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Food Storage & Energy Saving Tips - Kenmore 44703 Use & Care Manual

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FOOD STORAGE IDEAS
Fresh Food Storage
The fresh food compartment should be kept between 34° F and 40° F with an optimum temperature of 37° F.
Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator shelves. This reduces the circulation of air around the food and results in uneven
cooling.
Fruits and Vegetables
Storage in the crisper drawers traps moisture to help preserve the fruit and vegetable quality for longer time periods.
Meat
Raw meat and poultry should be wrapped securely so leakage and contamination of other foods or surfaces does not
occur.
FOOD STORAGE AND ENERGY SAVING TIPS
ENERGY SAVING IDEAS
Locate the refrigerator in the coolest part of the room, out of direct sunlight,
and away from heating ducts or registers. Do not place the refrigerator
next to heat-producing appliances such as a range, oven, or dishwasher.
If this is not possible, a section of cabinetry or an added layer of insulation
between the two appliances will help the refrigerator operate more
efficiently.
Level the refrigerator so that the door closes tightly.
Refer to the "SETTING THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL" section for the
suggested temperature control settings.
Do not overcrowd the refrigerator or block cold air vents. Doing so causes
the refrigerator to run longer and use more energy.
Cover foods and wipe containers dry before placing them in the
refrigerator. This cuts down on moisture build-up inside the unit.
Organize the refrigerator to reduce door openings. Remove as many
items as needed at one time and close the door as soon as possible.
VACATION AND MOVING TIPS
Vacations:
If the refrigerator will not be used for several months:
• Remove all food and unplug the power cord.
• Clean and dry the interior thoroughly.
• Leave the refrigerator door open slightly, blocking it open if necessary, to
prevent odor and mold growth.
Moving: When moving the refrigerator, follow these guidelines to prevent
damage:
• Disconnect the power cord plug from the wall outlet.
• Remove foods and clean the refrigerator.
• Secure all loose items by taping them securely in place to prevent
damage.
• In the moving vehicle, secure refrigerator in an upright position to
prevent movement. Also protect outside of refrigerator with a blanket, or
similar item.
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