DEFROST FEATURE

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DEFROST FEATURE 
 
 
This function defrosts most foods faster than some 
conventional methods.  It is particularly suitable for 
delicate frozen foods which are to be served cold e.g. 
cream filled gateaux, cakes covered with icings or 
frostings, cheesecakes, biscuits, scones, etc. 
 
USING DEFROST FEATURE 
 
 
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Turn the main oven function selector to Defrost 
setting. 
 
 
THINGS TO NOTE 
• 
The oven fan and internal oven light will operate. 
 
 
HINTS AND TIPS 
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Place the frozen food in a single layer where 
possible and turn it over half way through the 
defrosting process. 
• 
The actual speed of defrosting is influenced by 
room temperature.  On warm days defrosting will 
be faster than on cooler days. 
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It is preferable to thaw fish, meat and poultry 
slowly in the fridge.  However, this process can 
be accelerated by using the defrost function.  
Small or thin fish fillets, frozen peeled prawns, 
cubed or minced meat, liver, thin chops, steaks 
etc., can be thawed in 1 – 2 hours.  
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A 1kg/2¼lb oven ready chicken will be thawed in 
approximately 5 hours. Remove the giblets as 
soon as possible during the thawing process. 
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Joints of meat up to 2kg/4½lb in weight can be 
thawed using the defrost function. 
• 
All joints of meat and poultry must be thawed 
thoroughly before cooking. 
• 
Always cook thoroughly immediately after 
thawing. 
• 
Do not
 leave food at room temperature once it is 
defrosted.  Cook raw food immediately or store 
cooked food in the fridge, once it has cooled. 
• 
Care must always be taken when handling foods 
in the home.  Always follow the basic rules of 
food hygiene to prevent bacterial growth and 
cross contamination when defrosting, preparing, 
cooking, cooling and freezing foods. 
 
 
 
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