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Freezing And Storing Frozen Foods - Whirlpool ET20PK Use And Care Manual

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FREEZING&STORING
FROZEN FOODS
The freezer
section
IS designed
for storage
of
commercrclly
frozen foods and for freezing
foods
at home.
Packaging
- The secret of successful
freezrng
IS
In the packaging
The wrap
you use must be
ar.
moisture
and vapor
proof The way you close and
seal the package
must not allow
err, morsture
or
vapor
In or out Pcckagrng
done In any other way
could cause food odor and taste transfer through-
out the refrigerator
and dryrng
of frozen food
Rigid
polyethylene
(plcstrc)
contctners
wtth
tightfitting
lids, straight-srded
canningifreezrng
jars, heavy-duty
aluminum
foil, plastic-coated
pa-
per and nonpermeable
plasttc 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 (liqurds
need
headspace
to allow
for
expansion]
Twistthe top and turn it back
Fasten tie
securely
Ground
the doubled-over
tail
Put the
label
inside transparent
bags.
use self-adhesive
label on outside
of opaque
ones
2
A
Air-tight wrapping
calls for"drugstore
wrap
Cut
the sheet about one-third
longer than the distance
around
the food Bring the ends together
and fold
in (toward
the food] at least twice
to seal out atr
Crease ends close to food, press air from package
Fold tips over twce
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. blemtsh-free
fruits.
Be sure they taste as good as they look. Wash 2 to 3
qucrts(lrters)ct
c timeanddrain
Fruttthatstcndsin
water
may lose food value
and beccme
soggy.
Sort. peel, trim, prt and slrce as needed
Pack in rtgrd wide-mouthed
containers
or other
recommended
material
Leave
head
space
to
allow lrqutds to expand
during
freezing

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