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Food Storage Guide - Whirlpool Top-Mount Refrigerator Use & Care Manual

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OOD
TORAGE
There is a correct way to package and store
refrigerated or frozen food. To keep food
fresher, longer, take the time to study these
recommended steps.
S
TORING FRESH FOOD
Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and
moisture-proof material unless otherwise noted. This
prevents food odor and taste transfer throughout the
refrigerator. For dated products, check code date to
ensure freshness.
Butter or margarine
Keep opened butter in covered dish or closed
compartment. When storing an extra supply, wrap in
freezer packaging and freeze.
Cheese
Store in the original wrapping until you are ready to
use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly in plastic wrap
or aluminum foil.
Milk
Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place milk on
interior shelf.
Eggs
Store in original carton on interior shelf.
Fruit
Wash, let dry, and store in refrigerator in plastic bags
or crisper. Do not wash or hull berries until they are
ready to use. Sort and keep berries in original
container in a crisper, or store in a loosely closed
paper bag on a refrigerator shelf.
Leafy vegetables
Remove store wrapping and trim or tear off bruised
and discolored areas. Wash in cold water and drain.
Place in plastic bag or plastic container and store in
crisper.
G
UIDE
Vegetables with skins
(carrots, peppers)
Place in plastic bags, or plastic container and store
in crisper
Fish
Use fresh fish and shellfish the same day as
purchased.
Meat
Store most meat in original wrapping as long as it
is airtight and moisture-proof. Rewrap if necessary.
See the following for storage times. When storing
meat longer than the times given, freeze the meat.
Chicken ........................................................1-2 days
Bacon ............................................................5-7 days
Ground beef ..................................................1-2 days
Cold cuts ......................................................3-5 days
Steaks/roasts ................................................3-5 days
Variety meats ................................................1-2 days
Cured meats................................................7-10 days
Leftovers
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Plastic containers with tight lids can also be used.
Stay fresh
Keep your refrigerator smelling fresh with an open
box of baking soda.
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