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Absolutely. Most microwaves defrost unevenly. On the other hand, there are a couple faster ways to defrost other than letting it sit on the counter. Further, it is in fact even better to let meat defrost more quickly, because meat left out will allow bacteria to grow, which is a further concern. One tip is to let a frozen food rest in warm water while ...


Defrosting in the microwave just doesn't work properly. Ice hardly absorbs any microwaves, compared to liquid water. So microwaving heats the already unfrozen parts while the frozen parts only get affected indirectly. So it doesn't speed up things very much, costs lots of energy and spoils the meat as mentioned by other answers. But this is an effect of the ...

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