Rubbermaid cooler MLT - what sort of plastic?

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I've been thinking about putting together a Rubbermaid cooler MLT for some time now. The only thing that's held me back , and I freely admit this may just be paranoia, is a fear that I may be leaching some dangerous chemicals from the plastic of the cooler into my beer. The very hot water used makes me even more concerned that this might be a problem.

Has anyone ever considered this possibility, and done the research? Or can someone tell me what sort of plastic is used for the insides of these coolers so that I could research the problem myself?

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It is the good tasting plastic, that is all I know.
 

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My Rubbermaid cooler buckled inside during the very first use. After three more uses that buckle turned into a crack.

When I wrote to them about it they gave me a $6 coupon!!??!! This is what I got for their lifetime warranty.

Never again. Igloo for me from now on.

In their response they said that their plastic is only rated to 120 degrees.
 

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I've been thinking about putting together a Rubbermaid cooler MLT for some time now. The only thing that's held me back , and I freely admit this may just be paranoia, is a fear that I may be leaching some dangerous chemicals from the plastic of the cooler into my beer. The very hot water used makes me even more concerned that this might be a problem.

Has anyone ever considered this possibility, and done the research? Or can someone tell me what sort of plastic is used for the insides of these coolers so that I could research the problem myself?

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Its food grade plastic. It's fine. If it wasn't they couldn't market it as a cooler for food products.

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I'm almost certain that it's HDPE, high-density polyethylene
 

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Its food grade plastic. It's fine. If it wasn't they couldn't market it as a cooler for food products.
You know if you read that a few times it will start to make less sense time and time again.

But let me point it out. Why is a food grade COOLER that is not marketed to come in direct contact with food ok for HOT liquid that does come in direct contact?

In the short run, IDGAS, I use one.
 

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I had assumed (OH NO!!) that the OP was speaking of beverage coolers, which do indeed come in direct contact with food (beverage).
 
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