How long does turkey take to thaw? There’s a calculator for that

Never made a turkey before? Don't worry, science can help.

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  • This year, many people will be making a Thanksgiving dinner for the first time. It's often harder than it looks.
  • Luckily, an online calculator website has one just for thawing turkey, and can explain why you need to wait so long.
  • The website has other calculators as well, for needs you didn't know you had.
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