How can i thaw out my steaks quicker, would it be okay to set them in a sink of warm water while they are in the pack?

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ANSWER #1 of 15

Not warm - cold.
Placing them in warm water will begin the cooking process and place them in the *danger zone* for too long. You'd be surprised at how quickly they will defrost in cold water.

ANSWER #2 of 15

Hmm...okay thanks you Colleen. :)

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ANSWER #3 of 15

Should I put them in the water upside down, or right side up?

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ANSWER #4 of 15

I'm not sure it matters, but I would say upside-down.

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ANSWER #5 of 15

If they float, turn them upside down

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ANSWER #6 of 15

Okay thank you very much. I appreciate the help. :)


ANSWER #7 of 15

The pleasure is all mine :)

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ANSWER #8 of 15

How do I know when it is completely thawed out? I touched it, and it is mushy, but I don't know if it is completely thawed all the way or not...

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ANSWER #9 of 15

It will feel soft and pliable....if you remove them from the package, you should be able to tell

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ANSWER #11 of 15

opps srry i answeared the wrong question!!

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ANSWER #12 of 15

i flatten them out before freezing...stack them with cooking paper in between and then put them inside a freezer bag.
that way they dont become an 'ice-block'...

ANSWER #13 of 15

Put it in the Microwave and press defrost!

ANSWER #14 of 15

Microwaves in my house are as rare as ufos.

ANSWER #15 of 15

Yip, tepid or room temp water...I defrost all my meat this way...then I wash/rinse it after.
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