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Food Storage; Storing Fresh Food - Whirlpool 3ET18ZK Use And Care Manual

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Food Storage
Guide
There is a correct way to package and store refrigerated or frozen food. To keep food fresher,
longer, take the time to study these recommended
steps.
Storing
fresh food
Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in
airtight and moisture-proof
material. This
prevents food odor and taste transfer
throughout the refrigerator. For dated
products, check code date to ensure
freshness.
Leafy
vegetables
Remove store wrapping and 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.
Vegetables
with
skins
(carrots,
peppers)
Store in crisper, plastic bags or plastic
container.
Fruit
Wash, let dry and store in refrigerator in
plastic bags or crisper. Do not wash or hull
berries until they are ready to use. Sort and
keep berries in their original container in a
crisper, or store in a loosely closed paper
bag on a refrigerator shelf.
hws
Store without washing in the original carton
on interior shelf.
Milk
Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place
milk on interior shelf.
Butter
or margarine
Keep opened butter in covered dish or
closed compartment.
When storing an
extra supply, wrap in freezer packaging
and freeze.
Cheese
Store in the original wrapping until you are
ready to use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly
in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Leftovers
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or alumi-
num foil. Plastic containers with tight lids can
also be used.
Meat
Store most meat in original wrapping as long
as it is airtight and moisture-proof.
Rewrap if
necessary. See the following chart for
storage times.
APPROXIMATE
TIME
TYPE
(DAYS)+
Chicken
1 to 2
Ground beef
1 to 2
Steaks and roasts
3 to 5
Cured meats
7to10
Bacon
5 to 7
Cold cuts
3 to 5
Variety meats
1 to2
+ When storing meat longer than the times
given, follow the directions for freezing.
NOTE: Use fresh fish and shellfish the same
day as purchased.
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