The individual pop out cube selection is great. I purchased 4 trays as I love having lots of ice and I fill up the ice bucket when having guests over. With the individual pop out option, I don't have ice blocks flying all over the kitchen and later finding little puddles of water where I missed a block. The lids mean I can stack the trays without the top ones getting stuck in the bottom ones and no smells or dribbles of anything else. I would prefer them to be slightly larger...that's all. .