I’ve decided to start a new series called Why. I often have these random questions on why things work the way they do and no one ever knows the answer. I invariably have to turn to the internet in order to solve the riddles that only my brain seems to produce.

And everyone knows the internet is always correct…

Today’s question is why does the temperature in the freezer rise so much when you turn on the ice maker?

Now, I know what you’re all thinking right now. Well, duh, I get that inserting water into a freezer is going to lower the temperature since the water is warmer than the interior of the freezer. But why does the temperature swing by 20 degrees or so? I mean, that’s not even a freezer anymore, that’s soup. I had some cookie dough in there and it started to melt into a puddle.

Which is a damn shame because my cookies are the BEST in the world. Not to toot my own horn, but people demand they be shipped to them because even days after they are baked they are yummier than all the others in the world.

Okay, that may have been an exaggeration, but still, my cookies rock. And now they’re soupy.

Because the stupid freezer and its stupid ice maker.

I don’t know if you’ve gleaned this yet, but the Why series may also involve me asking questions about why shit happens without needing an actual google answer. And if you google this dilemma about the freezer and ice you will stumble around experiments seeing if hot water freezes faster than cold and yada, yada, yada…you waste 3 hours of your life reading about science when all you really wanted was non-soupy cookie dough.

 

 

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