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Storing
Food & Saving Energy
ideas
for storing
foods
Fresh
food
storage
,
Keep the fresh food compartment
between
34
° F and 40 ° F with an optimum
temperature
of 37'; R
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Avoid overcrowding
the refrigerator
shelves,
which reduces
air circulation
and causes
uneven cooling.
Fruits
and
vegetables
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Store fruits and vegetables
in crisper
drawers,
where trapped
moisture
helps
preserve
food quality for longer time periods.
Meat
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Wrap raw meat and poultry securely
so
leakage and contamination
of other foods or
surfaces
does not occur.
Use the meat keeper drawer
for short-term
storage. Any meat to be kept longer than two
days should be frozen.
Frozen
food
storage
Keep the freezer compartment
at 0° F or
lower.
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A freezer
operates
most efficiently
when it is
at least 2/3full.
Packaging
foods
for
freezing
,
To minimize
food 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.
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Do not refreeze
meat that has completely
thawed.
Loading
the
freezer
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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
packages,
so cold
air can circulate
freely, allowing food to freeze
as quickly
as possible.
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Avoid storing hard=to-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.
Ideas
for saving
energy
installation
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,
tf 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.
Temperature
settings
Refer to the "Controls" section in this Use &
Care Guide for procedures
on temperature
settings.
Food
storage
Avoid overcrowding
the refrigerator
or
blocking 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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