Use the Right Amount—The 2:1 Ice Ratio
Use the Right Kind of Ice
Block Ice vs. Cubed Ice
Pre-Chill with Cubed Ice
Block Ice for Best Ice Retention Longevity
Combined Power of Block Ice and Cubed Ice
How to Get Enough Ice to Fill Your Cooler
Reduce & Reuse: Pelican Ice
How to Use Dry Ice in a Cooler
- Do not handle dry ice directly. Use protective gloves or oven mitts when handling dry ice.
- Ventilation is a must!
- Your cooler needs to be able to vent the sublimating carbon dioxide gas. Pelican Elite Coolers have a gap in the gasket to allow for this, but other high performance coolers may need to have the lid left cracked open or the drain plug open to act as a vent.
- Make sure the area where you’re using the cooler with dry ice is also well ventilated. Roll down your car windows to avoid a dangerous buildup of carbon dioxide gas while you’re driving. Better yet, store the cooler outside the car on a trailer, in the truck bed, or tied to the roof.
- Most importantly, DO NOT use dry ice in Pelican soft coolers. These coolers are designed to be leak-proof and the buildup of gas inside them could cause an explosion.