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Defrost Quickly

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#Change the water out every 30 minutes to prevent it from warming. The goal when thawing food in cold water is to keep the water significantly colder than room temperature so that dangerous bacteria doesn’t grow in your food. To keep the water temperature under , which is the threshold for dangerous bacteria, drain the water while refilling it in your sink once every 30 minutes. This will ensure that your food stays cold as it thaws.<ref>https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/safe-food-handling/the-big-thaw-safe-defrosting-methods-for-consumers</ref>[[Image:Defrost Quickly Step 4.jpg|center]]
 
#Change the water out every 30 minutes to prevent it from warming. The goal when thawing food in cold water is to keep the water significantly colder than room temperature so that dangerous bacteria doesn’t grow in your food. To keep the water temperature under , which is the threshold for dangerous bacteria, drain the water while refilling it in your sink once every 30 minutes. This will ensure that your food stays cold as it thaws.<ref>https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/safe-food-handling/the-big-thaw-safe-defrosting-methods-for-consumers</ref>[[Image:Defrost Quickly Step 4.jpg|center]]
 
#*Cook your food immediately after it’s fully thawed.
 
#*Cook your food immediately after it’s fully thawed.
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===Microwaving Food on Defrost===
 
===Microwaving Food on Defrost===
 
#Remove your food from its packaging and put it on a [[Choose Microwave Safe Containers|microwave-safe plate]]. Select a microwave-safe container that will comfortably fit your food item. Glass is always a safe choice, and unpainted ceramic will work as well. Avoid plastic or Styrofoam containers. Remove the food from its packaging and place it on the plate, bowl, or container.<ref>https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/safe-food-handling/the-big-thaw-safe-defrosting-methods-for-consumers</ref>[[Image:Defrost Quickly Step 5.jpg|center]]
 
#Remove your food from its packaging and put it on a [[Choose Microwave Safe Containers|microwave-safe plate]]. Select a microwave-safe container that will comfortably fit your food item. Glass is always a safe choice, and unpainted ceramic will work as well. Avoid plastic or Styrofoam containers. Remove the food from its packaging and place it on the plate, bowl, or container.<ref>https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/safe-food-handling/the-big-thaw-safe-defrosting-methods-for-consumers</ref>[[Image:Defrost Quickly Step 5.jpg|center]]
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#Heat items without dedicated buttons for another 1-3 minutes on 30% power. When you go to split up your food or move around, check to see how frozen it is by poking it with your fork, spoon, or spatula. If it’s still really solid, heat it for another 3 minutes. If it’s mostly thawed, heat it for another 1 minute. Heat it on 30% power to ensure that you don’t overheat your food.<ref>https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/how-to-thaw-every-food-in-the-microwave-oven-article</ref>[[Image:Defrost Quickly Step 9.jpg|center]]
 
#Heat items without dedicated buttons for another 1-3 minutes on 30% power. When you go to split up your food or move around, check to see how frozen it is by poking it with your fork, spoon, or spatula. If it’s still really solid, heat it for another 3 minutes. If it’s mostly thawed, heat it for another 1 minute. Heat it on 30% power to ensure that you don’t overheat your food.<ref>https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/how-to-thaw-every-food-in-the-microwave-oven-article</ref>[[Image:Defrost Quickly Step 9.jpg|center]]
 
#*Cook your food immediately after it’s been thawed in the microwave.
 
#*Cook your food immediately after it’s been thawed in the microwave.
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===Defrosting Baked Goods in the Oven===
 
===Defrosting Baked Goods in the Oven===
 
#Preheat your oven to and prepare a baking sheet. Look in your pantry for a rimmed baking sheet. Take it out and preheat your over to . Do not use a different temperature for different types of bread.<ref>https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/how-to-defrost-bread-thaw-step-by-step-article</ref>[[Image:Defrost Quickly Step 10.jpg|center]]
 
#Preheat your oven to and prepare a baking sheet. Look in your pantry for a rimmed baking sheet. Take it out and preheat your over to . Do not use a different temperature for different types of bread.<ref>https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/how-to-defrost-bread-thaw-step-by-step-article</ref>[[Image:Defrost Quickly Step 10.jpg|center]]
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#*Even if they aren’t sliced, this method works for smaller baked goods, like individual scones, muffins, or croissants.
 
#*Even if they aren’t sliced, this method works for smaller baked goods, like individual scones, muffins, or croissants.
 
#*Use an oven mitt to safely remove the pan from the oven.
 
#*Use an oven mitt to safely remove the pan from the oven.
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===Thawing Meat in a Hot Water Bath===
 
===Thawing Meat in a Hot Water Bath===
 
#Fill a large bowl with hot water. Take a large glass or ceramic bowl out of the cabinet. Turn the water to your tap on the hottest setting and give it 1-2 minutes to heat up all the way. Fill the bowl with your water and use a thermometer to see if it’s hotter than . If it is, you’re good to go. If it isn’t, put the water in a pot and heat it on your stove until it’s hotter than before putting it back in the bowl.<ref>https://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/08/dining/a-hot-water-bath-for-thawing-meats-the-curious-cook.html</ref> and take 15 minutes or less to thaw. Thicker meats will take too long to thaw using this method and you may end up giving bacteria time to grow on the outer layers of your meat.}}[[Image:Defrost Quickly Step 14.jpg|center]]
 
#Fill a large bowl with hot water. Take a large glass or ceramic bowl out of the cabinet. Turn the water to your tap on the hottest setting and give it 1-2 minutes to heat up all the way. Fill the bowl with your water and use a thermometer to see if it’s hotter than . If it is, you’re good to go. If it isn’t, put the water in a pot and heat it on your stove until it’s hotter than before putting it back in the bowl.<ref>https://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/08/dining/a-hot-water-bath-for-thawing-meats-the-curious-cook.html</ref> and take 15 minutes or less to thaw. Thicker meats will take too long to thaw using this method and you may end up giving bacteria time to grow on the outer layers of your meat.}}[[Image:Defrost Quickly Step 14.jpg|center]]
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#Remove your meat after 10-15 minutes and cook it immediately. As soon as your meat appears to be thawed, remove it from the bowl. Work quickly to get it in the oven, microwave, or on the stove before any bacteria can start growing. For most filet, wing, or breast cuts, your meat should be thawed after 10-15 minutes.<ref>https://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/08/dining/a-hot-water-bath-for-thawing-meats-the-curious-cook.html</ref>[[Image:Defrost Quickly Step 19.jpg|center]]
 
#Remove your meat after 10-15 minutes and cook it immediately. As soon as your meat appears to be thawed, remove it from the bowl. Work quickly to get it in the oven, microwave, or on the stove before any bacteria can start growing. For most filet, wing, or breast cuts, your meat should be thawed after 10-15 minutes.<ref>https://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/08/dining/a-hot-water-bath-for-thawing-meats-the-curious-cook.html</ref>[[Image:Defrost Quickly Step 19.jpg|center]]
 
#*You can touch the meat by lifting it out of the bowl with your slotted spoon and pressing it lightly. If it’s soft and seems like it’s no longer frozen, it’s ready to be cooked.
 
#*You can touch the meat by lifting it out of the bowl with your slotted spoon and pressing it lightly. If it’s soft and seems like it’s no longer frozen, it’s ready to be cooked.
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==Tips==
 
==Tips==
 
* The best way to thaw uncooked foods is to leave it in the refrigerator for 24-48 hours.
 
* The best way to thaw uncooked foods is to leave it in the refrigerator for 24-48 hours.
 
* A lot of foods can be cooked frozen, including meat, cheese, and bread. While you won’t be able to season the meat the way you normally would, you can simply cook your meat and season it later. Add 50% of the cook time for a recipe to food that’s frozen to heat it thoroughly.
 
* A lot of foods can be cooked frozen, including meat, cheese, and bread. While you won’t be able to season the meat the way you normally would, you can simply cook your meat and season it later. Add 50% of the cook time for a recipe to food that’s frozen to heat it thoroughly.
 
* Slice your bread before freezing it to make the thawing process easier.
 
* Slice your bread before freezing it to make the thawing process easier.
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==Warnings==
 
==Warnings==
 
* Defrosting meat in water or in the microwave always leave the possibility that bacteria grows in the meat. This could lead to foodborne illnesses. If you have the time, always thaw your meat in the refrigerator to keep yourself from getting sick.
 
* Defrosting meat in water or in the microwave always leave the possibility that bacteria grows in the meat. This could lead to foodborne illnesses. If you have the time, always thaw your meat in the refrigerator to keep yourself from getting sick.
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==Things You’ll Need==
 
==Things You’ll Need==
 
===Defrosting Meat in Cold Water===
 
===Defrosting Meat in Cold Water===
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* Slotted spoon
 
* Slotted spoon
 
* Thermometer
 
* Thermometer
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==References==
 
==References==
   
 
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