Forget about using an ice bath for items that need to be kept cold in the food preparation area, buffet bar or catering service. This method worked for decades, but science has proven that the practice is more trouble than once thought. It can breed bacteria over time, which is a hazard for food preparation and service. Thankfully, the San Jamar Chill-It™ 1/6 Size 6 inch Deep White Food Pan (CI7001WH) has been designed to take the place of an ice bath without risks. By freezing a CI7001WH pan ahead of time, each San Jamar - CI7001WH - Chill-It™ 1/6 Size 6 inch Deep White Food Pan provides up to eight hours of solid cold use.