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Advice from Ideal Bite

I’ve done this before (guilty as charged!) so wanted to post it…When I’m cooking frozen meat I’ve defrosted it by running hot water over it. This is a good reminder from Ideal Bite to use another method.

Are the icecaps thawing faster than your frozen casserole?

The Bite

Then help a polar bear out by thawing out your food in the fridge the night before you need it. Or, if you’re in a bind, zap it in the microwave – it saves more water and energy than running it under hot water.

The Benefits

  • Save time.
  • Save water. Regular faucets use 3-5 gallons per minute, so thawing out that chicken breast can drain a tank fast.
  • Save about $25 per year on your water bill.


  • Stick food in the fridge the night before or get acquainted with the defrost feature on your microwave.