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Food Storage Guide; Storing Fresh Food - Whirlpool ED22MK Use & Care Manual

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Food storage guide
STORING FRESH FOOD
There
IS a right way
to package
and
store refrlg-
eroted
or frozen
foods
To keep
foods
fresher,
longer,
take
the time to study these
recommended
steps
Leafy Vegetables
Remove
store wropplng
Trim
or tear
off bruised
and
dIscolored
areas
Wosr? In
cool
water,
drain
and store In crisper
Cold,
moist olr
helps
keep
leafy
vegetables
fresh
and
crisp
The
crisper
has sealing
gaskets
to help
keep
humid
atr
in It also has a control
to help
adjust
the amount
of
humidity
In the crisper
Vegetables
with Skins
(ccrrots.
peppers]
Store
in crisper,
plostlc
bags
or plastic
container
Fruits
Wash,
let dry and
store
In refrigerator
In
plastic
bags
or crisper
Do Tot wash
or hull berries
until they are ready
to use Sort and
keep
berries
In
their store container
In o crisper,
or store In a loosely
closed
paper
bag
on o refrigerator
shelf
Meat,
Meat
IS
perishable
and expensive
you
won't
want
to waste
an ounce
of it through
careless
handling
The folIowIng
IIst and chart
give you pack-
aging
hints and
time
llmlts
Store meat
in the meat
pan
Fresh, Prepackaged
Meat.
Store
fresh meat
In
the store wrapping
Vacuum
packaged
meat
can
be frozen
for as long
as one month
If the seal
IS
not
broken
If you
want
to keep
it frozen
longer,
you
should
wrap
it with special
freezer
wrapping
mater0
Fresh
Meat,
Not Prepackaged.
Remove
the
market
wrapping
paper
and
re-wrap
loosely
In
waxed
paper
or aluminum
foil for storing
It unfrozen
Cooked
Meat.
Wrap
or cover
cooked
meat
with
waxed
paper,
plastic
wrap
or aluminum
foil
Store
immedlotely
Cured
or Smoked
Meat and Cold
Cuts.
Ham,
bacon,
sausage,
cold
cuts, etc , keep
best in origl-
nal
wrapplngs
Once
opened,
tightly
re-wrap
in
plastic
wrap
or aluminum
foil
Canned
Ham.
Store In refrigerator
unless the la-
bel says It's okay
to store on the shelf
Do not freeze
Fresh Poultry
Loosely
wrap
In waxed
paper
or
plastic
wrap
The plastic
wrap
on poultry.
as pur-
chased,
may be used for storage
STORAGE CHART FOR FRESH AND CURED MEAT*
TLPe
Approximate
Time
wwa
vc#fcR~M
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to2
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 fo2
GroundBeef
l.. . . . . . . . . . . . TI ..-. .!';
Vfa2
Skitis
andRuMs
. . . . .'. , . .; . . . . . . . 3 to-5
Cured $leah~.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ' 7. tOlO
Bacon
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5tb7
coldcuts
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P . . . . 3tu5
'If m&t isto kM34tofed I-
thm ttrb times QiueiL
follow the dicectims for freezing.
NOTE:
fresh
fish and
shellfish
should
be used the
same
day as purchased
4&ls
Store without
washing
in the origInal
car-
ton
or use
the
Utility
Bin that
came
with
your
refrigerator
Milk
.Wipe
milk cartons
For best storage.
place
milk on interior
shelf or bottom
door
shelf
Beverages
Wipe
bottles
and
cans
Store
on o
door
shelf or InsIde the refrigerator
Butter
Keep
opened
butter
In covered
dish or In
the Utlllty Compartment
When
storing
an extra
sup-
ply. wrap
In freezer
packaging
and freeze
Cheese
Store
in the
orIginal
wrapping
until
you
are
ready
to use it. Once
opened,
re-wrap
tightly
in plastic
wrap
or aluminum
foil
Condlments
Store small
jars and
bottles
(cot-
sup, mustard,
jeily, olives]
on the door
shelves
where
they are In easy reach.
Leftovers
Cover
leftovers
with
plastic
wrap
or
aluminum
foil to keep
food
from
drying
out
and
transferring
food
odors
Plastic
containers
with tight
lids are fine, too

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