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question regarding Cooking a turkey

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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
after defrosting a turkey do you wash it before cooking it.

just seen advert on tv and it said to thaw turkey and NEVER wash it,,,surely it needs washing
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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banned#1
i saw that too, thought maybe they should have said wash it
#2
no splashes germs all over the place the heat if cooked right will kill any germs
#3
doe's seem odd not washing it
banned#4
jamstaruk1972
no splashes germs all over the place the heat if cooked right will kill any germs


so does washing anything surely. i always wash me fillets
#5
scoobydoobydooo
doe's seem odd not washing it


your eating it not wearing it lol
#6
jamstaruk1972
no splashes germs all over the place the heat if cooked right will kill any germs



thanks for that,1st time cooking a turkey lol
#7
scoobydoobydooo
thanks for that,1st time cooking a turkey lol
#8
jamstaruk1972
no splashes germs all over the place the heat if cooked right will kill any germs


+1 I have always been told to wash raw meat, but never have as I have watched programs telling me not to wash meat for this reason :)
#9
sassie
do does washing anything surely


yeah but your talking about raw meat here you dont wash your mince before cooking it do you?

and you always wash your hands after handling raw meat
#10
scoobydoobydooo
doe's seem odd not washing it


When you cook it any germs will be killed when people wash them the germs end up on worktops ,floors ,towels and taps and then anything else that touches them ,
banned#11
jamstaruk1972
yeah but your talking about raw meat here you dont wash your mince before cooking it do you?

and you always wash your hands after handling raw meat


i dont wash mince, but i wash all other meat
#12
jamstaruk1972
your eating it not wearing it lol


true,,but i always wash a chicken before cooking it,,,a turkeys just a bigger chicken lol
#13
I was wondering this too after seeing the advert - I'm sure Dad always washed the turkey lol but don't think I ever have - just slam it in the oven and cross my fingers :-) hehe
#14
think im gonna leave it to me mother lol,,,,come to mine for dinner but dont forget the turkey!!
#15
scoobydoobydooo
true,,but i always wash a chicken before cooking it,,,a turkeys just a bigger chicken lol


i used to wash it too till i learned truth ,as for cooking chicken i nuke it sure the out side will be very crispy but near enough impossible to burn the meat below better safe than sorry i say
#16
I never ever wash meat. dont see the point tbh, cooking kills all the germs.
#17
I always wash meat apart from mince (makes it watery) but make sure I clean everywhere thoroughly afterwards. Another reason why I wash meat is that you don't know who/whats been crawling over it before it went into the packaging!
#18
Don't wash it. As others have noted, it spreads bacteria everywhere. Also as most of the germs are on the inside, washing the outside is a futile exercise anyway. Proper cooking will make it safe to eat.
#19
galareho
I always wash meat apart from mince (makes it watery) but make sure I clean everywhere thoroughly afterwards. Another reason why I wash meat is that you don't know who/whats been crawling over it before it went into the packaging!



same here,,,,dont think i could eat it knowing its not washed
#20
Is this magic water which kills all germs then?

Food Standards Agency says you shouldn't bother.
#21
I saw a program that said you do not wash meat because of all the contamination it can cause. Not from the meat but your handling of it. You have to pick it up off one surface and then put it near the tap and then put it down. You may use forks etc to help you. Basically this program said that is the reason you dont wash it because in doing so you can be spreading the grems all over the place. If you dont wash it the germs stay on the meat and then are killed off in the oven.
#22
pghstochaj
Is this magic water which kills all germs then?

Food Standards Agency says you shouldn't bother.


Exactly, running meat under a cold tap isn't going to do anything! :-D
#23
im not gonna wash it,,,just not eat any of the skin lol

thanks for all the advice and merry christmas to you all,,,time for sleep
#24
I wash meat, especially to take the slime off chicken...yukk
#25
sassie
so does washing anything surely. i always wash me fillets


we dont want to know what you get up to in the bathroom sassie :p
#26
scoobydoobydooo
same here,,,,dont think i could eat it knowing its not washed


I take it you dont eat out or order in then?
#27
numptyj
we dont want to know what you get up to in the bathroom sassie :p


No comments about not washing yer meat before it goes in then ;)
suspended#28
I always wash meat. As it removes all the crap before cooking it. If you cook meat, you would kill the bacteria but still be left with the bacterias remains.
You don't know what happened to the meat before you bought it, it could have been dropped on the floor or anything. and you can't kill dust etc in the cooking process.
#29
mwa
No comments about not washing yer meat before it goes in then ;)


:oops:

I don't wash it.... I wrap it in bacon, then stick it in for the slow roast, overnight.... :-D

:w00t:
banned#30
And you stuff it dont stuff the bottom end.

stuff by the neck and under the skin :)

Ive seen so many people stuff the wrong end :oops:
and end up with a pink bloody bird
#31
How long does a turkey keep after cooking?
#32
Erm, no you don't wash it, you shouldn't wash any meat.

Unless you are very careful, you are likely to spread any bacteria over your work surfaces, all around your sink, on your taps, on the surrounding area, on your hand towels etc etc...

Besides, what do you actually wash your meat with, and why?
Cold water? That well known, kill all germs & bacteria cold water? or are you using warm water, (and making the bacteria situation even worse?)
Unless you are washing your meat using Domestos (or similar) I really see no point in it at all :p
#33
Funder
Erm, no you don't wash it, you shouldn't wash any meat.

Unless you are very careful, you are likely to spread any bacteria over your work surfaces, all around your sink, on your taps, on the surrounding area, on your hand towels etc etc...

Besides, what do you actually wash your meat with, and why?
Cold water? That well known, kill all germs & bacteria cold water? or are you using warm water, (and making the bacteria situation even worse?)
Unless you are washing your meat using Domestos (or similar) I really see no point in it at all :p


aye and there's enough water in meat these days as it goes.....................

washing meat bad and mushrooms too!
banned#34
no no no no NO
#35
Not even behind its ears?
#36
dunno
How long does a turkey keep after cooking?


its keeps very still
banned#37
sassie;7307354
so does washing anything surely. i always wash me fillets

washing meat wont get rid of bacteria. Please dont tell me you wash them in hot water :w00t:

you should actually handle the meat as little as possible.

"It’s actually fine from a safety standard to NOT wash the meat. In fact, washing it can spread unnecessary risk around in the form of cross-contamination with your kitchen accessories. The Federal Safety Inspection Service says, “There is no need to wash or rinse meat or poultry,” and offers a downloadable brochure with more information, available at by clicking here."
banned#38
slightly off topic, but one of the worst things people do is defrost meat at room temperature. That is a breeding ground for bacteria. Do not do it! Eithere use the fridge, defrost in the mickey, or under running cold water.
#39
Funder
Besides, what do you actually wash your meat with, and why?


I can answer the why. Because the butcher probably dropped it on the floor and I don't like bone fragments/sawdust as a coating:whistling: Gets the blood off as well ie on pigs liver.

Now, do you wash vegetables before you cook them? Why????? :lol:
banned#40
Alfonse
its keeps very still


lmfao

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