Dry ice has a variety of uses, from the more common to the more unusual. Today you can check out some wacky and wonderful uses for this unique substance.
DIY Root Beer
Dry ice can be used in food and beverages. So, why not try making some homemade root beer for you and you family to enjoy? For one gallon of root beer you will need:
- One pound of sugar
- One gallon of water
- Two ounces of root beer extract
- One to two pounds of food grade dry ice
Mix all ingredients together and voila, you have just created some delicious homemade root beer.
To Repair Damage From Dents
Did your car suffer a dent from an accident? You may be able to save some money by avoiding an auto body shop by giving dry ice a try. Dry ice condenses metal and can easily shrink minor dents on your vehicle. All you have to do is place the dry ice on the inside of the dent, if possible. And then, using heavy gloves, press a flat sheet against the dent. This should allow the dent to “pop” out. If on the off chance, the dent is more severe, you can use a hair dryer to heat the flat sheet for five to seven minutes. Then you want to cool the sheet using aluminum foil to insulate the panel. Take some dry ice with your gloves on, and place it on top of the sheet and hold the foil between the dry ice and the dent, moving the dry ice around the area of the dent. The rapid temperature drop should allow the dent to “pop” out.
If you have an abundance of food that needs to be stored for an extended period of time, like for a massive party, then dry ice can be a very economical way to preserve your food. Just make sure that your dry ice isn’t frost covered since that will just add moisture to your food. Typically, place one gallon of dry ice per five-gallon storage container in the bottom and then place all your dry food on top to preserve.
Removing Floor Tile
Do you have some gnarly looking tiles in your bathroom, but don’t want to spend a ton of money to remove them? Dry ice is an easy, cost-effective solution for removing floor tiles. The dry ice works by loosening the tiles. The tiles freeze and shrink a little, allowing for them to be removed without much effort on your part. The extremely cold temperatures of the dry ice will breach the bond of the adhesive, allowing for a quick and easy removal process.
Dry Ice Corp: A Dry Ice Supplier in Maryland
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