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Food Storage Guide; Storing Fresh Food - Whirlpool ETL8VK Use & Care Manual

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Food storage guide
STORING FRESH FOOD
There
IS a right way
to package
and
store refrlg-
erated
or frozen
foods
To keep
foods
fresher,
longer,
take
the time to study these
recommended
steps
Leafy Vegetables
Remove
store tirapplng
and
trim or tear off bruised
CI~X discolored
areas
Wash IV
cold
water
ar,d drain
Place
In plastic
bag
or plastic
container
and
store
In crisper
Cold,
moist air helps
keep
leafy
vegetables
fresh and crisp
Vegetables
with Skins
(carrots,
peppers]
Store
In crisper,
plastic
bags
or plastic
contaner
Fruits
Wash.
let dry and
store
In refrigerator
ir8
plastic
bags
or crisper
Do not wash
or hull berries
until they are ready
to use Sort and
keep
berries
ir
their store corntolner
In a crisper,
or store lr a loosely
closed
pope'
bag
on a refrigerator
shelf
Meat
Meat
IS perishable
and expensive
you
won't
want
to waste
an ounce
of !t through
careless
handling
The followlng
list and chart
give you pack-
aging
hints and
time
limits
Store meat
in the meat
pan
Fresh, Prepackaged
Meat.
Store fresh
mea!
ir
the store wrapping
Vacuum
packaged
meat
can
be frozen
for as long
as one month
if the seal IS not
broken
If you
want
to keep
It frozen
longer,
you
should
wrap
Nt with special
freezer
wrapping
moterlal
Fresh Meat,
Not Prepackaged.
Remove
the
market
wrapping
paper
and re-wrap
in aluminum
foil
for storing
It unfrozen
Cured
or Smoked
Meat and Cold
Cuts.
Ham,
bacon.
sausage,
cold
cuts, etc , keep
best In orlgl-
nal
wrappings
Once
opened,
tightly
re-wrap
In
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 Poultry
Wrap
In plastic
wrap
The plastic
wrap
on poultry,
as purchased,
may
be used
for
storage
STORAGE CHART FOR FRESH AND CURED MEAT*
rVpe
Approxlmate
Time
Wavsl
Variety
Meats
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Chlcken
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to2
GroundBeef..
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to2
Steaks and Roasts
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 5
CuredMsrrts
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7to10
Bacon
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5to7
Cold Cuts
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 5
'If meat is to be stated longer than the times given,
follow the directions
for freezing.
NOTE:
Fresh fish and
shellfish
should
be used the
same
day as purchased.
Eggs
Store wlthout
washing
In the origlnal
car-
ton
or use
the
Utility
Bin that
came
with
your
refrigerator
Milk
Wipe
milk cartons
For best storage.
place
milk on interior
shelf
Beverages
Wipe
bottles
and
cans
Store
on a
door
shelf or inside
the refrigerator
Butter
Keep
opened
butter
in covered
dash or In
the Butter Compartment
When
storing
an extra
sup-
ply, wrap
In freezer
pockagIng
and freeze
Cheese
Store
In the
original
wrapplng
until
you
are
ready
to use it Once
opened,
re-wrap
tightly
In plastic
wrap
or aluminum
foil
Condiments
Store small
jars and
bottles
(cat-
sup, mustard,
jelly, olives)
on the door
shelves
where
they are in easy reach
leftovers
Cover
leftovers
wlt'i
plastic
wrap
or
Cooked
Meat.
Wrap
or cover
cooked
meat
with
plastic
wrap
or alumlntim
foil Store Immedia?ely
alurrinum
foil
to keep
focx2
from
drying
out and
transferring
food
'odors
Plastic
containers
with tight
IIds are fine, too

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