When a freezer is not available, dry ice can be used to keep ice cubes frozen. The amount of dry ice required varies based on the size and location of the freezer. Gloves should always be used when handling dry ice to prevent direct contact with the substance.
The recommended amounts of dry ice are for a 24-hour period. Fifteen to 25 pounds of dry ice are required for a freezer located on the bottom of a refrigerator. A top freezer needs 20 to 30 pounds of dry ice, while a side-by-side freezer necessitates 30 to 40 pounds. A large chest freezer requires 40 to 50 pounds of dry ice to keep ice cubes properly frozen.Learn More
A whole chicken can be stored in the freezer at 0 degrees Fahrenheit or lower for up to a year according the the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Chicken parts are safe to keep in the freezer for up to 9 months, and ground chicken should be discarded after freezing for 3 to 4 months.Full Answer >
Frozen raw hamburger meat remains safe in the freezer indefinitely, but it is best if used within four months. Completely cooked hamburger meat that is frozen within two hours of cooking should be used within four months.Full Answer >
Keep lean fish in the freezer for for no more than 6 months and fatty fish no more than 3 months. Fatty fish include varieties such as salmon or trout.Full Answer >
Crab legs remain fresh and safe to eat for up to 3 months in a freezer. They must be packaged properly to maintain the best quality.Full Answer >