FREEZER COMPARTMENT

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FREEZER COMPARTMENT
SETTING
The temperature in this compartment can be freely 
adjusted between –15
°
C and –24
°
C.
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 
(D).
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
°
C.
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 
hours
.
3. Place food to be frozen in the appropriate 
compartment.
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 
temperature.
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 
quality.
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 
removing food.
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 
before re-freezing.
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.
Thawing Food
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.
Important
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 
used up.
Breads & cake: Can be re-frozen without danger.
Shellfish: Should be refrigerated and used up 
quickly.
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 
cooked dish.