How long does it take for soda to get cold in the fridge? 

In this brief article, we will answer the question, “How long does it take for soda to get cold in the fridge?” tips to chill soda quickly and factors that can reduce the cooling process of the fridge.

How long does it take for soda to get cold in the fridge?

A soda can take approximately 45 minutes to get cold in the fridge. It takes this long if the soda is lukewarm. If the soda is chilled in ice, it would take just 5 minutes for the soda to get cold.

If you are planning to chill the soda in the fridge, do so at a temperature of 4-5℃. Occasionally check the temperature of the fridge during winter months.

How to chill soda quickly?

You can chill the soda drink quickly by wrapping the lukewarm soda can in a wet paper towel. Place the wrapped soda can in the freezer. 

You can chill the soda can quickly by submerging the soda can in a bowl filled with ice and chilled water. You can also add a little bit of salt to the ice and water before placing the soda can in them.

If you are outdoors and do not have a freezer or ice bucket around you, place the warm soda can in a wet sock or wet newspaper strips. You can also use a wet handkerchief too.

Soda present in metal cans also cools quickly than in a plastic bottle but if the metal can is placed under the sun it can heat up comparatively more quickly.

You can also use the chilled drink calculator to calculate how long the drinks would take to cool.

Once you have chilled the soda cans, you might want to keep them chilled for a long time. For this purpose, you can cover the can from the outside by insulating it. 

You can transfer your soda to an insulated container but to keep them chilled, add some ice cubes as well. You can also use foam or face cloth to insulate the soda if you do not have an insulated container.

If you are outdoors, you can place the soda close to a cool place like rivers, lakes, or any water body close to a shade and away from direct sunlight.

What factors in the fridge can reduce the cooling of your soda?

  • Frosting of evaporator coil can also slow down the cooling temperature of the fridge. The accumulation of frosting on the fan and coils of the fridge can affect cooling. 

The fan might be able to bring about a little bit of cooling but it would be better to manually defrost the coil to increase cooling.

  • If the evaporator fan is faulty, the cooling of the fridge would be affected. The fan is responsible for circulating chilled air in the freezer or the fridge.

If the evaporator fan does not work, the soda can would not chill at all as the cooling would be affected. The freezer might be cooled but the rest of the sections would not cool.

  • In a refrigerator, there is usually a frost and defrost system which would include a defrost cooler and a defrost timer. If the defrost timer would be faulty, frost would develop in the coils and impede cooling.

If the defrost heater is faulty it would not melt the frost developed on the coil and this frost would impede the cooling process.

  • A compressor is the main component of the refrigerator. If the compressor is faulty, the cooling process would not start in the fridge. 
  • If the condenser coils of the fridge would be filled with dirt and other debris, the heat does not come out of the coils at all. The heat would be trapped inside the refrigerator and affect the cooling process.
  • Certain fridges have a condenser fan that can help in removing the heat out. If the condenser fan is not functioning properly, the fridge would not cool your drinks properly.
  • A start relay is located close to the fridge and helps a compressor to function. If the start relay does not function well, the cooling process would not work because the compressor would be affected.
  • A thermistor modulates the temperature of the fridge. If the thermistor does not function properly, the cooling process would be affected.

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Conclusion

In this brief article, we have answered the question, “How long does it take for soda to get cold in the fridge?” tips to chill soda quickly and factors that can reduce the cooling process of the fridge.

References

https://thesecretyumiverse.wonderhowto.com/how-to/chill-lukewarm-can-soda-less-than-5-minutes-0147917/
https://www.mrright.in/ideas/appliances/refrigerator/10-possible-reasons-behind-refrigerator-not-cooling/

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