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Old 11-17-2012, 04:19 AM   #1
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Cooling Fridge Faster Question

As we all know, it usually takes a day or so to get your fridge down to a decent temp for food storage. I was thinking about this and was wondering about using dry ice in the fridge for the first day or so. Has any one tried this? Seems to me it would at least act like a cooler and keep things cold until the fridge did so by itself.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:11 AM   #2
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Have you tried using one of the small battery operated refridgerator fans? We have found that using one cools down the fridge overnight.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:25 AM   #3
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How about sticking some frozen water bottles in there.
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How about sticking some frozen water bottles in there.
This works for us, along with anything else that is frozen and we will be using in the next 2 days.
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During the camping season, when we go out approx twice a month, we leave the trailer hooked up to electric beside the garage, and leave the fridge running on electric, and turned down to about 2 setting out of the max setting of 9. The night before we leave, we pack the fridge with already cold stuff, and turn it up to 7. No problems or spoiled food so far.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:30 PM   #6
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Not a big fan of dry ice. It can crack the interior if in direct contact with the plastic inside, to expensive and will be left over when the fridge is cooled and it is no longer needed. It is erie to drop it in a bucket of water though!

My choice if I had a need would be as others have posted, frozen water bottles.
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Yes, I have done the fan mod, and I do use frozen water bottles as well. I was just curious about the dry ice thing. One concern I did have was cracking the plastic interior of the fridge. Thanks
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:39 PM   #8
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The dry ice will FREEZE everything in the refrigerator. I would not use it to cool the fridge. A block or ice would be ok to use.
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