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Storing Food - LG LBNC12231 Series Owner's Manual

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18 OPERATION

Storing Food

CAUTION
• 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 excessive force.
• Do not store glass containers in the freezer.
Contents may expand when frozen, break
the container and cause injury.
NOTE
• 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
refrigerator.
• 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 freeze.
• 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 doors are 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 ensure freshness.
Food
How to Store
Keep opened butter in covered
dish or closed compartment. When
Butter or
Margarine
storing an extra supply, wrap in
freezer packaging and freeze.
Store in original wrapping until
Cheese
used. Once opened, rewrap tightly
in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Wipe milk cartons. For coldest
Milk
milk, place containers on an
interior shelf.
Store in original carton on interior
Eggs
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
Fruit
a crisper, or store in completely
closed paper bag on refrigerator
shelf.
Remove store wrapping, trim or
tear off bruised and discolored
Leafy
areas, wash in cold water, and
Vegetables
drain. Place in plastic bag or
plastic container and store in
crisper.
Vegetables
with skins
Place in plastic bags or plastic
container and store in crisper.
(carrots,
peppers)
Freeze fresh fish and shellfish
if they are not being eaten the
Fish
same day purchased. Eating fresh
fish and shellfish the same day
purchased is recommended.
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap
Leftovers
or aluminum foil, or store in plastic
containers with tight lids.

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