Each compartment inside the refrigerator is designed
to store different types of food. Store food in the
optimal space to enjoy the freshest taste.
• Do not overfill or pack items too tightly into door
bins. Doing so may cause damage to the bin
or personal injury if items are removed with
• Do not store glass containers in the freezer.
Contents may expand when frozen, break the
container and cause injury.
- If you are leaving home for a short period, like a
short vacation, the refrigerator should be left on.
Refrigerated foods that are able to be frozen will
stay preserved longer if stored in the freezer.
- If you are leaving the refrigerator turned off for
an extended period, remove all food and unplug
the power cord. Clean the interior, and leave the
doors open to prevent fungi from growing in the
- Do not store food with high moisture content
towards the top of the refrigerator. The moisture
could come in direct contact with the cold air and
- Wash food before storing it in the refrigerator.
Vegetables should be washed, and food
packaging should be wiped down to prevent
adjacent foods from being contaminated.
- If the refrigerator is kept in a hot and humid
place, frequent opening of the door or storing a
lot of vegetables in the refrigerator may cause
condensation to form. Wipe off the condensation
with a clean cloth or a paper towel.
- If the refrigerator door or freezer drawer is opened
or closed too often, warm air may penetrate the
refrigerator and raise its temperature. This can
increase the running costs of the unit.
Food Storage Tips
Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and
moisture-proof material unless otherwise noted. This
prevents food odor and taste transfer throughout the
refrigerator. For dated products, check date code to
Keep opened butter in covered dish
or closed compartment. When storing
an extra supply, wrap in freezer
packaging and freeze.
Store in original wrapping until used.
Once opened, rewrap tightly in
plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Wipe milk cartons. For coldest milk,
place containers on an interior shelf.
Store in original carton on interior
shelf, not on door shelf.
Do not wash or hull fruit until it is
ready to be used. Sort and keep fruit
in original container in a crisper, or
store in completely closed paper bag
on refrigerator shelf.
Remove store wrapping, 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.
Place in plastic bags or plastic
container and store in crisper.
Freeze fresh fish and shellfish if they
are not being eaten the same day
purchased. Eating fresh fish and
shellfish the same day purchased is
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap
or aluminum foil, or store in plastic
containers with tight lids.