I got this for my husband for Christmas. He loves to grill and we're always forgetting to get the meat out of the freezer. I also regularly get doing too many things during the day and forget to defrost what I need to make dinner. I'd heard that these work really well, but had never tried one, so I figured what the heck let's give it a try. I was very leery when I pulled it out of the box. Just looking at it, I thought this must be another gimmick and there was no way this tray was going to defrost my stuff any quicker. BUT man oh man, was I wrong!! I'm shocked and impressed with how well this defrosts and how much time it saves me. I have no clue how it works, but you put your frozen meat on it and like magic in an hour or two it's defrosted. The tray is very light and easy to clean. This is now a kitchen staple that I use quite often.
I got this mainly for defrosting purpose. I had two frozen steak meats and I have tested to defrost the meats, one with this tray and one without the tray to see the difference. The meat on this defrosting tray melted so much quicker, I was pretty amazed how quickly it melted! This will save my time in the future. This is also nice for grilling meat, although I haven't try it yet, but it fits up to two avg. sized steaks (depending on the how big the meat is).
This product is great, works exactly as advertised. I didn't think it would work. I had 2 packages of hamburger I needed thawed. I placed one package on the defrosting tray and the other next to the defrosting tray on my stove. In a little over an hour the defrosting tray had it totally thawed, as if I had just brought it home from the store! No mushy meat, or still frozen in the middle. Worked fantastic, I have since used it on chicken, pork chops, all come out wonderful!
I have to say I didn't think this would work at all. It is a piece of metal, but it does. I am guilty of waiting til the last minute to decide dinner this cuts the thawing time in half. I can take something out at 4 and it be thawed by 6. Highly recommend this item!!! Even comes with a drip pan.
I am SO happy I bought this product. I was skeptical at first, but all my doubts were erased when I used it. I had a 16ounze frozen steak that I dethawed on it. Not only did it thaw out faster than normal, but it also kept all the mess on the plate. The tray was big enough for the steak, and it was easy to clean up. The metal feels smooth and everything is very sturdy. This is a good kitchen addition.
This defrosting tray really works well! I was skeptical at first but after using it, I was pleasantly surprised that it did help to thaw frozen meats faster. It is made of a special material which is how it thaws faster like a heat conduction speed. The material is safe and there is no electricity or microwave involved when thawing out your food. I put boiling hot water in the bottom tray and it makes it thaw faster still.
Really enjoying this defrosting tray. First, it really thaws food quickly. I tested it with 2 frozen chicken breasts. Placed one on a regular cutting board on the counter and one on my new defrosting tray. The defrosting tray thawed the chicken quickly while the one on the regular cutting board was still mostly frozen. Second, the defrosting tray can be flipped over and doubles as a cutting board. Very happy with this purchase.