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Which storage mode should I use?

 

These times are intended as a guide only. If products have a “best-before” or “use-by” date, always refer to this for storage times. Always check food for signs of spoilage before consumption.

Meat

  Frozen 
(approx. storage time)

(Freezer mode)
Fresh (approx. storage time)
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Beef (roasts, steaks) 6 – 12 months 1 week ** *      
Pork (roasts, steaks) 4 – 8 months 3 – 7 days ** *      
Lamb (chops, roasts) 8 – 12 months 3 – 7 days ** *      
Other meat (eg. Kidneys, Liver etc) 3 – 5 months 3 – 5 days            

Ground meat

  Frozen 
(approx. storage time)

(Freezer mode)
Fresh (approx. storage time)
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Beef hamburger (ground)

3 – 4 months 1 – 2 days ** *      
Pork, Lamb, Veal, Turkey (ground) 3 – 4 months 1 – 2 days ** *      

Processed meat products

  Frozen 
(approx. storage time)

(Freezer mode)
Fresh (approx. storage time)
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Ham (lean)

1 – 2 months

3 – 5 days

** *      
Bacon 1 month 2 – 3 weeks ** *      
Sausage (raw) 1 – 2 months 1 – 7 days ** *      
Sausage (smoked links or patties) 1 – 2 months 1 – 3 days ** *      

Poultry

  Frozen 
(approx. storage time)

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Fresh (approx. storage time)
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Chicken or Turkey (pieces)

4 – 6 months

2 – 5 days

** *      
Chicken or Turkey (whole) 8 – 12 months 2 – 7 days * *      
Goose or Duck 6 months 2 – 5 days ** *      

Fish and shellfish

  Frozen 
(approx. storage time)

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Fresh (approx. storage time)
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Haddock, Cod, Hake, Tuna 3 – 4 months 2 – 7 days ** *      
Oily fish (eg. Salmon, Mackerel) 3 – 6 months 3 – 8 days ** *      
Shellfish (prepared) 6 months 1 – 5 days ** *      
Lobster, Crayfish (cooked) 2 – 3 days 6 months ** *      

Dairy

  Frozen 
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Fresh (approx. storage time)
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Butter

6 months 1–3 months ** *      
Fresh cheeses (eg. ricotta, mozzarella
or cottage)
ns 1–2 weeks          
Cheese, (eg. cheddar) ns 3 months          
Grated cheese (airtight) ns 1–2 weeks ** *      
Moulded cheeses (to ripen) ns 1–4 weeks          
Milk, low fat 1 month 1–2 weeks ** *      
Yogurt ns 1 month          
Ice Cream 2 – 6 months ns ** *        

Eggs

  Frozen 
(approx. storage time)

(Freezer mode)
Fresh (approx. storage time)
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Fresh eggs (in shell)

6 months

2–4 weeks

** *      
Cooked eggs (hard) ns 1 week          

Deli items

  Frozen 
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Store brought salads (eg. pasta, tuna, chicken, ham, egg)

ns

1 – 5 days          
Lunch meats (thinly sliced) 1–2 months 2 – 4 days ** *      
Pre-prepared convenience meals 1–2 months 2 – 4 days ** *      

Cooked foods and leftovers

  Frozen 
(approx. storage time)

(Freezer mode)
Fresh (approx. storage time)
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Leftovers – reheat until steaming before consuming

 

ns 

1–2 months

1–2 months

1 – 2 days

2 – 4 days

2 – 4 days

         
Cooked meat and meat dishes      ** *      
Pies (meat and fruit)      ** *      

Other

  Frozen 
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Fresh (approx. storage time)
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Bread

2 months

2 – 7 days

** *      
Baked goods 3 months 2 – 7 days ** *      
Vegetables (blanched) 6 months ns ** *        
Fruit (dry or in syrup) 12 months ns ** *        
Oil (salad and cooking)          
Beverages (general)          
Alcoholic beverages (to be chilled)          
Wine          

**    Longer term frozen storage

  *    Shorter term frozen storage

    Fresh storage

ns    Not suitable

Fresh Vegetables

Fresh vegetables Approximate storage time
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Artichokes 1 – 2 weeks          
Asparagus 2 – 3 weeks          
Avocado 2 – 4 weeks          
Beans (snap, green) 7 – 10 days          
Bean Sprouts 7 – 10 days          
Beets (topped) Up to 4 months          
Belgian endive 2 – 4 weeks          
Bok Choy 3 weeks          
Broccoli 1 – 2 weeks          
Brussel sprouts 3 – 5 weeks            
Cabbage 1 – 2 months          
Carrots (topped) 1 – 3 months          
Cauliflower  3 – 4 weeks          
Celery 1 – 2 months          
Chard 1 – 2 weeks          
Corn (sweet and baby)  1 week          
Cucumber 1 – 2 weeks          
Daikon Up to 4 months          
Eggplant (aubergine) 1 – 2 weeks          
Garlic 6 months          
Ginger 6 months          
Herbs 1 – 2 weeks          
Horseradish 10 – 12 months          
Leafy greens, general 1 – 2 weeks          
Leek 1 – 2 months          
Lettuce 2 – 3 weeks          
Mushrooms 1 – 2 weeks          
Okra 7 – 10 days          
Onion Up to 6 months          
Parsnips 1 – 3 months          
Peas (in pods) 1 – 2 weeks          
Peppers 2 – 3 weeks          
Potato 2 – 7 months          
Pumpkin (uncut) 1 – 3 months          
Radicchio 4 – 8 weeks          
Radish 1 – 2 months          
Rhubarb 2 – 4 weeks          
Rutabaga 4 – 6 months          
Shallot 1 – 2 weeks          
Spinach 1 – 2 weeks          
Squash (summer) 1 – 2 weeks          
Sweet potato or yam 2 – 7 months          
Taro Up to 4 months          
Turnip 2 – 5 months          
Watercress 2 – 3 weeks          
Select VEGETABLE humidity setting for storage bin (refer to 'Fridge Mode').

 

Fresh Fruit

Fresh fruit Approximate storage time
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Apples 1 – 3 months           
Apricots 1 – 2 weeks          
Bananas 1 – 4 weeks          
Berries 3 – 18 days          
Cherries (sweet) 2 – 4 weeks          
Cranberries 2 – 4 months          
Dates Up to 6 months          
Feijoa 2 – 3 weeks          
Fig, fresh 7 – 10 days          
Gooseberry 3 – 4 weeks          
Grapes 1 – 4 weeks          
Guavas 2 – 3 weeks          
Lemons 1 – 6 weeks          
Limes 1 – 6 weeks          
Mandarins 1 – 6 weeks          
Mangos 2 – 4 weeks          
Melons 2 – 4 weeks          
Nashi (Asian pear) 1 – 3 months          
Nectarines 2 – 4 weeks          
Oranges 1 – 6 weeks          
Olives, fresh 4 – 6 weeks          
Papayas 1 – 3 weeks          
Passionfruit 3 – 4 weeks          
Peaches 2 – 4 weeks          
Pears 1 – 3 months          
Persimmons 1 – 3 months          
Pineapples 2 – 4 weeks          
Plums and prunes 2 – 5 weeks          
Pomegranates 2 – 3 months          
Tomatoes 1 – 5 weeks          
Watermelon 2 – 3 weeks          
Quince 2 – 3 months          
Select FRUIT humidity setting for storage bin (refer to 'Fridge Mode').
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