Handy Thaw Wants to Sell You a Claw for Defrosting Meat

updated May 30, 2019
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We’ve all been there. You forgot to take the chicken breasts or burgers out of the freezer to give them enough time to thaw in the refrigerator. Now you’re left scrambling to quickly defrost your dinner or figure out something else to eat.

The best way to defrost your meat quickly is by submerging it in a sink full of cool water. The only problem? Those packages from the grocery store tend to float.

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That means only one side of your pork chops or steak defrosts. What’s the solution? Figure out a way to keep the whole package underwater. And now there’s a new gadget that aims to do just that. Meet the Handy Thaw, a new project on Kickstarter.

The Handy Thaw is a pretty simple gadget. It has a suction cup to stick to the bottom of your sink, and three arms to hold down whatever it is that you happen to be thawing. By keeping your package of chicken or ground beef completely submerged, the Handy Thaw claims that it will cut down on the time it takes to thaw your food. According to their Kickstarter page, the gadget will make fish and seafood defrost in 15 minutes, while chicken and beef will only take 25 minutes.

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Of course, there are plenty of other things around your house that can also hold your dinner down to make it defrost quickly. But Handy Thaw is betting on the hunch that people will use a dedicated gadget.

Watch the company’s Kickstarter video to get a full look at the project:

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What do you think? Will the Handy Thaw make it into your gadget drawer, or are you fine using pots and pans, a dumbbell, or a pineapple to help you defrost your dinner?