Tough thermoplastic elastomer latches made in the USA, UV resistant and made to last! Tested to 120lb pressure on their tie-down point.
how ICEY-TEK got started
Icey-Tek NZ was started by Todd and Toni Bennett in the year 2000. The NZ distributors are part of a Worldwide Product and Team.
While on holiday in Australia; Todd the keen fisherman and hunter visited a Hunting and Fishing Trade show and found a Polyethylene Icebox that had the same retention capabilities as a fiberglass Icebox, though this was more rugged and durable and able to be thrown around. Todd knew there was a market for these in New Zealand and the rest they say “is history”
Icey-Tek continues to strive in the market and is always looking for ways to improve their products and enhance the range to achieve customers demands.
- Wherever possible store the box in a cool place – if stored in direct sunlight or in a warm environment, a significant amount of ice will be melted to cool the walls of the box.
- Ice temperature is also a factor; the temperature of ice could either be hovering at 30 degrees or sub-zero before you put it in your box. Therefore, ice that is colder will last much longer under identical conditions.
- Chilling or even freezing the intended contents such as drinks and food is an often-overlooked solution to longer ice retention. Remember the colder your contents before loading the less energy these contents will use to cool. If using to store or transport food do ensure that the temperature remains below 4°C
- The amount of ice is important. We recommend filling the box with as much ice as possible to keep the air space to a minimum. Large areas of air will lead to faster ice melts. A small bag of ice in a large box will melt faster if it was in a smaller box. However, a large box filled with ice will keep ice longer than a small version. In summary, the more ice the better.
- Surface area to volume of the ice also effects how the ice melts. Block ice will melt much slower than small cubes. However, as ice melts, it is also absorbing the heat from its surroundings, therefore small pieces of ice will chill the box faster. Also, it is easier to keep food cold using smaller pieces of ice. Using a mixture, for example, putting food on top of block ice, then covering the food and filling empty spaces with cube ice will help retain ice, chill, and keep food cold.
- Once the box is in use, we recommend that you do not empty the cold water. The water in the box will be almost as cold as the ice and will help insulate the remaining ice. If you are storing items that could be damaged by water consider using a gel pack or place items inside a plastic container.
- You can also cool the box using the Icey-Tek Gel Packs. Just freeze the Gel Packs for at least 24 hours prior to use.
- There are many variables that effect ice retention, frequent lids opening, outside environment, placement in the direct sunlight etc. Careful attention to these simple details will significantly extend ice retention.
CLEANING YOUR ICEY-TEK BOX
Before using for the first time clean the interior with any standard dishwashing detergent and rinse thoroughly. For tough odours, wash out with a mixture of 1 part bleach to 50 parts water. Occasional cleaning of the exterior is recommended using a nonabrasive cloth and standard dishwashing detergent. Oil based grime can normally be removed using a lanolin hand cleaner or baby oil and nonabrasive cloth. Be aware when cleaning the box that the lid can damage hands and other body parts if not held open.
To guard against suffocation, please remove and store drainage bungs inside or somewhere safe when not in use.