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Energy Saving Tips - Kenmore 61040 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 odors
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
nil foods unless you're putting it in the storage drawers.
Bread: Refrigeration slows molding. But bread still 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 dghdy. 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
tightly. 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 ...............................
1-2 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. Q,Vrap 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
supermarket
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 ..................................
1 Month
1uice 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 ..................
3-_ Months
Pork or Veal
_
8-9 Months
Poultry ............................
'......
4-_ Months
Poultry Giblets .............................
33Months
Vegetables .....................
• ...........
12_,donths
Energy Saving Tips
Ways to Save Power, Save Money, and St|[i_,enjoy
your Kenmore.
l,
Close thedooras soon asyou can.Make sure th¢ door is
fully shut a]'tc_reach use, so cold air doesn't escaI:_:t
2.
Keep the condenser coils clean. Your Kenmore's _otor
works harder when coils axe dusty. Clean the coils iit 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.
4.
Don't put hot foods in the refrigerator.
5.
Don't allow more the 'A" of frost to build up in the
frozen food storage section.
6,
Reduce door openings, so your cooling system won't have
to run as often.
7.
,
Keep your =gfrigerator
reasonably
level, so the door seals
dghdy. 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
soun:es. A cool and dr-:,place lets your refrigerator work best.

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