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Adjusting The Controls; Food Storage Suggestions - Kenmore 60581 Owner's Manual

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Temperature Controls
Your refrigerator
has two controls that let you
regulate
the temperature
in the fresh food and
freezer compartments.
At first, set the Fresh Food control at "5" and the
Freezer control at "C'L
Allow 24 hours for the temperature
to stabilize,
whether
you are setting the controls for the first time
or adjusting
them later. Then, if you want colder or
warmer
temperatures
in either compartment,
adjust
the controls one letter or number
at a time.
Note: Turning the Fresh Food control to OFF turns off
cooling
in both compartments--fresh
food and
freezer--but
does not shut off power to the
refrigerator.
How to test temperatures:
Use milk
test for fresh food comportment.
Place
a container
of milk on the top shelf in the fresh food
compartment°
Check it a day later. If the milk is too
warm or too cold, adjust the temperature
controls°
Use ice cream test for freezer
compartment.
Place a container
of ice cream in the center of the
freezer compartment
Check it after a day, if it's too
hard or too soft, adjust the temperature
controls.
Turning
your
household
thermostat
below
60°F. at night?
You may want to move the Freezer
control one step colder, as from "C" to "D". Cooler
temperatures
in the house may cause the compressor
to operate less frequently, thus allowing the freezer
compartment
to warm somewhat°
To protect your frozen food supply, leave your
Freezer control at this new, colder setting
for the
entire winter
or for as long as you keep your
thermostat
turned down.
Moving the Freezer control to a colder setting
should
have no effect on your fresh food compartment.
However, if freezing occurs, turn the numbered
control one step warmer,
as from "5" to "4".
When you stop turning
the household
thermostat
down at night, turn the refrigerator
temperature
controls
back to their regular settings°
Power Miser Switch
This switch is on the
er,when m oisture appears
on exleri_
temperature control panel.
To reduce the amount
of electricity
required
to operate
your refrigerator,
be sure the switch
is pushed to the left position.
This turns off the
heater in your refrigerator
that prevents
moisture
from forming
on the outsider
If moisture
forms on the outside
of the
refrigerator,
push the Power Miser Switch to
the right. The low-wattage
heater will warm the
outside of the cabinet and, under most conditions,
prevent the forming
of moisture
or water droplets.
Food Storage Suggestions
Fresl_ Food Storage Tips
To store unfrozen
meats,
fish and poultry:
e Always remove store wrappings.
e Rewrap in foil, film or wax paper and refrigerate
immediately_
To store cheese, wrap well with wax paper or
aluminum
foil, or put in o plastic bag.
e Carefully wrap to expel air and help prevent mold_
e Store pre-packaged
cheese in its own wrapping
if
you wish,
TO store vegetables,
use the vegetable
drawers--
they've been designed to preserve the natural
moisture
and freshness of produce.
• Covering vegetables
with a moist towel helps
maintain
crispness.
e As a further aid to freshness, pre-packaged
vegetables
can be stored in their original
wrapping.
To store
ice cream_Fine-quality
ice cream, with
high cream content, will normally
require
slightly
lower temperatures
than more "airy" already-
packaged brands with low cream content_
• It will be necessary to experiment
to determine the
freezer compartment
location
and temperature
control setting to keep your ice cream at the right
serving temperature.
e The rear of the freezer compartment
is slightly
colder than the front.
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