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Food Storage Guide; Storing Fresh Food - Whirlpool ET20AK Use & Care Manual

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Food storage guide
STORING
FRESH FOOD
There
is a right
way
to package
and
store
refrigerated
or frozen foods. To keep foods fresher
longer, ta ke the time to study these recommended
steps.
Fresh Poultry...Wrap
in plastic
wrap. The plastic
leafy
Vegetables...Remove
store wrapping
on poultry, as purchased,
may be used for storage.
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
Cold, moist
STORAGE CHART FOR FRESH AND CURED MEAT*
air helps keep leaty vegetables
fresh and crisp
Vegetables
with Skins (carrots, peppers)...Store
Wpe
Approxlmate
Time
in crisper, plastic
bags or plastic
container.
(days1
Fruit...Wash,
let dry and store in relrigerator
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 crisper,
or store in a
loosely
closed
paper
bag on a refrigerator
shelf
Variety Meats .......................
1 to 2
Chicken
............................
1 to 2
Ground Beet ........................
1 to 2
Steaks and Roasts ..................
3 to 5
Cured Meats ........................
7 to 10
Bacon
..............................
5 to 7
Cold Cuts ...........................
3 to 5
'If meat is to be stored longer than the times given,
follow the directions for freezing.
carton
or use the Utility Bin that came
with your
refrigerator.
Milk...Wipe
milk cartons.
For best storage, place
Meat*...Meat
is perishable
and expensive
.you
milk on interior shelf.
won't want to Waste an ounce of it through
careless
Beverages...Wipe
bottles and cans. Store on a
handling.
The following
list and
chart
give
you
door shelf or inside the refrigerator.
packaging
hints and time limits. Store meat in the
Bulter...Keep
opened
butter in covered
dish or
meat drawer.
in the Butter Compartment.
When storing an extra
Fresh, prepackaged
Meat.
Store fresh meat in
supply, wrap
in freezer packaging
and freeze.
the store wrapping.
Vacuum
packaged
meat can
Cheese...Store
in the original
wrapping
until
be frozen for as long as one month if the seal IS not
you are ready
to use it. Once
opened,
re-wrap
broken.
If you want to keep
it frozen
longer,
you
tightly
in plastic
wrap or aluminum
foil
should
wrap
it with special
freezer
wrapping
Condiments...Store
small
jars
and
bottles
material.
[catsup,
mustard,
jelly, olives] on the door shelves
Fresh Meat,
Not Prepackaged.
Remove
the
where they are in easy reach.
marketwrapping
paper
and re-wrap
in aluminum
Lefiovers...Cover
leftovers
with plastic
wrap
or
foil for storing
it unfrozen.
aluminum
foil to keep
food from drying
out and
Cooked
Meat. Wrap or cover cooked
meat with
transferring
food odors. Plastic containers
with tight
plastic
wrap or aluminum
foil. Store immediately
lids are fine. too.
Cured
or Smoked
Meat
and Cold
Cuts. Ham,
bacon,
sausage,
cold cuts, etc., keep best in origi-
nal wrappings.
Once
opened,
tightly
re-wrap
in
plastic
wrap or aluminum
foil.
Canned
Ham.
Store in refrigerator
unless the
label
says it's okay
to store on the shelf. Do not
freeze
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish
should
be used the
same
day as purchased.
Eggs...Store
without
washing
in the original

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