I’ve done this before (guilty as charged!) so wanted to post it…When I’m cooking frozen meat I’ve defrosted it by running hot water over it. This is a good reminder from Ideal Bite to use another method.

Are the icecaps thawing faster than your frozen casserole?

The Bite

Then help a polar bear out by thawing out your food in the fridge the night before you need it. Or, if you’re in a bind, zap it in the microwave – it saves more water and energy than running it under hot water.

The Benefits

  • Save time.
  • Save water. Regular faucets use 3-5 gallons per minute, so thawing out that chicken breast can drain a tank fast.
  • Save about $25 per year on your water bill.


  • Stick food in the fridge the night before or get acquainted with the defrost feature on your microwave.