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18:06 Mar 6, 2002
English to English translations [Non-PRO] / ice
English term or phrase:hot ice
where does the word hotice come from, and how do I use hot ice to preserve frozen seafood for several days in an insulated ice chest?
Explanation: Dry ice is solidified carbon dioxide. It is completely nontoxic and safe to use near food.
The ice is called "dry" because the blocks (or cubes) of it are not made from water. Instead, as the dry ice "melts" the carbon dioxide is given off as a gas. The temperature of the cubes is well below the freezing temperature of water, so it is not safe to hold dry ice in your bare hands.
In the United States, you can find suppliers of dry ice in the yellow pages.
Don't exactly know how to grade this answer, but I would have to give him an A if this is acceptable. I also much appreciate each and every answer from all, and some were "cute"---'specially 'bout the diamonds, ha. BUT dry ice is actually what I meant, which in our area, it is also known as hot ice. Found I can purchase the dry ice and use it to pack my seafood for transporting to another state.
The first thing to do is have the seafood, shrimp in my case, frozen solid in some sort of container. Second, they should be wrapped tightly in foil, then wrapped tightly in several layers of newspaper and taped well. When placed on the dry ice layered in the insulated ice chest they should keep well for several days. Dry ice should also be place over and around the seafood also.
My info came from a seafood packing house here in lower AL.
I only wrote this in just in case someone else should want to send a care package across the miles.