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Energy Saving Tips - Kenmore 62042 Owner's Manual

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Food Storage
Times and Tips
Use these storage
times as a guide. Actual Storage times vary,
since food quality always
varies.
For the Refrigerator
Section
Moving air is the best way to cool food, but it can carry o !ors
and dry out food. If not wrapped, most food becomes limp,
stale and unappetizing. To protect food from air, cover it or
place it in a freezer container or bag before refrigerating. Wrap
all foods unless you're putting it in the storage drawers.
Bread: Refrigeration
slows molding. But bread soil gets stale
with time, so use within 3 days.
Dairy
Products:
Keep cartons
closed.
Use milk, cream or
cottage
cheese
within 5 days. Wrap cheese tightly with foil or
plastic wrap. Hard cheese
(cheddar,
etc.) will keep as long as a
month.
Soft cheeses
will keep up to 2 weeks. Wrapped butter
keeps about 2 weeks.
Eggs:
Store unwashed.
Use within
2 weeks.
Fish: Clean. Wrap tightly. Freeze unless you use it the same day
you buy it.
Fruits:
Wash, dry and store in crisper.
Store fruits with strong
aromas (apples,
melons)
in plastic bags. Berries keep up to 3
days, if stored
unwashed,
in a shallow
open bowl.
Meat: Wrap meats loosely (and seal). Wrap smoked meats
dghfly. Use foil or plastic wrap. Store in meat drawer or on
lower shelf. For best results, use within recommended times.
Refrigerator
Storage
Times
No longer
than
Bacon and other Smoked
Meats
................
14 Days
Cold Cuts . . . (Date on Package)
...............
or 3 Days
Ground
Meat ...............................
I-2 Days
Liver and other Organ Meats
..................
1-2 Days
Steaks and Roast (Fresh)
.....................
2-3 Days
Poultry:
Rinse before storing. Wrap loosely in foil or plastic
wrap and seal. (Wrap giblets separately.) Use within 2 days.
Vegetables:
Wash, drain and store in crisper. Or store unwashed
in plastic wrap.
For the Freezer
Section
Food to go to the freezer
needs special
packaging.
Many times
supertanker
wrappings
are not good enough.
Foods must have
a second
wrapping
or be repackaged
if it will be stored longer
than a week or two.
Wrap carefully
and seal. Contact
with air shortens the life of
food. So containers
must be airtight.
Fresh foods that are
already
packaged,
such as bread or poultry,
should be
rewrapped.
Use heavy duty aluminum
foil freezer paper and
tape or special
freezer containers.
Freeze
food only when it is fresh and in top condition.
Do not
refreeze.
Label and date each package.
Use food with the oldest date
First.
When loading the freezer,
allow enough
space at the front to let
the door close completely and seal.
Freezer Storage
Times
2-Door
Refrigerator
No longer
than
Bread .....................................
6 Months
Butter, Margarine
..........................
2-9 Months
Cooked
Dishes
..........
....................
3 Months
Fish (packaged
frozen)
.......................
3 Months
Fruits .....................................
12 Months
Ice Cream
..........
2 .......................
1 Month
Juice Concentrate
...........................
6 Months
Meats-
Bacon, other Smoked
Meats ...................
1 Month
Beef or Lamb
............................
5-6 Months
Ground Meat .............................
2-3 Months
Liver, other "variety Meats
..................
34 Months
Pork or ',real .............................
8-9 Months
Poultry
..................................
4-6 Months
Poultry Giblets
.............................
3 Months
Vegetables
.................................
12 Months
Energy Saving
Tips
Ways
to Save
Power,
Save
Money,
and
Still
enjoy
your
Kenmore.
1.
Close the door as soon as you can. Make sure the door is
fully shut atter each use, so cold air doesn't
escape.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Keep the condenser
coils clean.
Your Kenmore's
motor
works harder when coils are dusty. Clean the coils at least
every 3 months.
They are on the back of your refrigerator.
Allow 3 inches of air space above your Kenmore
so air
circulates
freely.
Adjust the cold control. Try a warmer setting. Your
refrigerator may be colder than needed. Check the
refrigerator temperature with milk. As long as it keeps well,
your refrigerator is cold enough.
Don't
put hot foods in the refrigerator.
Don't
allow more
the tA" of frost
to build
up in the
frozen
food'_slt6rage
section.
Reduce
door
openings,
so your
cooling
system
won't
have
to run as often.
7.
Keep your t_efrigerator
reasonably
level, so the door seals
Oghfly. When the door is closed,
the door gaskets should
touch the refrigerator
all the way around. If not, make your
refrigerator
more level. Use the adjustment
screw under the
refrigerator.
Keep
the refrigerator
away
from
the stove
or other
heat
sources.
A cool
and dry place
lets your refrigerator
work
best.

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