. Cleaning out depths of freezer. 2009 10lb fully cooked, smoked ham vacuume packed.... I decide to cook, see if edible, dog food. So I put in cooking dish, cover, set in cold oven overnight. Still froze, that evening partly thawed so I cut plastic, cover with foil, cook 2+ hrs then cool. Excellent. But I mentioned using oven (cold oven) to thaw instead of fridge. " You will die"........... Finally I ask if a cooler (with no ice) would be better? That would be smart. So a oven not in she for days in 63f house with 10lb frozen ham, covered is basicly in a cooler. Am I right? It as still dang cold, a fridge would take days. Now if oven was [email protected] I could see issue. But my guess is air temp in oven close to 45f? So anyone else use empty oven to defrost stuff?