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One Minute Drink Chiller Works Better Than A Fire Extinguisher

By Evan Ackerman

As I’m sure you all know from watching Mythbusters, the most efficient way to cool a six pack of beer is by dousing it with a fire extinguisher. Using this method, you can chill six beers in about three minutes, which is much more efficient than putting them in ice water, putting them in the freezer, or burying them in sand doused with gasoline and lighting it all on fire. The Cooper Cooler Rapid Beverage Chiller does even better, being able to chill a can of beer (or soda, for you lightweights) down to 43 degrees F in just sixty seconds. You fill a compartment with ice and water, put the can in, and close the lid, and the machine will rotate the can while dousing it with ice water, a process that’s “40 times faster” than just sticking the can in your fridge. If you want “extra chill,” you can also set it to drop the temp to 34 degrees. The beverage chiller works on bottles of wine, as well.

I suppose you could argue that the fire extinguisher method is more efficient in that you can chill an entire six pack in only three minutes, which works out to 30 seconds per can. But I think you’ll agree that it’s better to have one cold beer now than six cold beers later, and besides, if you’re the type who drinks beers at a rate greater than one per minute, the exact temperature of what you’re pounding is probably not of the utmost importance.

The Cooper Cooler Rapid Beverage Chiller is sixty bucks from Amazon.

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  • http://www.cypher-sec.org thecolor

    ahhh, never mind an expensive product. If you're geeky enough to buy that, just use your computer's spray can of air… it'll chill it in about 20 seconds.

    I've done this several times on hot summer days, and it works like a charm. :) Also, it's way cool to show someone (or bet… I can chill this in seconds) ;)

    here is a video someone did on it, it's exactly the way I do it.

    http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/513788/ice_cold

  • http://www.iheartbaconsalt.com Aaron

    The gasoline method was busted by the Mythbusters… not very cold, and beer is covered in gasoline.

    If you added some rock salt it would work like an ice cream maker and chill even faster, and salt isn't too bad around the beer can.

  • ezerhard

    the computer spray can method is a farce, it really doesn't work well. Gets it down a couple of degrees, but not refrigerator cold. Then if you factor the economic cost to chill your can, a $60.00 unit isn't so expensive. I've got a cooper cooler and it does chill in one minute to fridge cold for cans and they don't explode upon opening. Check various sites and it gets good reviews. Amazon.com it has like 4.5 stars based on about 30 reviews. NOTE: the same company that makes the cooper cooler has a new can/bottle only chiller coming out called the Blitz Chiller, http://www.BlitzChiller.com

  • ezerhard

    the computer spray can method is a farce, it really doesn't work well. Gets it down a couple of degrees, but not refrigerator cold. Then if you factor the economic cost to chill your can, a $60.00 unit isn't so expensive. I've got a cooper cooler and it does chill in one minute to fridge cold for cans and they don't explode upon opening. also chills wine bottles in mins. Check various sites and it gets good reviews. Amazon.com it has like 4.5 stars based on about 30 reviews. NOTE: the same company that makes the cooper cooler has a new can/bottle only chiller coming out called the Blitz Chiller, http://www.BlitzChiller.com

  • ezerhard

    the computer spray can method is a farce, it really doesn't work well. Gets it down a couple of degrees, but not refrigerator cold. Then if you factor the economic cost to chill your can, a $60.00 unit isn't so expensive. I've got a cooper cooler and it does chill in one minute to fridge cold for cans and they don't explode upon opening. Check various sites and it gets good reviews. Amazon.com it has like 4.5 stars based on about 30 reviews. NOTE: the same company that makes the cooper cooler has a new can/bottle only chiller coming out called the Blitz Chiller, http://www.BlitzChiller.com

  • ezerhard

    the computer spray can method is a farce, it really doesn't work well. Gets it down a couple of degrees, but not refrigerator cold. Then if you factor the economic cost to chill your can, a $60.00 unit isn't so expensive. I've got a cooper cooler and it does chill in one minute to fridge cold for cans and they don't explode upon opening. also chills wine bottles in mins. Check various sites and it gets good reviews. Amazon.com it has like 4.5 stars based on about 30 reviews. NOTE: the same company that makes the cooper cooler has a new can/bottle only chiller coming out called the Blitz Chiller, http://www.BlitzChiller.com