Cool off with a cold drink

Warm soda is unacceptable on a hot day, but waiting for a can to cool can take forever. The One-Minute Drink Chiller can speed up the process.

Chills drinks in minutes. Hammacher Schlemmer

The days just keep getting hotter, and all I ever want is a cold drink. But half the time, it seems like there's nothing in the fridge and I've got a choice between a warm bottle of water from the pantry and an even warmer soda from the garage.

But Hammacher Schlemmer's got the perfect appliance for my problem: the One-Minute Drink Chiller. Slip a can, a wine bottle, or other drink into the chiller, and in just a minute you'll have a perfectly chilled refreshment. There's no risk of freezing: it can drop a soda can to 38 degrees Fahrenheit in 60 seconds and chills something larger (like a bottle of wine) to under 55 degrees Fahrenheit in closer to four minutes. The chiller stops automatically when your drink is cold enough.

Hammacher Schlemmer lists the One-Minute Drink Chiller as ideal for last minute dining, but it also has a 12-volt car adapter. I can't be the only one thinking that the cooler I use for sodas could be put to better use at this fall's tailgate parties. You do need a little ice and water to run the One-Minute Drink Chiller but not nearly the amount of ice necessary to fill a cooler.

About the author

    Thursday Bram is a freelance journalist of over five years experience. She has worked in real estate and property management, learning the hard way the difference between the appliances that people like and the appliances that actually work in a home. Thursday currently lives in Maryland.


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