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Food Storage Guide; Storing Fresh Food - Whirlpool ED22MK Use & Care Manual

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There is a right way to package
and store refrig-
erated or frozen foods. To keep foods fresher, longer.
take the time to study these recommended
steps.
Leafy
Vegetables..
Remove store wrapping
and
trim or tear off bruised and discolored
areas Wash in
cold water and drain Place In plastic bag or plastic
container
and store in crisper Cold, moist air helps
keep leafy vegetables
fresh and crisp
Vegetables
with Skins (carrots, peppers).
.Store
In crrsper. plastic bags or plastic container.
-
. .
Fruits
..Wash, let dry and store in refrigerator
in
plastrc bags
or crisper. Do not wash or hull berries
until they are ready to use. Sort and keep berrres In
their store container
In a crisper, or store in a loosely
closed paper
bag on a refrigerator
shelf.
Meat*
Meat is perishable
and expensive...you
won't want to waste an ounce of it through
careless
handling.
The following
list and chart give you pack-
aging
hunts and time limits, Store meat In the meat
pan.
Fresh, Prepackaged
Meat.
Store fresh meat in
the store wrapping.
Vacuum
packaged
meat can
be frozen for as long as one month if the seal IS not
broken.
If you want to keep
it frozen longer,
you
should wrap it with special freezer wrapping
material.
Fresh Meat,
Not Prepackaged.
Remove
the
market wrapping
paper and re-wrap in aluminum foil
for storing it unfrozen.
Cooked
Meat. Wrap or cover cooked
meat with
plastic wrap or aluminum
foil, Store immediately.
Food storage guide
STORING FRESH FOOD
Cured
or Smoked
Meat and Cold
Cuts. Ham,
bacon,
sausage,
cold cuts, etc., keep best in orlgi-
nal wrappings.
Once
opened,
tightly
re-wrap
in
plastic wrap or aluminum
foil.
Canned
Ham. Store in refrigerator
unless the la-
bel says it's okay to store on the shelf. Do not freeze.
Fresh Poultry...Wrap
in plastic
wrap. The plastic
wrap
on poultry, as purchased,
may be used for
storage.
STORAGE CHART FOR FRESH AND CURED MEAT*
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Approxlmate
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Variety
Meats
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Chicken
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to2
Ground
Beet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Steaks and Roasts
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 5
Cured
Meats
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 to10
Bacon
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5to7
ColdCuts
,.......................
3to5
*If meat is to be stored longer than the times given,
follow the directions
for freezing.
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish should be used the
same day as purchased
Eggs
Store without washing
in the original
car-
ton or use the Utrlity Bin that
came
with
your
refrigerator.
MilkkWlpe
milk cartons.
For best storage,
place
milk on interior shelf or bottom door shelf.
Beverages.
.Wipe bottles and cans. Store on a
door shelf or Inside the refrtgerator
ButterrKeep
opened
butter in covered
dish or in
the Utility Compartment.
When stonng an extra
sup-
ply, wrap In freezer packaging
and freeze.
Cheese
.Store in the original
wrapping
until
you are ready
to use it. Once
opened,
re-wrap
trghtly in plastic wrap or alumrnum
foil.
Condlments
.Store small tars and bottles (cat-
sup, mustard, Jelly, olives] on the door shelves where
they are in easy reach.
leftovers
Cover leftovers
with plastic
wrap
or
aluminum
foil to keep
food
from drying
out and
transferring
food odors, Plastic containers
with tight
lids are fine, too.

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