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Old 04-19-2008, 02:50 PM   #11
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Well i have an update!

It went into the water at 10.45 am and was completely defrosted by 16.45. Is now in all our tums in the guise of Spagettie bol.

There were definately airpockets in the bag so this may have added to the defrosting time.

Another quick question, I work 3 full days and if i was to leave something defrosting for the day in water would that be safe enough or do you have to change the water to keep the temp safe?
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:46 PM   #12
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If you have to defrost for 3 days just leave it in the refrigerator as is. It also depends on what you are defrosting i.e., a whole turkey or a pound of hamburger.

Your meat for your spaghetti - did you change the water or just leave it in the same water?
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:53 PM   #13
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i changed the water a couple of times today. The largest thing i would be defrosting would be a chicken. Nothing ever as big as a turkey as would buy this fresh as wouldn't sarcrifice the space in my freezer for anything bigger than a chicken!
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A chicken should defrost in 3 days. On the 3rd day do the water method if not fully defrosted. Don't do the water method on the 1st day.
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Old 04-19-2008, 04:04 PM   #15
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There is no way in this world that i know what i'll be eating in 3 days time!!!! Other than a Tuesday which is bangers and mash day! - sausages with baked beans mixed into mashed potatoes. My 6 year old MOST FAVOURITE meal in the whole wide world!

If i'm home all day is it safe enough to defost the chicken in water changing the water every hour?
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Old 04-19-2008, 04:06 PM   #16
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There is no way in this world that i know what i'll be eating in 3 days time!!!! Other than a Tuesday which is bangers and mash day! - sausages with baked beans mixed into mashed potatoes. My 6 year old MOST FAVOURITE meal in the whole wide world!

If i'm home all day is it safe enough to defost the chicken in water changing the water every hour?
Got it!!! Yes, that is quite safe! What I normally do is fill one part of my sink with water and leave it there for a few hours, changing every hour or so until defrosted.
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Old 04-19-2008, 04:20 PM   #17
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For frozen chicken, I put the chicken onto a large bowl or pot. I place the bowl in the sink and fill it with cold water then set to faucet to a trickle and let that run into the back side of the bowl. That way the water is constantl changing.
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:20 PM   #18
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I used to have one of those magic defrost trays, that used to defrost things fairly quickly.
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Old 04-20-2008, 08:24 AM   #19
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If i'm home all day is it safe enough to defost the chicken in water changing the water every hour?
It is safe as long as the water stays below 40 degrees.
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There is no way in this world that i know what i'll be eating in 3 days time!!!! Other than a Tuesday which is bangers and mash day! - sausages with baked beans mixed into mashed potatoes. My 6 year old MOST FAVOURITE meal in the whole wide world!

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Douzer: I know what you'll be eating in 3 days time; You'll be eating chicken. Right?
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