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How to Use Dry Ice
Keep dry ice wrapped in newspaper, paper bags, or towels for safety and to extend the life of the dry ice.
When using dry ice for cooling foods, place the dry ice in the BOTTOM of a cooler, refrigerator, or insulated container.
Do not allow foods to have direct contact with the dry ice. Place an insulating material — such as cardboard — between the dry ice and food.
Do not put dry ice in your drink.
When using dry ice to keep foods frozen, place the dry ice ON TOP of the items you want frozen.
A small block of dry ice (5 to 7 pounds) wrapped in an insulating container has an effective cooling time of 18 to 24 hours.
Safe Handling of Dry Ice
Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide — avoid direct contact with the skin.
Handle it with care — use gloves, a towel, etc. to insulate your fingers when handling the dry ice.
If you must transport dry ice in your car, either open the windows or set the air conditioner to “fresh” outside air rather than “recirculate.” Carbon dioxide build-up can be hazardous in a closed space.
Keep children at a safe distance from dry ice at all times!
Safe Disposal of Dry Ice
Do not dispose of dry ice in a sewer, sink, toilet, garbage disposal, garbage chute, etc.
Allow leftover dry ice to evaporate (turn into a gas) in a well-ventilated area where no buildup of carbon dioxide vapor can occur.