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Old 08-16-2016, 09:58 PM   #15
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...On a related note...is there any harm done by storing these ice containers in the fridge (Dometic 1.9 3way) in between being transferred to my cooler which I will use for day trips? I can't find it, but I could swear I read somewhere that you shouldn't put block ice in the fridge. Any particular reason this wouldn't work?
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Block ice in the plastic bag it comes in will leak as it melts.
Put it in a container to contain melt water.
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On a related note...is there any harm done by storing these ice containers in the fridge (Dometic 1.9 3way) in between being transferred to my cooler which I will use for day trips? I can't find it, but I could swear I read somewhere that you shouldn't put block ice in the fridge. Any particular reason this wouldn't work?
If your talking about the frozen DIY milk jugs (to contain the water as they melt) there is no reason. Thats how I kept my Scamps old 3 way fridge cool while traveling for years.

Just do not put them in the door holders as the old small fridges do not do well with to much weight on the door - I used smaller freezer packs or small frozen water bottle beside dairy products etc that where stored on the door.
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All good suggestions. I like to pre-freeze the cooler itself, as well. Open the lid and place the entire cooler into the freezer for 5-10 hours. Easy to do if your cooler is small enough and your freezer is big enough. Could place already frozen items inside the cooler if space is at a premium. I find this helps a little in the initial phases.
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Thanks for all the good ideas. Last night I did try a number of them, with success! Tonight trying the Glad/Ziplock screw-top pint and quart containers. These are those disposable ones and would be a good fit in my smaller cooler.

On a related note...is there any harm done by storing these ice containers in the fridge (Dometic 1.9 3way) in between being transferred to my cooler which I will use for day trips? I can't find it, but I could swear I read somewhere that you shouldn't put block ice in the fridge. Any particular reason this wouldn't work?


I'd say no, go ahead, but it hit me, maybe they meant block ice that wasn't in a container of some kind, in which case as it melted, it would leak all over the place and probably out the front edge of the fridge--or you'd have a flood when you opened the door. INSIDE your container of choice, shouldn't be a problem at all.

But someone may know better, and I'm all ears! YMMV
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