- Plan ahead! Smaller items can thaw overnight in the refrigerator, however foods weighing 1 kilo or more will take about 24 hours in the fridge to thaw.
- It is best to thaw the freezer bags on a plate or a pan so that moisture does not drip.
- Food may be transferred from a freezer bag to a microwave safe container for thawing in the microwave.
- Food thawed in the microwave tends to quickly reach temperatures that boost bacterial growth, so plan to cook or reheat it right away.