The dirty little secret of microwaves? The defrost button can’t be trusted. Here’s how to go your own way.
Your microwave would like to convince you it’s intelligent. Or at least capable of thawing whatever food you place inside of it. All you need to do is push the defrost button and input your food’s weight, right? But if your microwave’s attempts at thawing have left you with foods that are still frozen solid, there’s still hope: Just switch over to manual power. In other words, punch in cooking times and power levels yourself.