RE: Cold Plates
We use metal cake pans (9 x 13 size), works great.
Dawn Schneider, HT(ASCP)
Howard Young Medical Center
From: Barbara Stancel [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2003 3:17 PM
To: email@example.com; HistoNet@pathology.swmed.edu
Subject: Re: Cold Plates
We are so ole school!!! We still use metal ice trays. Plain old fill'em up
with water and freezer'em ice trays without the metal inserts. I pick them
up at yard and estate sales. We have about 14 of them...some hold three
blocks across, some four blocks across and a few really big ones that hold
about 60 blocks each! I have bought some of the more modern block chilling
devices for the microtome stations, but no one will use them. ALL the techs
here prefer the ice trays. We have a small under the counter freezer in our
microtome room that is dedicated to ice trays.
Good luck in your decision process,
Barbara H. Stancel, HTL(ASCP)HT
USDA, FSIS, Athens, Georgia 30604
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (by way of Histonet)
>Subject: Cold Plates
>Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 12:09:07 -0500
> Could anyone share what is used as a cold plate for keeping
>blocks cold at the microtome station?
> We will be remodeling in the near future and need to purchase a
>few more cold plates. What we have seems
> to be a gel pack wrapped in sheet metal. It works very well but
>we have no idea where they came from -
> facility operations here doesn't remember ever making them and I
>see anything like them in any of the
> catalogues I've been researching.
> Thanks for any help!
> Barbara Moe
> Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center
> La Crosse WI
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