• Your freezer should be kept between -18 and -13 degrees Celsius.
• To maintain temperature, do not place warm foods in the freezer. Let them cool first.
• Divide large quantities of foods into smaller containers.
• Separate meats into packages that are 4-7cm (2–3) inches thick.
• To prevent freezer burn use wrapping or plastic bags that are meant for freezer use.
• When freezing bread, place the original package in a freezer bag.
• For casseroles, cooked vegetables, and soups use freezer containers that have a tight seal.
• When wrapping meats use freezer safe plastic wrap and heavy duty aluminum foil or freezer paper.
• The coldest part of the freezer is the rear of the center or lower shelf. This is where you should place meats and leftovers.
• The door storage is best for small items such as frozen vegetables and juices.
• Do not stack packages or containers until they are frozen.
• Label all packages and containers with the content and the date. It’s very easy to forget how long ago you put that meatloaf in the freezer.
• Meats will generally last one to three months in the freezer.
• Casseroles or mixed dishes that contain meat, sauce, vegetables, etc., will last about three months.
• Breads if properly wrapped are god for three to six months.