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Old 04-28-2006, 12:50 PM   #31
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If you turn your packages in the microwave, break the package so heat doesn't build up in spots, and let it rest between sessions, it can be done very successfully--and in less time than water.

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Old 04-28-2006, 01:10 PM   #32
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The water method happens very fast. I do not see how doing it this way can be quicker and still retain the quality of the food.

I do not want to have to open the microwave every few minutes, stir things around, break things up when I can just place it in cold water and have it defrosted safely in no time.

You can stir, break up, etc. ground meat once it has defrosted enough to let you do that, but what about whole pieces of meat?

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Old 04-28-2006, 01:16 PM   #33
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Oh goodness, I NEVER defrost my meat in the packages!! Don't like the idea of nuking all that plastic & styrofoam, etc. Yuck. Always remove the meat & just place it on a plate & stick it in the microwave.

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