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Defrosting Tips - Frigidaire Microwave Oven Use & Care Manual

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Defrosting tips

• When using the defrost weight feature, the weight
entered should always be pounds (valid entries are from
0.3 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.
Defrosting suggestions for meats
For best results, please read these suggestions when defrosting meats.
Meat
• Roast beef or pork
• Steaks, chops or fish
• Ground meat
• Whole chicken
• Chicken pieces
Manual Operation
Normal amount
Suggestions
2.5 to 6 lbs.
Start with the food placed fat side down. After each stage, turn the
(40 to 96 oz.)
food over and shield any warm portions with narrow strips of aluminum
foil. Let stand, covered for 15-30 minutes.
0.5 to 3 lbs.
After each stage, rearrange the food. If there are any warm or thawed
(8 to 48 oz.)
portions of food, shield them with narrow flat pieces of aluminum foil.
Remove any pieces of food that are nearly defrosted. Let stand,
covered for about 5 to 10 minutes.
0.5 to 3 lbs.
After each stage, remove any pieces of food that are nearly defrosted.
(8 to 48 oz.)
Let stand, covered with foil for 5 to 10 minutes.
2.5 to 6 lbs.
Remove giblets before freezing poultry. Start defrsoting with the
(40 to 96 oz.)
breast side down. After the 1st stage, turn the chicken over and
shield any warm portions with narrow strips of aluminum foil. After the
2nd stage, again shield any warm portions with narrow strips of
aluminum foil. Let stand, covered, for 30 to 60 minutes in the
refrigerator.
0.5 to 3 lbs.
After each stage, rearrange or remove any pieces of food that are
(8 to 48 oz.)
nearly defrosted. Let stand for 10-20 minutes.
• 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.
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