[Homeroast] Using CO2 to preserve freshness?

John Borella jborella at ct.metrocast.net
Thu Apr 15 11:31:19 CDT 2010

 The timer triggers a heat cycle that heats wires in the cooling unit 
removing frost. If the entire freezer heated to above 32* every 6 hours or 
even once your food would be ruined in no time. I have two Frost Free 
freezers running, both with thermometers inside so I can monitor the temp. 
Temp is set to -5*F & whenever I open the door the temp is always between 
0*F & -5*F.

John B.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Phil Palmintere" <phil.palmintere at gmail.com>
  The mechanism for making the
> freezer frost free is that every 6 hours or so (it is on a timer that you
> cannot adjust) the freezer actually heats up to above 32 degrees F, 
> melting
> the "frost" in the "frost free" freezer.  So one day the ice cube might 
> be,
> say, 28 degrees F and the next day it might be -10 degrees F.  It all
> depends on when you got to the ice relative to its freeze/thaw cycle.  Of
> course, if you do not have a frost-free freezer, the above argument 
> doesn't
> apply.

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