The temperature in this compartment can be freely
adjusted between –15
C and –24
The setting is adjusted in the same way as for the
refrigerator compartment, but using button (E).
The temperature setting is then shown by indicator
The indicator starts at –15
C and progressively
goes down to –24
C, i.e. the temperature setting
gets colder and colder.
Here too, if the button is held in, the indicator will
start cycling again from –15
Semi-automatic fast freezing
To freeze fresh food when the freezer is already in
use with food inside it, proceed as follows:
Press button (F) for at least 5 seconds; freezer
temperature indicator (D) will show the letters SU
to indicate that this function is active.
Place the food to be frozen in one of the drawers,
preferably an empty drawer to avoid raising the
temperature of already frozen food.
For items weighing up to 3 kg, press button (F) for
at least 5 seconds and at the same time place food in
the top drawer.
For items weighing between 3 and 9 kg, press button
(F) for at least 5 seconds 3 hours before placing food
in the bottom drawer.
For items weighing between 9 and 11 kg, press
button (F) for at least 5 seconds 5 hours before
placing food in the top and bottom drawers.
The fast freeze function stays active for 27 hours
and is then automatically switched off, returning
the freezer to its previous setting.
Fast freeze can be switched off at any time by
pressing button (F) for a further 5 seconds.
To freeze fresh food immediately after installing
and switching on the appliance, or after having
cleaned it, proceed as follows:
1. Press button (F) for at least 5 seconds to activate
the fast freeze function.
2. Allow the appliance to run empty for at least 6
3. Place food to be frozen in the appropriate
Storing ready-frozen food
Packs of ready-frozen food may be placed in any of
the drawers according to the space available. You
are strongly advised to place ready-frozen food in
the freezer compartment as quickly as possible
after purchase, so as to limit any rise in
It is also advisable to check that external packaging
is intact: swollen packs or traces of re-frozen water
droplets on the pack are a sure sign that the product
has not always been kept at a suitably low
temperature and that it may have lost its original
Never exceed the storage times indicated on packs.
Do not open the freezer door too often and do not
leave open longer than necessary for loading or
Never re-freeze partially thawed food. Food which
has accidentally thawed must be checked for smell,
taste and colour and, if these seem normal, must be
consumed within 24 hours or thoroughly cooked
A special card is located in the holder on the inner
door of the freezer compartment. At the top, there
are pictures of animals and various types of food,
followed by a ﬁgure. These ﬁgures indicate the
maximum storage time, from the date on which the
food was frozen.
Details of food being stored, can also be written in
pencil on the lower part of the card.
Food can be thawed in various ways, depending on
the type of food, pack size and required use:
At room temperature. In the refrigerator
compartment of the appliance. In a convection (fan)
oven. In a microwawe oven. In a steam cooker.
In the event of a power failure and the temperature
within your freezer rising above –6
C, do not re-
freeze the food without checking its condition. The
following guidelines should assist you.
Ice-cream: Once thawed should be discarded.
Fruits & vegetables: If soft should be cooked and
Breads & cake: Can be re-frozen without danger.
Shellﬁsh: Should be refrigerated and used up
Cooked dishes: i.e. casseroles: Should be
refrigerated and used up.
Large pieces of meat: Can be re-frozen providing
there are still ice crystals remaining within them.
Small joints: Should be cooked and can then be re-
frozen as cooked dishes.
Chicken: Should also be cooked and re-frozen as a