In the Refrigerator
Most smaller items will thaw in less than 24 hours though larger items, like roasts and whole birds, might take longer. We recommend keeping items in the Greensbury resealable packaging and simply place on a plate in your fridge the day before you plan on cooking.
In a Bowl of Cold Water
In a hurry? Remove items from the resealable Greensbury bag (but keep in the vacuum sealed packaging) and place in a bowl of cold water. Be sure items are fully submerged and water is as cold as possible without adding ice. Refresh cold water every 10 minutes until everything is fully thawed.
1. Don’t keep thawed meats at room temperature for more than two hours before cooking and once thawed, never refreeze.
2. Avoid using hot water or microwave for thawing. This can cause the items to begin “cooking” prematurely and can also encourage the growth of harmful bacteria.
3. Always make sure whatever you are cooking is at room temperature before you start cooking it.