Question about Microwave Ovens
There are three recommended ways to defrost chicken: in the
refrigerator, in cold running water and in the microwave. Never defrost
chicken on the counter or in other locations. It's best to plan ahead
for slow, safe thawing in the refrigerator. Boneless chicken breasts
will usually defrost overnight. Bone-in parts and whole chickens may
take 1 to 2 days or longer. Once the raw chicken defrosts, it can be
kept in the refrigerator an additional day or two before cooking. During
this time, if chicken defrosted in the refrigerator is not used, it can
safely be refrozen without cooking first.
Chicken may be defrosted in cold water in its airtight packaging or in a leak proof bag. Submerge the bird or cut-up parts in cold water, changing the water every 30 minutes to be sure it stays cold. A whole (3 to 4 pound (1 to 2 kg)) broiler fryer or package of parts should defrost in 2 to 3 hours. A 1-pound (500 g) package of boneless breasts will defrost in an hour or less.
Also, Chicken in original packaging may be defrosted on a counter top.
Chicken defrosted in the microwave should be cooked immediately after thawing because some areas of the food may become warm and begin to cook during microwaving. Holding partially cooked food is not recommended because any bacteria present wouldn't have been destroyed. Foods defrosted in the microwave or by the cold water method should be cooked before refreezing.
Do not cook frozen chicken in the microwave or in a slow cooker. However, chicken can be cooked from the frozen state in the oven or on the stove. The cooking time may be about 50% longer. Some advise against cooking frozen meat and poultry altogether; with chicken, always check the temperature with a food thermometer to ensure proper cooking.
Posted on Dec 03, 2012
Put in ziplock bag. Submerge in cold water for about 1hour.
Posted on Dec 03, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I'm not familiar with this specific model, but I would assume it has two convection heating elments and one elment is burned out or there is a problem in one side of the wiring that powers the convection elements.
Posted on Nov 02, 2006
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