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Storing Frozen Food; Vacation And Moving Care - Whirlpool ETl8CK Use And Care Manual

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STORING FROZEN FOOD
The freezer section IS deslgned
for storage of com-
merclally
frozen foods and for freezing
foods at
Tome
Packaging
-The
secret of successful
freezlng
IS
n the pockoglng.
The wrap you use must be air.
nolsture and vapor
proof. The way you close and
;eal the package
must not allow
olr, moisture
or
/apors In or out
Rigid polyethylene
(plastic)
containers
with tight-
ltting
IIds. straight-sided
canning
freezing
jars.
ieavy-duty
aluminum foil. plastic-coated
paper and
Ion-permeable
plastic
wraps (suci? as Saran) are
ecommended
Note Heat-sealed
boiling bags are
3asy to use and can be used by themselves
or as
carton liners
IMPORTANT: Do not expect your freezer to qulck-
breeze any large quantlty
of food. leave enough
space for alr to circulate
around packages.
Be
careful to leave enough room at the front so the
door can close tightly.
Ice Cream.
Store in the freezer Once the pack-
Jge IS opened,
place
a piece
of aluminum
foil or
&xed
paper
smoothly
agolnst
the Ice cream
sur-
'ace This will prevent ice crystals from formlng
Packaged
Frozen Food
.Store on freezer dot
shelf or In the freezer If you plan to store It fqr a IOn<
time, re-wrap
It with aluminum
foil or plastic wrap.
Frozen Meats
The followlng
hints WIII heIF
keep the quality
in your frozen meats
I. Freeze meat while fresh and In top condltlon
2. Use only recommended
wrapping
materlois
3. Prepare
the meat for freezing
before
wrap
ping It Trim off excess fat and remove bone
when practcal
Meat
should
not be salteC
because
salt shortens freezer life
4. Wrap
tightly,
pressing
out as much
air o
possible
5. Label and date It
6. Refreezing thawed
meat IS not recommendec
Frozen Soups,
Juices
Store on freezer dot
shelf or In the freezer
STORAGE CHART FOR FROZEN FOOD
Storage times given in this chart are Only a
guide. For best use of freezer space, keep fro-
zen foods for short times. Use, then replace
as
needed.
Bread
..........................
2months
Cooked
Dishes
...............
2-3 months
Fish and Seafoods
Fresh .........................
6months
Commercially
Frozen
......
l-3 months
Fruits ...........................
6months
IceCream
.......................
1 month
Concentrated
Juice
..........
4-6 months
fvteats
Bacon
................
Less than1 month
Pork roasts, chops
..........
3-4 months
Sausage
....................
l-2 months
Beef, veal, lamb
roasts
.......
6 months
Ground
meat
................
l-2 months
Poultry
.....................
3-4 months
Vegetables
....................
6months
'Courtesy of National Livestock and Meat Board ant
USD.A
Vacation and moving care
Short vacations.
. .
No need to shut off the refrigerator
If you WI/I be
away
for less than four weeks
Use up perishables,
freeze other Items If your refrigerator
IS equipped
with an automatic
ice maker, 1) turn It off, 2) shut off
the water supply to the Ice maker, 3) empty the ice
bin
Long vacations.
. .
Remove all the food If you ore going for o month
or more. If your refrigerator
IS equipped
with on
automatic
ice maker, turn off the water supply to
10
the Ice maker at least a day ahead
When the last
load of Ice drops, turn off the ice maker
Unplug
the refrigerator
and clean
it rinse well
and dry Tape rubDer or wood blocks to both doors
keeping
them open far enough
for air to get In
Thts WIII keep odor and mold from building
up
Tape the blocks out of a child's reach...do
not allow children
near the refrigerator
when
the doors are blocked
open.
To restart refrigerator, see "Using Your Refrigerator"

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