Features & Benefits

The Self-Contained Clear Ice System

The Forge Clear Ice System is a countertop, stand-alone ice maker. The Forge lives on your home bar, wherever that may be.

MSRP: $1,499

Simple, Sleek, Sophisticated

The Forge produces a pair of large blocks of gem-shaped clear ice at a time, and stores up to 8 gems at the ideal temperature.

The World's First Heated Ice Press

The unique, patent-pending heated ice press transforms each gem into a clear ice sphere in about 90 seconds.

Glass-like Ice Spheres

In the world of fine spirits, every detail is meticulously curated. Forge produces the ice that the world's finest spirits deserve.

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Design and Concept 11/01/2018

We've spent the last year perfecting our clear ice production technology, prototyping our unique heated press, and testing it with experts and friends.

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The Launch Campaign 06/19/2019

The 30-day Launch Campaign lets us know if there is a viable market for the Forge Clear Ice System. When you Pre-Order one of the Forge Packages, you help push this product closer to production.

Production Completed 12/23/2020

Final technical and design polish. Field testing and small-batch production details are finalized. The ultimate goal: to deliver to you the highest quality clear ice system, ever.

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Shipping Completed 2/8/2021

Customers began receiving their Forge Clear Ice Systems in December, 2020. We're proud to have brought these industry-first products to market and into the homes of clear ice connoisseurs.

Concept Completed 11/01/2018
Launch Campaign Completed 06/19/2019
Production Completed 12/23/2020
Shipping Completed 2/8/2021

Forge Cleaning Kit

Keep your ice clear and tasting fresh with the Forge Cleaning Kit. Each cleaning kit contains enough cleaning solution for two uses, as well as a cloth to help remove scale.

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Forge Drain Kit

A Forge Clear Ice Press Drain Kit means you can keep creating gorgeous clear ice spheres without having to empty the drip tray. Simply position the drain tube into a sink or basin to allow for continuous usage. Contains a drip tray customized with a 3' drain tube.

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There’s a reason why Forge is the first product I’ve endorsed. Clear ice is a game changer.
-Fred Minnick, Spirits Author, Editor-in-Chief of Bourbon+, and Forge Spokesman

Never miss a single note

Taste fine spirits like you've never tasted them before. Aside from its striking beauty, large spheres of clear ice melt slowly, allowing every flavor and aroma to come through as the beverage evolves, without the impurities and trapped air typically found in cloudy ice.

A revolution in the way clear ice is made

Forge is the most remarkable clear ice system in the world. It brings a level of sophistication to your home bar that will wow your guests and change the way you experience your favorite beverages.

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"The Forge Clear Ice Sphere is the coolest experience I have ever seen."
Ben Brown Brand Specialist at Brown-Forman

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Frequently Asked Questions

Setup [Clear Ice Maker]

  • Where is the max fill line?

    Forge holds one gallon of water. Remove the lower ice shelf and fill to the front step, or pour through the lower ice shelf holes just until water reaches bottom of the shelf's holes.

     

  • Preparing The Forge Clear Ice Maker For First Use

     

    1. Carefully remove packing material. Do not use sharp tools that can damage the ice maker.
    2. Ensure all components are present. If any item is missing, please contact Forge@FirstBuild.com.
    3. Place the ice maker upright on a flat, level surface and plug it in.
    4. Sanitize the ice maker before first use, following these steps.
    5. Press and hold the “Activate Clean Cycle” button for 3 seconds to begin cleaning cycle.
    6. Remove the lower ice shelf, and fill the ice maker with 8 cups (a half gallon) of water.
    7. Add 2 tsp of household bleach to the reservoir full of water and stir to mix.
    8. Dip a disposable cloth into the solution and wipe down the interior surfaces of the ice maker and shelves.
    9. Replace ice shelves & press “Activate Clean Cycle” button to continue. 
    10. The light bar on the bottom of the door will switch to green, signaling cleaning mode is active.
    11. When the light bar begins to pulse green, action is required. Follow the on-screen prompts
    12. Once cleaning is completed, drain the reservoir using the front drain tube. For faster draining, angle the drain tube as much as possible toward the floor.
    13. Remove and discard any ice in the ice maker. Do not consume this ice.
    14. Fill with 8 cups of fresh water. Press the “Activate Clean Cycle” button to continue to rinse cycle.
    15. When the light begins to pulse green, action is required.
    16. Follow the on-screen prompts.
    17. Complete one more rinse cycle. Fill with 8 cups of fresh water. Press the “Activate Clean Cycle” button to continue to rinse cycle.
    18. Once the rinse cycle has been completed, dip a disposable cloth into the clean water and wipe down the interior surfaces and shelves of the ice maker.
    19. Drain the reservoir using the front drain tube and press the “Activate Clean Cycle” button to end the cycle.

    Your Forge Clear Ice Maker is now ready for use.

     

  • Understanding Your Ice Maker's External Light Displays

    When Forge’s door is closed, the ice maker communicates by displaying different light colors and patterns at the base of the door.

     

    External lighting

     Meaning

     

    No Light

    Ice Making Off. Forge is holding ice in a tempered state when plugged in. To make ice, press the “Ice Making On/Off” button.

     

    Solid White

    Ice Making On. Forge is actively making ice gems while holding previously made ice gems in a tempered state.

     

    Pulsing White

    User action required. Lower shelf ice storage is full. Please remove ice or store it on the upper shelf.

     

    Pulsing Blue

    Water Low. To continue making ice, fill the reservoir with water.

     

    Solid Green

    Clean Cycle Activated. Forge is working through the automated portion of its cleaning cycle.

     

    Pulsing Green

    User action required. Follow the prompts on-screen to complete the cleaning process.

     

     

  • Understanding The Forge Clear Ice Maker's Text Display

    The Forge Clear Ice Maker communicates through both a light bar underneath the door and on-screen messaging. 

    On-screen message

     Meaning

     

    Ice Making Off

    Forge holds previously made ice in a tempered state. To make ice, press the “Ice Making On/Off” button.

     

    Ice Making On

    Forge is actively making ice gems while holding any previously made ice gems in a tempered state.

     

     

    Ice Chute Full

    Forge’s bottom ice shelf is full. To make more ice, move ice gems from the bottom of ice maker to the top storage shelf, or fully remove the ice gems from the ice maker.

     

    Water Low

    To continue making ice, fill the reservoir with water.

     

     

    Cleaning Recommended

    When Forge needs to be cleaned, the display will cycle between “Cleaning Recommended” and the current ice making mode. Press and hold “Activate Cleaning Cycle” button to begin cleaning cycle.

     

    Cleaning Cycle

    Activated

    Once the cleaning cycle is activated, follow the on-screen prompts to complete the cleaning process.

     

     

     

Setup [Ice Press]

  • What are the installation requirements for the Forge Clear Ice Press?
    • Ice press requires a dedicated power source capable of providing 15A at 120VAC.
    • Product is designed to be installed indoors. Do not use your ice press outdoors.
    • Product must be installed upright on a flat, level surface that is able to support the total weight when the drip tray is full of water.
    • Ensure a minimum of three inches (3”) clearance around the ice press.
    • Install the product in an environment with an ambient temperature between 65°F and 85°F.
    • Do not place the product near heat sources such as ovens or cooktops.
    • Do not place the product in direct sunlight.
    • Do not place directly under intense countertop lighting.
  • Preparing the Forge Clear Ice Press for use

     

    1. Carefully remove the packing material. Do not use sharp tools that can damage or scratch the ice press.
    2. Ensure all components are present. If any item is missing, please contact Forge@FirstBuild.com.
    3. Clean the ice press before use.
    4. Place the ice press upright on a flat, level surface and plug it into a dedicated power source capable of providing 15A at 120VAC.

     

  • Making a Clear Ice Sphere With The Ice Press

    Follow the steps below to make clear ice spheres:

     

    1.  Plug the ice press into a grounded outlet capable of providing 15A at 120VAC.

    2.  Turn the ice press on using the button on the lower back of the press. 

    3.  Lift the upper half of the press and, using the tongs, center a Forge clear ice gem between the two halves. 

    4.  Place the upper half of the ice press on top of the ice. You do not have to press down on the handle while ice is being melted.

    5.  Forge will press an ice sphere in about 90 seconds.

    6.  Immediately after the upper and lower halves of Forge meet, lift the top half of the press and use the tongs to remove the ice sphere. Ice spheres may be served immediately or stored in a freezer for later use.

    7.  Allow Ice spheres stored in a freezer to sit at room temperature for five minutes prior to adding liquid, or else they may crack.

     

     

  • What sounds might my Forge Clear Ice Press make?

     

    Your new ice press may make small clicking noises during operation. This sound is created as the internal heaters cycle on and off.

    Hard surfaces like the floor, walls, and countertops can amplify these sounds.

     

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Tech Specs

Forge Clear Ice System Clear Ice Maker, Heated Ice Press, Ice Tongs
Weight Ice Maker: Approx. 40 lbs; Heated Press: Approx. 12 lbs
Operating Temperature Ice Maker: 65-85 degrees F
Approx. Dimensions Ice Maker: 11.6"W x 16.5"H x 23.6"D; Heated Press: 9.2"W x 13.6"H x 11.2"D
Volts/Frequency/Current Ice Maker: 120V AC/60 Hz/2.5 A; Heated Press: 11 A
Installation Clearance 3", side and back
Reservoir Capacity 1 gallon
Ice Making Rate 2 ice gems / approx. 5-7 hours depending on installation clearance, ambient temperature and starting water temperature
Sphere Making Rate Approximately 90 seconds for each sphere
Product Warranty One year limited warranty

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