Dumbest Questions to Butterball's Help Line

How to thaw your turkey while bathing your kids

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 25, 2010 3:18 PM CST

(Newser) – Nervous about cooking the Thanksgiving bird? Don't be. Butterball employs more than 50 Turkey Talk-Line experts who are ready and waiting to answer your culinary questions. And don't be embarrassed: Your inquiry can't be as embarrassing as these previous ones to be phoned in to 1-800-BUTTERBALL, as reported by Reuters:

  • Can I thaw my turkey in my bathtub ... while I give my kids a bath?
  • Is it OK to brine my turkey ... in a washing machine?

  • Will I be able to speed up the cook time ... by using my oven's self-cleaning cycle?
  • Will my turkey taste oily ... if I cut it with my chainsaw?
  • Can I shorten the thawing time ... by putting it in my sauna?

Butterball frozen turkeys are seen on display at Heinen's grocery store in Bainbridge Twp., Ohio.
Butterball frozen turkeys are seen on display at Heinen's grocery store in Bainbridge Twp., Ohio.   (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, file)
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