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.