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Food Storage Guide; Storing Fresh Food - Whirlpool ETl8CK Use And Care Manual

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Food storage guide
STORING FRESH FOOD
There IS a rtght way to package
and store refrlg-
erated or frorer foods To keep foods fresher, longer,
take the ttme to study these recommended
steps.
leafy Vegetables
Remove store wrapplng
Trim
or tear off bru'sed and discolored
areas
Wash tn
cool water droll
and store in crrsper Cold, moist air
helps keep
leaty vegetables
fresh and crtsp
Vegetables
with Skins
[carrots, peppers]
Store
In crisper, plastic bags or plastic container
Fruits
Wasi- ret dry and store in refrigerator
ir
plasttc bags or crisper
Do not wash or hull berries
dnttl they are regdy to use Sort and keep berries in
thetr store contcrner
In a crisper, or store
in
a loosely
closed paper
t' ICJ on a refrigerator
shelf
Meat
Mt2t
IS perishable
and expensrve
you
won't want to u aste an ounce of It through careless
hanallng
The fc 4owing list and chart give you pack-
aging
hints anr: time limits Store meat in the meat
pan.
Fresh, Prepackaged
Meat.
Store fresh meat In
the store wrapL lng Vacuum
packaged
meat con
be frozen for a: long as one month if the seal IS not
broken
if 'vou Nant to keep
It frozen longer,
you
shoula wrap it v. th special freezer wrapptng
material
Fresh Meat, Not Prepackaged.
Remove
the
market
wrappI'jg
paper
and
re-wrap
loosely
In
waxed paper
CI' alu,ntnum
fool for storrng it unfrozen
Cooked Meat.
Wrap or cover cooked
meat with
waxed
paper,
rlastic
wrap or aluminum
foil Store
~mmed~otely
Cured or Smoked Meat and Cold Cuts.
Harr
bacon,
sausage,
cold cuts, etc , keep best In orlgi
nal wrappings
Once
opened,
tightly
re-wrap
II
plastrc wrap or aluminum
foil.
Canned
Ham.
Store In refrigerator
unless the Ic
bet says It's okay to store on the shelf Do not freeze
Fresh Poultry
Loosely wrap in waxed
paper
c
plastic
wrap
The plostlc
wrap on poultry. as pur
chased,
may be used for storage
STORAGE CHAHT FOR FRESH ARD CUt?iW MEAT'
rVPe
Approxlmake
The
&WQ
Variety Meats
. . . . . _ . . . . . . . . . . , . . 1 to2
Chicken
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . , , . . . . 1 to2
GroundBeef
,,......,.
I . . . . . . ~ . . . . (to2
Steaks and Roasts . . . . . . . , . . , . . . . . 3 to5
CuredMeats
,....,........,......
71010
Bacon .,,,.............,..........
Staf
Cold Cuts , . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . 3 to5
*If meat is to be stored longer than the times given,
follow the directions
for freezing.
NOTE:
Fresh fish and shellftsh should be used tht
same day as purchased
Eggs
Store without washing
In the original
car
ton or use the Utlltty
Bin that
come
wtth you
refrigerator
Milk
Wipe n4k cartons
For best storage,
plac
milk or; lntertor shelf
Beverages.
Wrpe bottles
and cans. Store on (
aoor shelf or Inside the refrigerator
Butter
Keep opened
butter in covered
dish or
iI
the Butrer Comportment
When storing an extra suy=
ply, wrap in freezer packagtng
and freeze
Cheese
Store in the original
wrapping
unt
you are ready
to use it. Once
opened,
re-wq
tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum
foil.
Condlmentt
Store small jars and bottles [cat
sup, mustard, jelly, olives) on the door shelves whert
they are In easy reach
leftovers
Cover
leftovers
with plastic
wrap
c
aluminum
foil to keep
food
from drying
out ant
transferring
food odors Plastic containers
with tlgt
lids are fine, too

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