Originally Posted by Lunita
Has anyone used non food
items in their freezer to hold the temperature down. I wondered about putting some thick aluminum plate material in the freezer and fridge to act like holding plates. They would not take up a lot of room and would allow longer times between compressor
We fill the voids in our dedicated freezer with various sizes of Blue Ice
to help improve efficiency and quick freeze new items added to the freezer by surrounding/sandwiching them with Blue Ice.
That allows us to remove some of the Blue Ice when more freezer space is needed, or put some in the refrigerator
when we load it with warm items to off-set the load, and of course put some in a cooler [meals/beverages, etc.] when we commute off the boat.
And lets not forget about lumps, bumps, burns, and black-eyes... [We use the soft gel packs in these cases...]
This is just another way of accomplishing what you asked about. There may be better portable eutectic products than Blue Ice- I just mention it as an example and because it just happens to be what we have at this moment...