Safely thaw frozen foods in minutes with this kitchen tool


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How often have you forgotten to take that steak or fish filet out of the freezer in time for dinner? As several sources, including the USDA, have confirmed, thawing meats in sinks, counters, warm water and the like are considered unsanitary and harmful.

To both consolidate time and provide a safer defrosting process, Sharper Image has designed a tool that innovatively defrosts any fully frozen foods completely in mere minutes.

Shop: Sharper Image Premium Innovative Defrosting Tray, $99.99

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According to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, thawing foods out on the kitchen counter, outdoors, on the porch, or plastic bags "can leave foods unsafe to eat."

Creating a safer and more efficient solution, Sharper Image designed the Premium Innovative Defrosting Tray, which is described as the "modern, sanitary way to thaw all frozen foods without microwaves, flames, electricity or hot water."

Using the tray also couldn't be easier. Simply place your frozen item on the tray, which should be at room temperature. The brand explains that the tray acts as a "thermal conductor," transferring heat to your food and allowing it to thaw in less time while simultaneously "preserving the food's flavor, texture and nutrients."

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This method of "thermal dynamics" thaws food up to four times faster than if done by air alone. Frozen fish filets are said to defrost in less than 10 minutes while fully frozen steaks will thaw in less than 30 minutes.

The tray is also 100 percent non-toxic and features a built-in drip channel that will catch any liquids produced throughout the defrosting process.

Shoppers also have sung the product's praises with more than 80 reviewers attesting to its described results.

"Love it! It performs as described..worth the purchase," one five-star reviewer wrote before adding that "the defroster is so convenient and easy to use."

One reviewer said it "works like a champ" and is also "easy to clean," while another gushed that "your kitchen will thank you."

While one shopper was impressed by its performance, she advised that meats must be flat in order to be completely defrosted using this tool. "So you need to be careful when you place things in the freezer," she heeded.

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