Freezing fresh food, Frozen food storage, Freezing calendar, Thawing

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Freezing fresh food
In any 24 hour period you can freeze up to 9 kg of
fresh food.
Activate fast freeze by depressing the fast-freeze
button (4) - for more than one second - 24 hours
before you want to freeze your fresh food, the yellow
light (3) illuminates. This time can be shortened,
depending on the quantity of food to be frozen.
After the time has elapsed place the food to be
frozen in the bottom drawer of the freezer as this is
the coldest part.
You should never freeze more than 13 Kg. of
fresh food at anyone time.
Once the food is completely frozen (which could take
up to 24 hours) the fast freeze function can be ended
manually by depressing the button (4) again for more
than one second. The yellow light goes out. If the fast
freeze function is not ended manually, the appliance
electronics switch off the fast freeze function after 48
hours. The yellow light (3) goes out.
Distribute the frozen food packages in the other
compartments, so that the bottom drawer can be
used for a further freezing operation.
Only freeze top quality, fresh and thoroughly cleaned
foodstuffs.
Do not allow fresh food to touch food which is
already frozen.
During the freezing process, ensure that the freezer
door remains closed.
Because freezing is faster with frost free technology,
once food is defrosted, it retains all of its original
texture, vitamins and taste.
Frozen food storage
When you first start the freezer or if the freezer has
been out of use for some time, we advise you to run
your appliance for at least two hours in the Çfast
freezeÈ mode before storing frozen food.
To obtain the best performance from this appliance,
we suggest that all of the internal drawers are
utilized.
Moreover, we strongly recommend that you make
sure that the commercially frozen foodstuffs were
adequately stored by the retailer and, furthermore,
be sure that these frozen foodstuffs are transferred
from the foodstore to the consumer in the shortest
possible time (a temperature increase of the frozen
food could shorten its storage period).
It is also advisable not to exceed the storage period
indicated by the producer of the food.
To ensure the correct functioning of the appliance, no
foodstuffs should be stored directly against the fan
blade.
Finally, do not open the door frequently or leave it
open longer than is absolutely necessary.
In the event of a power failure the
appliance automatically starts again in fast
freeze mode. If the fast freeze function is
not ended manually, the appliance
electronics switch off the fast freeze
function after 5 hours. The yellow light (3)
goes out.
Important
Do not put carbonated liquids, (fizzy drinks
etc.), in the freezer compartment.
Ice lollies, if consumed immediately after
removal from the freezer, can possibly result in
a low temperature skin burn.
Do not remove items from the freezer if your
hands are damp/wet, as this could cause skin
abrasions or "frost/freezer burns".
If there is a power failure during the storage of
frozen food, do not open the door during the
whole time of the power failure. If the freezer is
fully loaded, the frozen food will not be
affected if the power cut is of short duration;
otherwise, it is recommended to consume the
food within a very short time.
Freezing calendar
The symbols on the drawers show different types of
frozen goods.
The numbers indicate storage times in months for
the appropriate types of frozen goods. Whether the
upper or lower value of the indicated storage time is
valid depends on the quality of the foods and pre-
treating before freezing.
Thawing
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.