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Freezing And Storing Frozen Foods - Whirlpool ETl8DK Use & Care Manual

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FREEZING & STORING
FROZEN FOODS
The freezer
section
is designed
for storage
of
commercially
frozen
foods
and
for freezing
foods
at home.
Packaging-The
secret
of successful
freezing
is
in the packaging.
The wrap
you
use must be air,
moisture
and
vapor
proof.
The way
you close
and
seal
the
package
must not allow
air, moisture
or
vapor
in or out. Packaging
done
in any
other
way
could
cause
food
odor
and
taste transfer
through-
out the refrigerator
and
drying
of frozen
food.
Rigid
polyethylene
(plastic)
containers
with
tightfitting
lids, straight-sided
canning/freezing
jars, heavy-duty
aluminum
foil, plastic-coated
pa-
per and
nonpermeable
plastic
wraps
[made
from
a Saran
film]
are
recommended.
NOTE: Heat-
sealed
boiling
bags are easy to use and can be
used by themselves
or as carton
liners.
Sealing-When
sealing
foods
in bags
squeeze
out the air
[liquids
need
headspace
to allow
for
expansion).
Twist the top and
turn it back.
Fasten
tie
securely
around
the
doubled-over
tail.
Put the
label
inside
transparent
bags;
use self-adhesive
label
on outside
of opaque
ones.
Air-tight
wrapping
calls
for "drugstore"
wrap.
Cut
the sheet
about
one-third
longerthan
the distance
around
the food.
Bring the ends
together
and
fold
in [toward
the food)
at least
twice
to seal
out air.
Creaseendsclosetofood,pressairfrom
package.
Fold
tips
over
twice.
Finish
package
and
tape
closed.
NOTE: With unboned
meats,
pad
sharp
edges
with extra wrap or use stockinette
to pro-
tect the wrap
from punctures.
DO NOT USE:
l
Bread
wrappers
l
Non-polyethylene
plastic
containers
l
Containers
without
tight
lids
l
Waxed
paper
l
Waxed-coated
freezer
wrap
l
Thin, semi-permeable
wrap
None
of these
are totally
moisture,
air or vapor
proof.
The use of these
wrappings
could
cause
food odor and taste transfer
and dry-
ing of frozen food.
Freezing
Fruits
- Select
ripe,
blemish-free
fruits.
Be sure they taste as good
as they
look. Wash 2 to 3
quarts
(liters) at a time and
drain.
Fruit that stands
in
water
may
lose
food
value
and
become
soggy.
Sort, peel,
trim, pit and
slice
as needed.
Pack
in rigid
wide-mouthed
containers
or other
recommended
material.
Leave
head
space
to
allow
liquids
to expand
during
freezing.
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