# How long does a 16lb turkey need to defrost in the refrigerator?

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According to the USDA, when thawing your turkey in the refrigerator, you'll need to allow 24 hours for every four to five pounds. Don't bother with the math-here's a table: 4 to 12 pounds: 1-3 days. 12 to 16 pounds: 3-4 days.14 Aug 2012

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According to the USDA, when thawing your turkey in the refrigerator, you'll need to allow 24 hours for every four to five pounds. Don't bother with the math-here's a table: 4 to 12 pounds: 1-3 days. 12 to 16 pounds: 3-4 days.

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