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Old 09-06-2006, 02:54 PM   #11
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to save water so i dont have to leave the faucet running...i usualy fill the pot up, 1/2 way, put the meat or fish in, and cover with ice....

that way the ice melts and keeps the water from getting warm.
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Old 09-06-2006, 02:56 PM   #12
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My All Clad griddle speed thaws just about anything. I just set it down on the dark metal surface and turn it every 15 min or so.
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Old 09-06-2006, 03:10 PM   #13
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Yes it sure will. This is the most efficient way of thawing any type of meat. Just make sure to use cold water (below 40 degrees).
But tap water isn't below 40F, is it?

I usually put the frozen package into a sink of water right out of the tap, do not add ice, and change the water if it doesn't feel cold any longer before the meat is thawed.

Are you supposed to let the water constantly run over it??
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Old 09-06-2006, 03:11 PM   #14
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You either need to let the water constantly run over it (which is a huge waste) or change it every half hour or so.
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Old 09-06-2006, 03:14 PM   #15
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mugsy, i think you need to work on your memory a bit. I mean, with a 5 pound shoulder roast sitting in the freezer or frig, what else could possibly be on your mind ?
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Old 09-06-2006, 03:30 PM   #16
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You either need to let the water constantly run over it (which is a huge waste) or change it every half hour or so.
oh good, I'm okay then... hah

It would be interesting to know exactly what risk people take (the actual odds) when throwing something on the counter in the morning and cooking and eating it that night. I know people who do this routinely and they always say, "It's ok because I've always done it that way."

I know a group that cooks up pans of lasagna and freezes them. The night before the event, they take them out of the freezer and set them out overnight and all day next day, then cook and serve to around 400 people. They've been doing this for years and won't listen to reason. They put signs on their "petri pans" saying "Don't dare put this in the refrigerator." You'd think folks would be dropping like flies.
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Old 09-06-2006, 03:42 PM   #17
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The chances of someone getting sick is pretty small, but you do not want to be that one unlucky person.
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I know people who do this routinely and they always say, "It's ok because I've always done it that way."
I see this the same as people who do not wear their seatbelts because they have never been in an accident.
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I see this the same as people who do not wear their seatbelts because they have never been in an accident.
Yah, and YOU do not want to be the one that gets saddled with the law suit!
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