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Does heat transfer go both ways? Generally yes, the conductivity of a material is the same if you reverse it and you could use a defrosting plate to cool hot food. The plate would require good contact with the hot food to allow the heat to be conducted into the plate. This heat would then be conducted through the whole plate area (larger than the ...


I'm afraid this is impossible. It's the freezing, not the thawing, that causes this. Remember, water expands when freezing, so the freezing process breaks the cell walls, so when the pepper thaws, it has lost its crispness. This doesn't matter if you're going to mince it finely or cook it, though! I freeze peppers regularly.

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