How Defrosting Trays Work & How To Get One For Free
Ashburn, VA: Here is how defrosting trays work and how you can get one for FREE!
How Defrosting Trays Work
Defrosting trays work because they are made from metals that are effective at conducting heat. For example, if you set out a defrosting tray and a plate, the defrosting tray wil become room temperature quickly. The plate will not. Again, the defrosting tray is made to quickly conduct heat while the materials used to make plates are poor conductors of heat. What this means is that defrosting tray will come to room temperature faster and stay at room temperature much longer than the plate.
Defrosting Tray Physics
The law of thermodynamics says when we combine two objects of different temperatures, they will try to become the same temperature. An example would be when you place cold chicken in hot grease, the chicken heats up while the grease cools down. This thermodynamic law applies to your defrosting tray. When you put your frosting tray on the counter, it will work to become room temperature quickly. Then, when you place your meat on the frosting tray, the tray and the meat will work to become one temperature. Since the tray is a better conductor of room temperature heat than your plate, the tray will thaw your meat faster than your plate.
How You Can Get a Free Defrosting Tray
This is a tip for men who do a lot of grilling/smoking. I have a BBQ competition team. My go-to rub for thighs is Bald Buck Seasoning. We enter the thigh category often, and as you can see by the trophies below, Bald Buck Seasoning has helped us do well.
One day I ordered some Bald Buck for an upcoming competition and got a free defrosting tray. It was a nice free gift, but I set it aside with all my other BBQ toys and forgot about it. A year or so later, it was my wife’s birthday. So, I ordered some high-quality wagyu steaks because I planned to make her a special dinner. Long story short, the delivery got screwed up, my order got delayed & the steaks arrived frozen on the afternoon of my wife’s bday. I was pissed! I reached out to a close friend and BBQ teammate of mine via text to gripe, and this is what he said:
I was worried about using the tray because I didnt know if it would work and if it didn’t, my wife’s birthday dinner would be a disaster. I had little choice though. I paid a stupid amount of money for these steaks, so I really wanted to make them. I found the tray, put the steaks on them, and said a prayer. To my pleasant surprise, it worked! The steaks thawed in 4 hours. In my experience, steaks of equal size would normally take 6 hours to thaw. The 2 hour difference made all the difference and allowed me to make a great birthday dinner for my wife.
Last I checked, Bald Buck was still giving away defrost trays when you order their seasoning. If you grill/smoke a lot of meat, I recommend taking the deal. You get a bunch of competition-worthy seasoning and a very handy defrost tray.
PRO TIP: If you’ve never heard of Bald Buck Seasoning, then go to YouTube for reviews. Below is the video that put me on to Bald Buck. Also, do not go too heavy with this rub, or your food may be too salty for your family, guests, or judges. I use about a tablespoon to a tablespoon and a half per pound of meat. That ratio seems to be on the money from my experience.