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Whirlpool no-frost refrigerator- freezer use and care guide et18ak
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FRFF7lNG
A STORING
FROZEN
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The freezer section is designed
for storage of corn-
mercrclly
frozen foods
and for freezing
foods at
home.
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Packaging
-The secret of successful freezing is in
the packaging.
The wrap
you use must be air,
over twrce. Finish package
and tape closed
NOTt
moisture and vapor proof. The way you close and seal
Wrth unboned
meats, pad sharp edges
wrth extr
the package
must not allow air, moisture orvapor
in or
wrap
or use stockinette
to protect
the wrap
fror
out. Packaging
done in any other way could cause
punctures
food odor and taste transfer
throughout
the re-
frigerator and drying of frozen food.
Rigrd polyethylene
[plastic)
contarners
with tight-
fitting
lids, straight-sided
cannrng/freezrng
jars,
heavy-duty
aluminum
foil, plastic-coated
paper and
non-permeable
plastic
wraps
(such as Saran) are
recommended.
Note: Heat-sealed
boiling bags are
easy to use and can be used by themselves
or as
carton Irners.
Sealing
- When sealing
foods in bags squeeze
out the air (liquids
need headspace
to allow
for
expansion.)
Twist the top and turn It back. Fasten tie
securely around the doubled-over
tall. Put the label
Inside transparent
bags;
use self-adhesive
label on
outside of opaque
ones.
Air-tight wrapping
calls for "drugstore"
wrap
Cut
the sheet about
one-third
longer than the distance
around the food Bring the ends together
and fold rn
[toward the food) at least twice to seal out air. Crease
ends close to food, press err from package.
Fold tips
DO NOT USE:
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Bread wrappers
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Non-polyethylene
plastic containers
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Containers
without tight lids
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Waxed paper
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Waxed-coated
freezer wrap
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Thin, semi-permeable
wrap
None of these are totally moisture, air or vapor
proof. The use of these wrappings
could
cause
food odor and taste transfer
and
drying
of frozen food.
Freezing
Fruits-Select
ripe, blemish-free
frui
Be sure they taste as good as they look Wash 2
3 quarts (liters) at a time and dram Fruit that stanI
In water may lose food value and become,
sogc
Sort, peel, trim, pit and slrce as needed.
Pack in rigid wide-mouthed
containers
or 0th
recommended
materrol.
Leave head space to (
low liquids to expand
durtng freezing

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