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Know Your Ice

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Photo by Beth Kirby
Crushed Ice. Photo by Beth Kirby.

Crushed Ice

Less than 32°F
PROS Cools faster but melts faster.
CONS Messiest (wateriest).

BEST USE
Cooling warm items. Fitting in tight spaces between items.

Photo by Tim Hussey
Block Ice. Photo by Tim Hussey.

Block Ice

0 °F
PROS Lasts longer.
CONS Sometimes harder to pack.

BEST USE
Keeping pre-chilled items cold with low maintenance.
(i.e. adding more crushed ice)

Dry Ice

-109.3 °F
PROS Incredibly cold.
CONS We recommend putting a towel layer atop it to avoid freezing other items.

BEST USE
Freezer cooler, longer trips, wicked fog effects.

SAFETY WARNING /// Handle with gloves only use in well ventilated areas and never in airtight containers. Sublimation will cause an explosion.