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Old 04-10-2008, 04:55 PM   #11
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Believe it or not, putting the chicken in cold water will actually thaw then faster then thawing in a hot over. I know it seems counter intuitive, but it is true. The water has more mass so it is able to transfer heat faster than the air in the oven. That is why you can stick your hand in a 500 degree oven without burning it, but try that with water half that temp and you will be in the hospital.
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...That is why you can stick your hand in a 500 degree oven without burning it, but try that with water half that temp and you will be in the hospital.

NOW you tell me?!
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:46 AM   #13
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I think that Alton Brown actually did that experament on one of his shows.

Wow! only here a couple weeks and I got my nose whacked already. Still love it. I have made several dishes found here to rave reviews.

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