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Food Storage Guide; Storing Fresh Food - Whirlpool ET18AK Use & Care Manual

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Food storage guide
STORING FRESH FOOD
There
IS
a right way to package
and store refrig-
erated or frozen foods To keep foods fresher, longer,
take the time to study these recommended
steps.
Leafy
Vegetables
Remove store wrapping
and
trim or tear off bruised arld &colored
areas Wash in
cold water and drain Fiace in plastic bag or plastic
container
and store in crisper. Cold, moist air helps
keep leafy vegetables
fresh and crisp
Vegetables
with Skins (carrots, peppers)
.Store
In crisper, plastic bags or plastic container.
Fruits
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 store container
in a crrsper, or store In a loosely
closed paper
bag on a refrigerator
shelf
Meat=
Meat is perishable
and expensrve...you
won't want to waste an ounce of it through careless
handling.
The following
list and chart give you pack-
aging
hunts and time limits. 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 wrth special freezer wrapping
materrol.
Fresh
Meat,
Not Prepackaged.
Remove
the
market
wrapping
paper
and re-wrap
loosely
In
waxed paper
or aluminum
foil for storrng it unfrozen.
Cooked
Meat.
Wrap or cover cooked
meat with
waxed
paper,
plastic
wrap or aluminum
forl. Store
immediately.
Cured
or Smoked
Meat
and Cold
Cuts. Ham,
bacon,
sausage,
cold cuts, etc , keep best in orrgt-
nal wrappings.
Once
opened,
tightly
re-wrap
in
plastic wrap or aluminum
foil.
Canned
Ham. State in refrigerator
unless the la-
bel says it's okay to store on the shelf. Do not freeze.
Fresh Poultry.
.Wrap In waxed
paper
or plastlc
wrap The plastic wrap on poultry, as purchased
may
be used for storage
STORAGE CHART FOR FRESH AR0 CURED MEAT*
Fvpe
-ZZidenme
Variety
Meats
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to2
Chlcken
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to2
Ground
Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :. . . 1 to 2
SteaksandRoastr
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to5
CuredMeats
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7tolO
Bacon
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 to 7
Cold Cuts
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to5
*If meat is to be stored longer than the times given,
follow the directlons for freezing.
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish should be used the
same day as purchased
Eggs
.Store wrthout washing
In the original
car-
ton or use the Utility
Bin that
came
with
your
refrigerator
MilkkWlpe
milk cartons.
For best storage,
place
mrlk on interior shelf
Beverages..
Wipe bottles
and cans. Store on a
door shelf or inside the refrigerator.
Butter..
Keep opened
butter in covered
dish or in
the Butter 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.
Condiments
.Store small jars and bottles (cat-
sup, mustard, jelly, olives] on the door shelves where
they are in easy reach.
Leftovers
Cover
leftovers
with plastic
wrap
or
aluminum
foil to keep
focd
from dryrng out and
transferring
food odors, Plastic containers
with tight
lids are fine, too.

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