DEFROSTING

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The freezer compartment will become progressively
covered with frost. This should be removed with the
special plastic scraper provided, whenever the
thickness of the frost exceeds 1/4".
During this operation it is not necessary to switch off
the power supply or to remove the foodstuffs.
However, when the ice becomes very thick on the
inner liner, complete defrosting should be carried out
and it is advisable to carry out this operation when the
appliance is empty.
To carry out complete defrosting proceed as follows:
1. Remove any stored food, wrap it in several layers
of newspaper and put it in a cool place.
2. Turn the thermostat control knob 
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to the «
q
»
setting.
3. Leave the door open and insert the plastic scraper
in the special location to act as an extension
channel; pull out the drawer to collect the defrost
water (see Fig.).
4. When defrosting is completed, dry the interior
thoroughly.
Keep the scraper for future use.
Turn the thermostat control knob to a medium setting
(-18°C) and, after letting the appliance run for at least
two hours in the «fast freeze» mode, replace the
previously removed food into the compartments.
Important
A temperature rise of the frozen food packs
during defrosting may shorten their storage life.
Never use sharp metal tools to scrape off frost
from the evaporator as you could damage the
appliance beyond repair.
Important
In the event of a power failure causing the
temperature within your freezer to rise, 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 & Cakes: 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.
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DEFROSTING