The Freezer, Frozen Food Storage, Thawing, To Make Ice Cubes

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The Freezer
Freezing fresh food
The 4-star compartment (           ) is suitable for long
term storage of commercially frozen food (i.e. for 3
months, unless otherwise  stated by the
manufacturer), and for freezing fresh food.
Under normal circumstances, to freeze fresh foods it
is not necessary to change the setting of the
thermostat knob with respect to the normal running
position.
However, for a quicker freezing operation, turn the
thermostat knob to the coldest setting; but remember
that, in this condition, the refrigerating compartment
temperature might drop below 0°C. If this occurs
reset thermostat knob to a warmer setting.
To help you make the most of the freezing
process, here are some important hints:
Place the food to be frozen on the shelf.
The maximum quantity of food which can be frozen in
24 hrs. is shown on the rating plate.
Only freeze top quality, fresh and thoroughly cleaned,
foodsuffs.
Prepare the fresh food in small portions to enable it to
be rapidly and completely frozen and to make it
possible subsequently to thaw only the quantity
required at the time.
Wrap up the food in aluminium foil or polythene and
make sure that the packages are airtight.
It is advisable to show on the single food packet the
freezing-in date to enable you to keep tap of the
storage time.
Do not allow fresh, unfrozen food to touch food which
is already frozen, thus avoiding a rise in temperature of
the latter. 
Frozen Food Storage
When first starting the freezer or if the freezer has
been out of use for some time, we advise you to run
your appliance for at least 2 hours before storing
frozen food.
Do not exceed the storage period indicated by the
manufacturer.
Do not open the door frequently or leave it open
longer than is necessary.
Important
Do not put carbonated liquids in the freezer.
Ice lollies, if consumed immediately after removal
from the freezer can cause a low temperature skin
burn.
In the event of a power cut the food in the freezer
will not be affected if the power cut is short and
the freezer is full. Do not open the door. Should
the food begin to thaw it must be consumed
quickly and must not be re-frozen. (See Hints and
Tips)
Do not remove items from the freezer if your
hands are damp/wet, as this could cause skin
abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
Thawing
Deep frozen or frozen food, prior to being used,
can be thawed in the fridge or at room temperature,
depending on the time available. Small food items
may even be cooked from frozen, in this case
cooking will take longer.
Any frozen food which is allowed to thaw
accidentally should either be eaten as soon as
possible, or thrown away. Alternatively, if the food is
uncooked and has not been completely defrosted
it can be cooked and then refrozen.
Defrosted cooked food must never be
refrozen.
To Make Ice Cubes
1. Fill the ice cube tray 
¾
full with cold water, place
in the freezing compartment and leave to freeze.
2. To remove the cubes twist the tray or hold it
under running water for a few seconds.
Never try to free an ice tray that is frozen to
the freezer compartment by using pointed
or sharp edged objects.