Dry Ice is very cold
• It has a temperature of -109˚ F
• Always use in a well-ventilated area to prevent CO inhalation.
• Always use a glove or towel to handle dry ice. Any direct contact could result in frostbite.
• Do not store in a vapor-tight container. Dry ice evaporates and could cause extreme pressure build-up in the container.
• Get prompt medical attention for either frostbite or inhalation.
• For possible frostbite, place frozen part in warm water and see a doctor immediately.
• If a person loses their breath due to inhalation, quickly lead the person away from the fumes to get some fresh air.
Dry Ice storage
• Dry ice cannot be stored in the freezer or refrigerator. It is much colder and will not hold.
• Store dry ice in an insulate container.
• Fill all voids in the container with newspapers or towels.
• Cover the container allowing only a small gap for ventilation.
Using dry ice for effect
• Dry ice does not melt, it evaporates!
• FOG: Fill a container with HOT tap water. The higher the water temperature, the better the fog effect. Use small chunks of dry ice at a time. If the chunks are too big, the water will begin to glaze over the dry ice and decrease fog production. Fog will stop if the water becomes too cold or the dry ice has evaporated; therefore add more chunks of dry ice or change out the water with fresh HOT water.
• PUNCH BOWLS: Wrap small chunks of dry ice in a cheese cloth and drop into the punch bowl. If any of the dry ice is used in individual glasses, DO NOT let the dry ice come in contact with your guest’s mouth.