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Old 03-20-2011, 07:30 AM   #1
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Exclamation Defrosting Pan

I have one of those ridged defrosting trays which works great, but I don't know how to clean it safely. Have had it for several years and found it when cleaning out some old pots and pans. I want to clean it good but I seem to remember the instructions said not to clean it with soap and water! Any suggestions? I don't want to use it until I know it is safe.

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Old 03-20-2011, 08:03 AM   #2
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:09 AM   #3
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Defrosting Pan

I think so. I've had it a really long time, but only used it a couple of times as wasn't sure if it would clean properly and I can't find the instructions that came with it. Dumb huh
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:34 AM   #4
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It's useless to you now so clean it so you're satisfied with its safety so you can use it. If it's metal (probably aluminum) soap and water won't hurt it.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:40 AM   #5
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Defrosting Sheet

It's in the dishwasher as I write this. After getting a name for the thing I looked it up online. No good reviews so I'll just find another use for it.Thank you for the response.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:26 AM   #6
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Aluminum sheets do work very well for quickly defrosting flat things like steaks, chicken, etc.

I use my allclad griddle
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:37 AM   #7
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I actually find my kitchen counter works pretty well. I have a manufactured stone (Cambria) counter top that defrosts meats very quickly, similar to aluminum.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:54 AM   #8
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I use a 12"x12" x1" piece of marble that works well.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:29 AM   #9
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I just use my aluminum cookie sheet. I remember the hype on TV about that piece of aluminum being a "miracle" at defrosting.
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:16 PM   #10
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I just use my aluminum cookie sheet. I remember the hype on TV about that piece of aluminum being a "miracle" at defrosting...

That's the idea, Kayelle. The thicker the aluminum, the better it will work as a defrosting aid. A thick aluminum pan might work better.
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