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Food Storage Guide; Storing Fresh Food - Whirlpool ETl8XK Use & Care Manual

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Food storage guide
STORING FRESH FOOD
Cured
or Smoked
Meat
and Cold
Cuts. Ham
bacon,
sausage,
cold cuts, etc., keep best In origl
nal wrapplngs.
Once
opened,
tightly
re-wrap
ir
plastic wrap or aluminum
foil.
Canned
Ham. Store In refrigerator
unless the la
bel says it's okay to store on the shelf Do not freeze.
Fresh Pouttry.
.Loosely wrap In waxed
paper
o
plastic
wrap.
The plastic
wrap
on poultry, as pur
chased,
may be used for storage
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.
Trim
or tear off bruised and discolored
areas
Wash in
cool water, drain and store in cnsper Cold, moist air
helps keep
leafy vegetables
fresh and crisp
Vegetables
with Skins [carrots, peppers)..
Store
in crisper, plastic bags or plastic container.
STORAGE CHART FOR FRESH.AND CURED MEAT*
Ww
Approximate
lime
Variety
Meats
(days)
, +o 2
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chlcken
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to2
Ground
Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Steaks and Roasts
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 5
Cured
Meats
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 to 10
Bacon
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5to7
Cold Cuts
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to5
*If meat is to be stored longer than the times given.
follow thedirections
for freezing.
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish should be used th6
I-
Fruits ,, Wash, let dry and store in refrigerator
in same day as
purchased
plastic
bags o( cslsper. 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.
Eggs
.Store without washing
In the original
car
ton or use the Utility
Bin that
came
with
SOL
refriaerator.
Meat-
Milk. .Wlpe milk cartons
For best storage.
plac
Meat is perlshable
and expenslve
.yOu
milk on Interior shelf
won't want to waste an ounce of it through careless
handling
The following
list and chart give you pack-
Beverages
Wipe bottles
and cans
Store on 1
aging
hints and time Ilmits. Store meat in the meat
door shelf or Inside the refrigerator.
Butter,,
Keep opened
butter tn covered
dish or I
pan
Fresh, Prepackaged
Meat.
Store fresh meat In
the Butter Compartment.
When storing an
extra
SUF
the store wrapptng.
Vacuum
packaged
meat can
ply, wrap In freezer packaging
and freeze.
be frozen for as long as one month If the seal IS not
Cheese
.Store In the original
wrapplng
Unt
you are ready
to use it. Once
opened.
re-wrq
broken
If YOU Want
to keep
It frozen
longer.
YOU tightly
in plastic
wrap
or aluminum
foil,
should wrap It with special freezer wrapping
material.
Fresh
Meat,
Not Prepackaged.
Remove
the
Condlments
.Store small jars and bottles (ca
sup, mustard, jelly. olives] on the door shelves wher
market
wrapplng
paper
and re-wrap
loosely
in they are in easy reach
waxed paper
or aluminum
foil for storing It unfrozen
Cooked
Meat. Wrap or cover cooked
meat with
leftovers
.Cover
leftovers
with plastic
wrap
c
waxed
paper.
plastic
wrap or aluminum
foil Store
aluminum
foil to keep
food from drying
out ant
t
immediately.
ransferring
food odors. Plastic containers
with tigb
II& are fine, too.

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