I rec'vd my 24 sheets of Techni Ice from the ebay seller last Thurs. 24 sheets, to share with some other friends, etc.
I have a 15 year old Coleman cooler, in good shape , not huge but not small. I have camped with it at least 7 times in the past year, and usually have a little meat, cheese, milk, beer / wine, and such and buy about 3 of the small bags of ice, maybe one more bag when I get to camp. Always come home with some ice still frozen, but everything good and cold.
TECHNI ICE -------
I followed directions, and froze three sheets. Put one in the bottom of the Coleman cooler, put a bag of frozen chicken strips, and a few bottles of Gatorage straight from my fridge, then another sheet of Techni ice and then some cans of room temp soda pop, then the third sheet on top of that .
Left it alone , in the garage (about 80* outside) didn't open it for 24 hours and then checked it.
RESULT ---- I'm not happy ! The inside was just cool , not great. The pop and gatorade was cool, but not cold. the top 2 sheets of techni ice were thawed... squishy, not even really cold to the touch! I checked the bag of frozen chicken strips, they were not really frozen anymore . The 3rd sheet of Techni ice on the bottom was half frozen still but the other half was thawed and mushy.... and this was JUST 24 HOURS LATER .
So I know it says to use one sheet per 7-8 quarts of cooler space. I suspect my cooler should use about 4 Techni Ice sheets. And this is supposed to stay frozen 4-7 times more than regular ice.... this was not the case.
I've gotten bags of regular old ice on a friday noon and come home on sunday with still some ice frozen although most of it water. I went to Cedar Hill with the same cooler, not packed full really - mostly wine and chicken and potato salad, etc but had a BIG $3 something bag of ice and came home after three days with colder contents and a little ice still in the chest.
HOW IS EVERY ONE ELSE USING THIS/LIKING IT ??????
I'm very tempted to send it back.