KnivesOut says...

Well it makes some sense, in that it's increasing the contact between the liquid and the sides of the can, and it's rapidly decreasing the temperature of the can by increasing the contact between the can and the ice.

Also, I remember a mythbusters episode where they tested various methods for rapidly cooling drinks, and the fastest predictable method was salted ice, thereby lowering the freezing temperature of the water, essentially make it colder than ice. The other side effect was that the salt turned the cooler full of cubed ice (and therefore full of air gaps) into a cooler full of icy water. I think the principle is sound.

Still, its a dumb invention, considering how simple it is to cool drinks in lower tech fashions.>> ^Peroxide:

Can anyone with a physics degree confirm that this isn't nonsense?

redyellowblue says...

I just think 40 min-4 hrs ahead of time before I want a cold drink. Not that it matters. This is stupid, why am I talking about this. I don't even have a preference for cold drinks over warm. Ultimately I am indifferent. What is the point of anything.

KnivesOut says...

The existential angst is palpable.>> ^redyellowblue:

I just think 40 min-4 hrs ahead of time before I want a cold drink. Not that it matters. This is stupid, why am I talking about this. I don't even have a preference for cold drinks over warm. Ultimately I am indifferent. What is the point of anything.

Darkhand says...

Figures a woman would be in charge of freezing stuff. Considering most of them have ice in their hearts!! *Runs away crying*

Porksandwich says...

You're already bringing a cooler of ice to cool it down, bring an even bigger cooler..put cans on bottom, cover in ice. Don't have to fuss with batteries or have batteries sitting in your cooler and potentially leaking on things you're going to be putting to your mouth later.

You're taking minutes per can with this thing, or you could do a whole bunch of cans in a cooler in 10 minutes and 30 minutes later have lots of cold drinks and the ability to put more in. Amazing.

legacy0100 says...

I'm just wondering, wouldn't the can be shaken up after all that spinning movement and cause it to overflow? You may end up having to wait for the can to settle down before opening it anyway, which may negate the time saved from fast cooling lol

If the spinning doesn't agitate the can and there is no overflowing, then there may be a use for this device. It's a fun little gimmick

Porksandwich says...

>> ^legacy0100:

I'm just wondering, wouldn't the can be shaken up after all that spinning movement and cause it to overflow? You may end up having to wait for the can to settle down before opening it anyway, which may negate the time saved from fast cooling lol
If the spinning doesn't agitate the can and there is no overflowing, then there may be a use for this device. It's a fun little gimmick


I a lot of what makes cans get fizzy is shifting that pocket of air at the top of it through the liquid enough that it causes the carbonation to get agitated. Like if you took a can and just ran it between your hands smoothly it's not going to bubble over. And when they slide down convenience store shelving they aren't agitated either because the pocket of air is at the top and not running through the liquid like it is with a shake.

That's just my guess at it, because I often run cans between my hands if they are dirty to try to get some of the condensation so I can clean them a little and never end up with a fizzing over can. Plus if you've got a really good cooler and plenty of ice a can of pop can be far too cold to drink if it's really hot out...like an ice cream headache at times.

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