The Refrigerator, Storage Shelves, The Freezer, Frozen Food Storage

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The Refrigerator
Below is the recommended storage positions for various
food types:
1. Ready-cooked foods, fresh meat, cold cuts.
2. Milk, dairy products.
3. Fruits, vegetables, salads.
4. Cheese, butter.
5. Eggs.
6. Yoghurt, sour cream.
7. Small bottles, drinks.
8. Large bottles, drinks.
Storage Shelves
The shelves in the refrigerator compartment are
adjustable to allow for the storage of large items.
To re-arrange the shelves, open the door to 90°.
Storage
Do not cover the shelves with paper or trays etc. as
this will affect the air circulation within the refrigerator
compartment.
Do not put hot food products in the refrigerator, allow
hot foods to reach room temperature naturally before
placing in the refrigerator.
Cover foods, or place in closed dishes before plac-
ing them in the refrigerator, this prevents any transfer-
ence of food smells.
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 ther-
mostat 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 sub-
sequently 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 freez-
ing-in date to enable you to keep track 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 appli-
ance for at least 2 hours before storing frozen food.
Do not exceed the storage period indicated by the manu-
facturer.
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 freez-
er 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)