainly have a larger quantity of ice to break (you must always take safety into account).