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Food Storage Suggestions; Ice Cream; Tips On Freezing Food - GE 19 Use And Care & Installation Manual

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Suggested storage times for meat and poultry*
Eating quality
DAYS IN MONTHS IN
REFRIGERATOR FREEZER
drops after
time shown
Fresh Meats
Roasts (Beef & Lamb) .......3 to 5
Roasts (Pork & Veal) .........3 to 5
Steaks (Beef ).... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 5
Chops
(Lamb)
3
to
5
Chops (Pork) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 5
Ground & Stew Meats . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Variety
Meats
1
to
2
Sausage (Pork) ..................1 to 2
Processed Meats
Bacon
7
Frankfurters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Ham
(Whole)
7
Ham
(Half)
3
to
5
Ham (Slices) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
'Luncheon Meats ................3 to 5
Sausage (Smoked) ................7
Sausage (Dry & Semi-Dry) 14 to 21
Unfrozen meats, fish
and poultry
Always remove store wrappings.
Rewrap in foil, film or wax paper
and refrigerate immediately.
Vegetables
Use the vegetable drawers-
they've been designed to preserve
the natural moisture and
freshness of produce.
Covering vegetables with a moist
towel helps maintain crispness.
As a further aid to freshness,
prepackaged vegetables can be
stored in their original wrapping.

Tips on Freezing Food

There are three essential requirements for efficient
home freezing.
1. Initial quality. Freeze only top-quality foods.
Freezing retains quality and flavor; it cannot improve
quality.
-
after picking, the better the frozen product will be.
You'll save time, too, with less culling and sorting to do.
Eating quality
drops after
time shown
Cooked Meats
6 to 12
Cooked Meats and
4 to 8
Meat Dishes ...................3 to 4
6 to12
Gravy & Meat Broth ...........1 to 2
6 to 9
Fresh Poultry
3 to 4
Chicken & Turkey (Whole) 1 to 2
3 to 4
Chicken (Pieces) ................1 to 2
3 to 4
Turkey (Pieces) ..................1 to 2
Duck & Goose (Whole) ......1 to 2
Giblets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Cooked Poultry
Pieces (Covered with Broth)l to 2
to 2
1
Pieces (Not Covered) .........3 to 4
1 to 2
Cooked Poultry Dishes . . . . . . . 3 to 4
1 to 2
Fried Chicken . . . . . . . . 3 to 4
Freezing
not recom-
Cheese
Wrap well with wax paper or
aluminum foil, or put in a plastic bag.
Carefully wrap to expel air and
help prevent mold.
Store prepackaged cheese in its
own wrapping if you wish.
New techniques are constantly
being developed. Consult the County
Extension Service or your local Utility
Company for the latest information on
freezing and storing foods.
DAYS IN MONTHS IN
REFRIGERATOR FREEZER
AT 35° to 400F. AT OOF.
2 to 3
2 to 3
12
9
6
6
3
6
1
4 to 6
4
3. Proper packaging. Use food wraps designed
especially for freezing.
To freeze meat, fish and poultry, wrap well in
freezer-weight foil (or other heavy-duty wrapping
material), forming it carefully to the shape of the
contents. This expels air. Fold and crimp ends of the
package to provide a good, lasting seal.
Don't refreeze meat that has been completely thawed;
meat, whether raw or cooked, can be frozen
successfully only once.
(Other than for meats& poultry)
Most fruits and vegetables 8-12 months
Lean fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8 months
Fatty fish, rolls and breads,
soups, stew, casseroles 2-3 months
Cakes, pies, sandwiches,
leftovers (cooked),
ice cream (original carton) . . . . . . . . . . . 1 month max.
*U.S. Depaflment of Agriculture
Meats, fish and poultry purchased
from the store vary in quality and
age; consequently, safe storage time
in your refrigerator will vary.

Ice Cream

Fine-quality ice cream, with high
cream content, will normally
require slightly lower temperatures
than more "airy" already-packaged
brands with low cream content.
It will be necessary to experiment
to determine the freezer
compartment location and
temperature control setting to keep
your ice cream at the right serving
temperature.
The rear of the freezer
compartment is slightly colder than
the front.
FREEZER

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