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Energy Saving Ideas - Kenmore 25369959703 Use & Care Manual

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FOODSTORAGEIDEAS
Fresh
Food Storage
The fresh food compartment should be kept between 34°F
and 40 ° F with an optimum temperature of 37 ° F.
Avoid overcrowding
the refrigerator shelves. This reduces
the circulation of air around the food and results in uneven
cooling.
Fruits
and Vegetables
Storage in the crisper drawers traps moisture to help
preserve the fruit and vegetable quality for longer time
periods.
Meat
Raw meat
and poultry
should
be wrapped
securely
so
leakage
and contamination
of other foods
or surfaces
does
not occur.
Frozen Food Storage
The freezer
compartment
should
be kept at 0 ° F or lower.
A freezer
operates
most efficiently
when
it is at least 2/3
full
Packaging
Foods for Freezing
To minimize
dehydration
and quality
deterioration,
use
aluminum
foil, freezer
wrap,
freezer
bags or airtight
containers.
Force
as much air out of the packages
as
possible
and seal them
tightly.
Trapped
air can cause
food
to dry out, change
color, and develop
an off-flavor
(freezer
burn),
Wrap fresh
meats
and poultry
with
suitable
freezer
wrap
prior to freezing.
Do not refreeze
meat that has completely
thawed.
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the Freezer
Avoid
adding
too much warm
food to the freezer
at one
time. This overloads
the freezer,
slows
the rate of freezing,
and can raise the temperature
of frozen
foods.
Leave
a space
between
the packages,
so cold air can
circulate
freely,
allowing
food to freeze
as quickly
as
possible.
Avoid
storing
hard4o-freeze
foods
such as ice cream
and
orange
juice
on the freezer
door shelves.
These
foods
are
best stored
in the freezer
interior
where
the temperature
varies
less.
ENERGY
SAVING
IDEAS
Locate the refrigerator in the coolest
part of the room, out of direct
sunlight, and away from heating
ducts or registers, Do not place the
refrigerator
next to heat-producing
appliances such as a range, oven,
or dishwasher. If this is not possible,
a section of cabinetry or an added
layer of insulation
between
the two appliances
will help
the refrigerator
operate
more efficiently.
Level the refrigerator
so that the doors
close
tightly.
Refer to this Use & Care Manual
for the suggested
temperature
control
settings.
Periodic
cleaning
of the condenser
will help the
refrigerator
run more efficiently.
See the Care and
Cleaning
Chart.
Do not overcrowd
the refrigerator
or block cold air vents.
Doing so causes
the refrigerator
to run longer
and use
more energy.
Cover
foods
and wipe
containers
dry before
placing
them
in the refrigerator.
This cuts down on moisture
build-up
inside
the unit.
Organize
the refrigerator
to reduce
door openings.
Remove
as many
items as needed
at one time and close
the door
as soon as possible.
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