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Flag 1 child; Newmarket, Ontario 1681 posts
9th Apr '13

I also defrost in the fridge, if I have the fore site... If I don't I thaw in cold water. I don't like raw meat sitting on my counter, even if its on a plate.

user banned California 36390 posts
9th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Flag:</b>" I also defrost in the fridge, if I have the fore site... If I don't I thaw in cold water. I don't like raw meat sitting on my counter, even if its on a plate. "</blockquote>




Thawing stuff on the counter is not safe

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
9th Apr '13
Quoting Forrest Bondurant &hearts:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Flag:</b>" I also defrost in the fridge, if I have the fore ... [snip!] ... like raw meat sitting on my counter, even if its on a plate. "</blockquote> Thawing stuff on the counter is not safe"

Nope, it's not. After half an hour, nasty bacteria's start to grow. I understand a lot of people do it, but after being in food service, I would never do it anymore. 30 minutes out in the open and 30 minutes in cold water is all I will do. You can, of course, repeat that cycle after 4 hours in the fridge. You're not supposed to let food sit out for long periods to cool, either. We had to sit things in ice baths to get the temp down within a certain amount of time.