I’d love to see one of those great late-night, cheap TV ads promote this item by first showing a variety of people having extreme difficulty cracking ice on their own, then effortlessly succeeding with this nifty tool. The tap-icer is essentially a plastic stick with a smooth disc of convex metal at one end.
The instructions: “Place ice cube in palm of hand. With the other hand vibrate the Tap-Icer with wrist action. After a few light taps the ice cracks into many pieces. The special spring action does the trick. Vibrate about two to three inches above the flat surface of the ice…don’t pound.” Instructions should advise cocktail party hosts to begin cracking ice for their guests about a month before the shindig.