Department of Home Economics
Along with the rapid increase in the use of home freezers, there has been a demand for additional knowledge regarding how to use them for maximum efficiency. One of the most common questions asked is, "What type of wrapping materials should I use when freezing and storing meat in home freezer units?" This is only one of the factors which affect the efficient use of home freezer units. Such items as cost of operation, type of wrapping materials used, rate and capacity of freezing, size and construction of unit, and the quality retained in the frozen product are a few of the most important. Their relative importance will depend largely upon the circumstances that exist in each home.
To answer some of these questions a study was made of the comparative efficiency of wrapping materials, home freezer units,· and a commercial locker plant.
meat preservation, freezing meat, freezing quality meat, freezer temperature storage
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Pierce, E. A.; DeLong, H. H.; and Dynes, J. R., "Freezing and Storing Meat for Quality and Economy" (1951). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 408.