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USE OF THE FREEZER COMPARTMENT
(Fig. 8)
The freezer compartment
marked
m
, allow the storage
of frozen foods, as well as the freezing of fresh or cooked foods.
It also allows the production
of ice cubes.
Freezing
The maximum quantity of foods which can be frozen in a 24 h
period, at an ambient temperature
of 25°C is 6 kg.
Adjust the "FREEZER" control knob of the freezer companment on
"A".
Freezing is carried out in the seat of the ice cube bin (Fig. 1 B).
The position is the same with the automatic ice cube maker as
an option. In this case, do not forget to stop the automatic ice
cube maker positioning
the lever on OFF. See the operating
instructions
on chapter "Automatic
ice cube maker (option)".
Do not store warm foods in the freezen do not m-freeze already
thawn foods, but it is possible to refreeze them after cooking.
Wrap foods in aluminium or plastic sheetings or place them
into appropriate
containers.
Label the packs and mark on
them the freezing date and the contents.
The freezing compartment
maintains the adequate
storage
temperature
even during a power failure, for a max. period of
11 hours approx.
However, during this time, we suggest you
leave the freezer door closed.
Storing fresh food
For a successful freezing use a wrapping that is air, moisture
and water proof; this to avoid transfer of odour and taste
throughout the refrigerator and a better storage of frozen food.
We recommend
the use of plastic containers with tight fitting
lids, aluminium trays, aluminium foils, non permeable
plastic
wraps and plastic- coated paper.
Sealing
When sealing the food in bags, squeeze out the air (liquids
need a headspace
to allow for expansion). Twist the top and
fasten the tie securely.
Put the label inside transparent
bags; use self-adhesive
label
on outside of opaque ones.
Freezing
fruits
Select ripe, blemish-free fruii. Wash, peel, trim, pit and slice as
needed. Pack in rigid containers or other recommended material.
Leave a head space to allow liquids to expand during freezing.
Freezing
vegetables
For best results freeze no more than 2 to 3 hours after picking.
Wash in cold water, sort and cut into appropriate
sizes.
Blanch and pack in recommended
container and freeze.
Do not freeze lettuce, celery, carrot sticks, potatoes or fresh
tomatoes.
All will become
limp or mushy. Tomatoes
will
collapse when thawed.
Freezing
meats
The meat you thaw can only be as good as the meat you
freeze.
Flat cuts or patties should be wrapped individually or in layers
separated
by a double thickness of freezer wrap.
Freezing
cooked
food
Prepare cooked food as you would for the table: shorten the
cooking time 10 to 15 minutes to allow for additional cooking
during reheating. Omit seasonings and part of the liquid. Plan
to add them at reheating time.
Cool as rapidly as possible and freeze at once.
Liquid or semi-liquid
dishes may be frozen in recommended
containers
with a head-space.
Casseroles
and other more
solid foods may be frozen in the baking container.
Freezing
baked good (pastry and bread)
Wrap baked breads in recommended
material.
Thaw in wrapping.
Unbaked yeast breads can be frozen after
the first rising. Punch down, wrap and freeze.
Bake cookies as usual. Cool and freeze on trays, then pack in
recommended
freezer bags or cartons. Unbaked cookies may
be dropped,
molded or rolled and frozen on cookie
trays.
Store in bag or carton: bake without thawing.
Fruit pies are best frozen unbaked. Bake without thawing.
FOOD STORAGE CHART
Storage times will vary according to the quality of the food, the
type of packaging
or wrap used (moisture and vapour proof),
and the storage temperature
(which should be -18'C).
FOOD
STORAGE TIME
FRUITS
Fruit juice concentrate
Fruits (general)
Citrus fruit and juices
12 months
8 to 12 months
4 to 6 months
VEGETABLES
Commercially
frozen
Home frozen
8 months
8 to 12 months
MEAT
Sausages
Hamburgers
Beef, veal, lamb
4 weeks or less
1 month
2 to 3 months
Roasts
Beef
Veal and lamb
Pork
Fresh sausages
6 to 12 months
6 to 12 months
4 to 8 months
1 to 2 months
FISH
Cod, flounder, sole
6 months
Blue fish, salmon
2 to 3 months
Mackerel, perch
2 to 3 months
Breaded fish (purchased)
3 months
Clams, oysters, cooked fish, crab
3 to 4 months
Alaskan crab
10 months
Shrimp, uncooked
12 months
POULTRY
Chicken or turkey (whole or parts)
12 months
Duck
6 months
Giblets
2 to 3 months
Cooked poultry with gravy
6 months
Slices (no gravy)
1 month
STEWS
Meat, poultry and fish
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter
Margarine
2 to 3 months
6 to 9 months
12 months
Cheese
Camembert,
mozzarella, farmers
3 months
Creamed cottage (do not freeze)
Brie, emmenthal,
suisse, etc.
6 to 8 weeks
(Freezing can change texture of cheese)
Ice cream, fruit juices, milk
2 months
EGGS
Whole (mixed), white, yolks
12 months
(Add sugar or salt to yolks or whole mixed eggs)
BAKED GOODS
Yeast breads and rolls
Unbaked breads
Croissants
Cakes, unfrosted
Cakes, frosted
Fruit cakes
3 months
1 month
3 months
2 to 4 months
8 to 12 months
12 months
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