What is an Eutectic plate?
The word Eutectic comes from the Greek -eútēktos- which means "which melts easily". It is a mixture of products (minerals, pure substances) which mainly has 2 characteristics:
- it changes from the solid state to the liquid state releasing energy in a constant manner AND for a given temperature range,
- regarding cooling eutectic gels it is possible to reach much lower temperatures (-21°C, -5.8°F) than that of frozen water (0°C, 32°F).
For example, a bottle of frozen water in your cooler will allow you to lower the temperature of its contents but will result in freezing the food located nearby with strong temperature variations during the coolng down period of time.
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