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Defrosting
tips
When using the defrost
by weight feature, the weight
entered should always be pounds (valid entries are from
0.1 to 6.0 pounds).
Use both defrost weight and defrost time features for
raw food items only. Defrosting gives best results when
food to be thawed is a minimum of 0°F (taken directly
from a true freezer). If the food has been stored in a
refrigerator-freezer
that does not maintain a temperature
of 5° F or below, always program a lower food weight or
lower cook time to prevent cooking the food.
If the frozen food is stored outside the freezer for up to 20
minutes, enter a reduced cook time or weight.
The shape of the package will alter the defrosting time.
Shallow rectangular food packets defrost more quickly
than a deep frozen block of food.
Separate pieces as they begin to defrost. Separated
frozen pieces of food defrost better.
Shield warm areas of food with small pieces of foil if they
start to become warm.
You may use small pieces of aluminum foil to shield food
items like chicken wings, leg tips and fish tails, but do
not allow the foil to touch the oven cavity walls when
defrosting.
Defrosting
suggestions
For best results, please read these suggestions when defrosting.
FOOD
AHOUNT
PROCEDURE
1. Ground Meat
0.5 - 3.0 Ib
Turn over and remove any thawed pieces after each stage. Let stand, covered, for 5
0.3 - 1.3 kg
to 10 minutes.
2. Steaks/Chops/
0.5 - 4.0 Ib
After each stage, rearrange and if there are warm or thawed portions, shield with
Fish
0.3 - 1.8 kg
small flat pieces of aluminum foil. Remove any meat or fish that is almost defrosted.
Let stand, covered, for 10 to 20 minutes.
3. Chicken Pieces
0.5 - 3.0 Ib
After each stage, rearrange pieces or remove portions should they become warm or
0.3 - 1.3 kg
thawed. Let stand, covered, for 10 to 20 minutes.
4. Roast
2.0 - 4.0 Ib
Start defrosting with fat side down. After each stage, turn roast over and shield the
1.0 - 1.8 kg
warm portions with aluminum foil. Let stand, covered, for 30 to 60 minutes.
5. Casserole
2 - 6 cups
After audible signal, stir if possible. At end, stir well and let stand, covered, for 5 to
10 minutes.
6. Soup
1 - 6 cups
After audible signal, stir if possible. At end, stir well and let stand, covered, for 5 to
10 minutes.

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