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Old 01-03-2011, 09:46 PM   #11
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Why upside down?
So you won't have to wash it. You can just wipe the outside.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:32 PM   #12
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Oh! I was thinking about the dribbles of sweat from the package being caught in the pot.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:33 PM   #13
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Oh! I was thinking about the dribbles of sweat from the package being caught in the pot.
I was thinking about the cold being held in the pot, but would radiate off on the bottom.
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:38 PM   #14
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We got the idea from a TV ad. They were selling a metal plate for defrosting food. We figured a heavy piece of iron would be great. Metals conduct heat well, so they "absorb cold" well.
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:54 PM   #15
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Good one... and my stainless steel sink works really well too.
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:27 PM   #16
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We got the idea from a TV ad. They were selling a metal plate for defrosting food. We figured a heavy piece of iron would be great. Metals conduct heat well, so they "absorb cold" well.
So iron works too, TL? Good to know, I thought it was just aluminum. Yep, I remember that ripoff made for TV ad too. Very handy to have a metal sink Z!
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:32 PM   #17
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I would give them a few minutes in the microwave and slice them up even if they are still a bit frozen. I'm pretty confident that they would cook through in the oven for the recommended time of the recipe. To help them cook through easier, you can slice the pieces very thin. Chicken breast meat is probably one of the easiest and fastest meats to cook through.
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:56 PM   #18
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To expand on what jenny said........I always quick defrost chicken breasts by running very hot water over my aluminum cookie sheet (air bake kind works best). Run very hot water over the breasts for a couple of minutes, and place on cookie sheet. Every now and then turn them over, you can run hot water over the whole thing, but it likely won't take more than 15- 20 min. to defrost them this way. There's something about the aluminum making the magic happen...I don't claim to understand it, but it works for defrosting any meat. I get much better results than using the microwave for defrosting.
I defrost on my all clad grill pan. it does speed things up enormously.
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