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Old 01-02-2010, 01:58 PM   #1
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Freezer Storage times?

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"FREEZER STORAGE TIMES

Recommended maximum storage times for foods sealed and/or wrapped well
then frozen and held at 0 degrees F:


Bacon, Hot Dogs 1/2 to 1 months"

doesnt this seem a bit off ? its good for that long sealed and in the fridge ..

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Old 01-02-2010, 02:04 PM   #2
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Hey Sear, welcome aboard, I've moved this to its own thread so you can get more response.
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:49 PM   #3
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i know this post is 5 years old now ... but


"FREEZER STORAGE TIMES

Recommended maximum storage times for foods sealed and/or wrapped well
then frozen and held at 0 degrees F:


Bacon, Hot Dogs 1/2 to 1 months"

doesnt this seem a bit off ? its good for that long sealed and in the fridge ..
In the freezer. I would and do leave bacon and hot dogs in the freezer for a lot longer than that. The bacon is in it's original package, vacuum sealed. With cooked bacon, it doesn't last too long but I would not hesitate to leave it in for a couple of months.

I buy my favorite hot dogs in a 5 pound bag and individually wrap them in plastic and put them into a plastic freezer bag. They will be remain perfect for many months.

In general, my opinion is that recommended freezer times are a lot shorter than I'm comfortable with.

It's really a matter of texture and taste rather than spoilage.
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:04 PM   #4
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It does seem like an amazingly short time - but according to the food experts "Frozen, cured meats lose quality rapidly; use as soon as possible." (ref: Refrigerator/Freezer Approximate Storage Times)

I'm like Andy - I have stored bacon and hot dogs longer than that (about 6 months) without any noticeable loss of quality. But, longer than 6 months and I do begin to notice changes.
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:45 PM   #5
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we usually buy bacon when its on sale ... and put in the freezer, im sure it doesnt sit there longer than 6 months
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I love catching bacon on sale, but I BAKE it and then place in zip-seal vacuum bags and freeze. Lasts a long time and very easy to reheat for a few seconds in the microwave when a few strips are needed.
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I love catching bacon on sale, but I BAKE it and then place in zip-seal vacuum bags and freeze. Lasts a long time and very easy to reheat for a few seconds in the microwave when a few strips are needed.

I freeze bacon both raw and cooked. I buy four pounds at a time at Costco. I usually cook two pounds at a time in the oven then roll the cooked bacon up in a long strip of paper towel and put that into a plastic freezer bag. Works great.

The cooked stuff does't last long as both my grandson and I love our bacon and waffles in the morning.
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I freeze bacon both raw and cooked. I buy four pounds at a time at Costco. I usually cook two pounds at a time in the oven then roll the cooked bacon up in a long strip of paper towel and put that into a plastic freezer bag. Works great.

The cooked stuff does't last long as both my grandson and I love our bacon and waffles in the morning.

Does the cooked bacon stick to the paper towel in the freezer?
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Does the cooked bacon stick to the paper towel in the freezer?
Not at all. I take the cooked bacon off the half sheet pan and lay it on paper towels until it cools. Then I roll it up and freeze it.

When I unroll it, I have to flick it off the paper towel as it froze onto the towel but it's not stuck to the point of paper pulling off with the bacon.
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