Gift Ideas, Kitchen Neccessities — August 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm

What Every Kitchen Needs: MIRACLE THAW

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Cut defrosting time safely with a defrosting tray. Photo courtesy of Amazon.com

In this column, we will highlight items that every kitchen needs in order to function.  These items will make your kitchen function to its true potential, save time, and also intrigue guests.  In addition, these items would make wonderful gifts for that person in your life who loves to cook and/or entertain.  Enjoy!

 

OK, you just got home from work a little late.  What are you going to do for dinner?  You have some frozen meat in the freezer, but it will take way too long to defrost right??  Please tell us that you did not even think about defrosting it in the microwave.  That’s a sure-fire method to ruin any quality piece of meat.  So, what are we going to do????

Well, I remember many of years ago, I saw an infomercial for one of those Miracle Thaws, as it was called then.  So, I just had to try one.  Can it really defrost frozen meats quicker and safer?  The answer to those questions is yes and yes.  Now don’t exactly expect a “real miracle” here.  It’s not gonna defrost 2″ thick steaks in 10 minutes.   But, it can defrost a couple of steaks or chicken breasts in 30 minutes.  Way faster (and safer) than leaving them sit out on the counter.

When I first got the miracle thaw, I performed the standard ice-cube test, one ice-cube on the kitchen counter, one on the miracle thaw.  The one on the miracle thaw was completely melted in about 30 seconds.  The one on the counter was barely beginning to melt.  I was sold.  I use mine all the time now.  I’m not exactly sure how it works, but guess what?  I don’t know how my computer works either, but I still use it to blog every day.  This product is very inexpensive, it retails for under $20.   Couldn’t find it under the name miracle thaw anymore, but I did find it under the name Gourmet Trends Quick & EZ Defrosting Tray.  Every kitchen should have one of these.

IMPORTANT TIPS:  It’s a good idea to run the defrosting tray under hot water to warm up the tray before defrosting.  This will help speed up the defrosting time.  Also, you will need to hand wash.  This item cannot go into the dishwasher.

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  5. I’ve had a Miracle Thaw tray for a very long time and use it once or twice a week. I run it under hot tap water for a few seconds to warm it up and then I can thaw a one inch thick steak in 30 minutes or less. Essential kitchen tool for busy cooks.

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