Freezing is quite convenient as a food storage technique. It is suitable for a variety of foods and is an easy fix.
However, it comes with one major disadvantage – you need to take some time to defrost your food when you’re finally ready to cook/heat it.
And while some types of foods defrost quickly, others take time.
But does the type of container you use for defrosting matter? Does using a Tupperware container make the process harder or easier? Should you even do it?
If these are some of the questions that plague you, you’ve come to the right place – we have all the answers for you.
Can you defrost something in a Tupperware container?
Yes, you can defrost something in a Tupperware container. This is usually done in two main ways:
- Place the frozen food and Tupperware in your fridge
Once you have decided that you want to defrost food in your Tupperware, place the container on a plate or in a bigger container and then place it on the lowest shelf of your fridge. This will keep the water produced during defrosting from spreading all over the fridge.
- Use water
Once you remove your food from the fridge, submerge it in water to ensure everything is melted out – just ensure the Tupperware container’s lid is firmly secured beforehand. This will keep water from getting into your food.
Can you put Tupperware in the microwave to defrost?
While most Tupperware containers aren’t microwave-safe, some are. These include the Tupperware CrystalWave, Stack Cooker, and Rock N’ Serve brand of products.
Rock N’ Serve Tupperware is particularly designed to help you quickly move food from the freezer to your microwave and then to your table.
This all-in-one food container is moisture-proof, airtight, and heat-resistant. So if you want to be able to microwave your food to defrost then quickly serve it, this is the best Tupperware for you.
Can you thaw meat in a Tupperware container?
Yes, you can thaw meat in Tupperware. However, you shouldn’t defrost raw meat in the microwave, even if you’re using microwave-safe Tupperware since the heat of the microwave could activate the inactive bacteria that might be present in your meat.
Can you freeze meat in a Tupperware container in the first place?
Yes, you can freeze meat in Tupperware – a lot of these containers are designed for this purpose.
Take care of your Tupperware
Ultimately, the best way to ensure that your Tupperware serves its freezing and microwaving purpose is to properly take care of it.
So clean these containers regularly, dry them well, and store them properly – they will serve you for years to come!