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Remove all packaging and securing tapes. Wash inside the appliance with lukewarm water and bicarbonate of soda (5m1 to 0.5 litre of water). Do not use soap or detergent as the smell may linger. Dry thoroughly. Insert the plug into the wall socket.
Starting the Appliance
Temperature Control Knob
The thermostat ensures that the required temperature is maintained in the freezer. Adjust the temperature by turning the control knob with a coin that fits the groove. Turning the thermostat control knob towards. Â„SUPERÂ” makes the temperature in the freezer colder, and turning the control knob towards no. 1 makes the temperature warmer. The correct setting can be found by measuring the temperature of the top package in the middle of the freezer. This should not have a temperature warmer than -18Â°C.
continuously, creating a sufficient reserve of the temperature required. Turn the thermostat control knob 6-24 hours before placing new food in the freezer, depending on how much food is to be frozen. Place the food in the freezer and leave the thermostat set at Â“SUPER.Â” for about 24 hours more. Then turn the thermostat control knob back again. The freezer will return to normal storage temperature. If the thermostat control knob is accidentally left at the coldest setting the freezer will not be damaged, but energy will be wasted.
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 lid frequently or leave it open longer than is necessary.
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. Do not remove items from the freezer if your hands are damp/wet, as this could cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns. 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 lid Should the food begin to thaw it must be consumed quickly and must not be re-frozen. (See Hints and Tips)
Opening/Closing the Lid
The lid is fitted with a tightly closing sealing strip to prevent moisture entering the freezer, increasing the amount of frost formed. When the lid is opened the air inside the freezer becomes slightly warmer and expands. When the lid is closed again the air is cooled immediately. This may lead to the creation of a vacuum which makes it hard to open the lid again immediately. This is quite normal. Wait for a few minutes until the vacuum has subsided and then open gently. Never use excessive force on the handle.
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.
Freezing Fresh Food
It is important that fresh food placed in the freezer is frozen quickly and that the food already in the freezer is heated as little as possible. If more than 3-4kg of food is to be frozen: Turn the thermostat control knob to the coldest setting (Â“SUPER.Â”). The freezer will now run