Equipment and a method for thawing a commodity comprises several boxes arranged in 2 rows with a cover to seal the space between the 2 rows. A plenum is formed between the 2 rows of boxes positioned side-by-side. At least 1 fan draws air within a predetermined temp. range through ventilation holes in the boxes, and along a length of the space formed between the 2 rows. This process discharges air for thawing the commodity and does not increase the temp. of the commodity above a mandated limit for longer than a predetermined time. Air may also be forced along the length of the space formed between the 2 rows of boxes and through ventilation holes in the boxes and/or through spacers positioned underneath adjacent boxes for evenly thawing a commodity in the boxes.

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