Category: Around the Home

Penguin Brand Dry Ice has hundreds of uses around the home.

Packing Coolers with Dry Ice

Where do I buy Penguin Brand™ Dry Ice? Check out our Store Locator to find the closest retailer to you. How much dry ice do I need? This will vary depending on the type of food (frozen or refrigerated), the size of your cooler, the ambient conditions and the length of your event. Please reference the…

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Shipping

Dry ice is a great way to ship frozen goods from one side of the country to the other. Because it does not melt and lasts much longer than wet ice, it’s the perfect, worry-free solution for many peoples’ food and medicinal shipping needs. In order to ensure your package arrives as intended, here are…

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Storm Prep

With a little bit of foresight and some help from the weatherman, you can always be prepared for storms – without the need for an expensive generator and the mess of gasoline. Below is our list of tips for using dry ice during extended power outages. Download the complete guide here. Dry ice most definitely…

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Storing Grain

Storing Grain with Dry Ice Dry ice can be a really useful way to preserve grains! Not only can it be used to help destroy “wheat weevil” eggs and other insects, dry ice can also be used to increase the longevity of storage. While using dry ice does not completely guarantee an insect-free container, it…

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Preserving Your Wedding Cake

Newlyweds: Preserve Your Wedding Cake with Dry Ice! Amidst all the flower decisions, ceremony arrangements and reception details, don’t forget an important piece of the puzzle – your wedding cake! One popular tradition has become standard in nearly all wedding celebrations: saving the top tier of your wedding cake and eating it on your first…

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Cleaning Terrariums

How to Clean Your Terrarium with Dry Ice Terrariums are no fun to clean, but dry ice is here to help! It’s safe, non-toxic and beats the heck out of getting in there with a brush and bleach. Here’s how to do it: Temporarily move any terrarium residents (i.e. frogs or other amphibians, reptiles, plants)…

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Dry Ice Washing Machine

Meet the Dry Ice Washing Machine! What is the worst, most tedious chore everyone has to do? Washing the laundry! If you’re the kind of person who always turns their underwear pink or never ends up with an even number of socks, we feel your pain. Luckily, The Penguin has found a great new concept…

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Removing Car Dents

Use dry ice to remove car dents: What you will need: Insulated gloves Tongs Penguin Brand™ Dry Ice (enough to cover the size of the dent) Hammer Let’s get started: Put on a pair of insulated gloves. Make sure the dry ice chunk you have is slightly bigger than the dent you’re attempting to remove….

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Gardening

Use dry ice to enrich your garden: What you will need: Insulated gloves Tongs Penguin Brand™ Dry Ice (approximately five to 10 pounds for a 170 square foot garden or any excess leftover from other projects) Hammer Let’s get started: Put on a pair of insulated gloves. Break up the dry ice into small pieces…

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Loosening Asphalt Floor Tiles

Did you know you can use dry ice to loosen asphalt floor tiles? Here’s what you will need: Insulated gloves Tongs Penguin Brand™ Dry Ice (about 50 pounds per 250 square feet) Hammer Flat-head screwdriver Let’s get started: Put on a pair of insulated gloves. Using a pair of tongs, place several pieces of dry…

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