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How to thaw frozen hamburger buns

Updated April 17, 2017

Named for the German town of Hamburg, hamburgers became popular in the United Kingdom during the early 1900s. Today, hamburgers exist in some form at a wide range of restaurants and are a staple of the British summer back garden barbecues and beach cookouts. Storing burger supplies in your freezer for easy thawing lets you host no-hassle back garden events during warm weather.

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  1. Defrost the buns at room temperature for a few hours in their plastic wrapping, since leaving unwrapped buns on the counter will cause staleness. Consume the buns within 3 days.

  2. Microwave frozen burger buns for fast and easy eating. Keep the bun in its freezer cling film and microwave for 10 to 15 seconds. Prepare and eat immediately after microwaving or your bun will become stiff and stale.

  3. Grill your hamburger buns alongside your hamburgers. Spread a thin coat of butter on the inside of the bun before grilling, to prevent burning, and place face down on the grill. The result is a warm, slightly toasted bun that compliments any juicy burger.

  4. Tip

    Separate the hamburger buns before freezing and store them in individual wrapping. This allows you to defrost buns individually and without refreezing.


    Do not refreeze buns after thawing.

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Things You'll Need

  • Butter or dressing
  • Cling film

About the Author

Christina Bednarz Schnell began writing full-time in 2010. Her areas of expertise include child development and behavior, medical conditions and pet health. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in international relations.

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