I am about to bend the 54" by 12" evaporator plate which comes with a Isotherm
Compact 2013 system and the manual says you can bend "either" direction (across the short dimension obviously). I have a question as to the "preferred" direction to bend. I will be covering the top half of three faces of the insulated box. Two independent systems one for the "nominal deep freeze" and one for the "nominal refrigerator"
As I will be using one for a deep freeze application and one for a refrigerator
application (and as a backup freezer) and understand there may be issues with things like leafy greens freezing if against the evaporator. I will have a third dedicated fridge which is held at appropriate temperatures for vegetables, most likely the unit with a dedicated blower :-)
The question I have is if the "bumpy" side of the evaporator should be toward the wall, there appears to be a "more smooth" side and a "more bumpy" side. If I bend the evaporator to have the "more smooth" side toward the interior
of the box the tubing will be between the evaporator and the wall of the insulated box, if I bend the evaporator to have the "more bumpy" side toward the interior
of the box then the tubing will be on the interior of the refrigerated space away from the wall.
I suspect it does not make much difference, perhaps the "more bumpy" side can conduct a bit more heat? Perhaps the "more smooth" side is much easier to clean? Perhaps having the tube between the evaporator and the wall protects it better and is worth the extra struggle to get it all through the hole existing the box.
Any thoughts from the assembled masses is most appreciated :-)