Dry ice can serve several purposes. It is great for keeping perishables cold while camping, it is great for bed bug removal, and is commonly found at Halloween parties because it provides an element of spookiness. The problem with dry ice usage is that many people do not know how to correctly handle it. Here are some of the mistake several people make when using dry ice.
Buy It When You Need It
People make this mistake all the time. Do not buy dry ice way ahead of time. You should plan to purchase your dry ice hours before you need it. The issue with buying it ahead of time is that it does not last very long. With that said, if you have a party in a few days, wait until the day of the party to go out and buy the dry ice.
Don’t Throw Leftovers In The Sink
If you want to destroy your sink, go ahead and throw your dry ice leftovers down the drain. Dry ice is so cold that it can cause damage to your drains.
Keep It Away From Your Skin And Mouth
It is a bad idea to let dry ice come in contact with your skin. In addition, you do not want it going anywhere near your mouth. The temperature of dry ice is well below freezing and can cause a person frostbite if it touches their skin for too long.
Don’t Put Dry Ice In The Freezer
Many people think that the freezer is the best place to store dry ice, but that is certainly not true. Dry ice is way colder than the temperature of any kitchen freezer. The proper way to store dry ice is to keep it in a styrofoam cooler.
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Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice and related products in the Northeastern United States. Our dry ice is fresh and delivered right to your doorstep. We are happy to help you determine the best way to ship your goods, whether you have a huge amount of cookies or a single pie, and help you select the perfect amount of dry ice for the job. Give us a call at (201) 767-3200 or contact us online for a quote. To connect with us online, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.