The service manual when downloaded and printed out was clear and easy to read. The manual is complete with the schematic diagram and technical data. I occasionally require a manual and now having registered with this company I shall order from them in the future.
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Food Storage & Energy Saving Ideas
FOOD STORAGE IDEAS
Fresh Food Storage â¢ The fresh food compartment should be kept between 1.1Â° C and 4.4Â° C with an optimum temperature of 2.8Â° C. â¢ Avoid overcrowding the fridge-freezer shelves. This reduces the circulation of air around the food and results in uneven cooling. Fruits and Vegetables â¢ Storage in the crisper drawers traps moisture to help preserve the fruit and vegetable quality for longer time periods. Meat â¢ Raw meat and poultry should be wrapped securely so leakage and contamination of other foods or surfaces does not occur. Frozen Food Storage â¢ The freezer compartment should be kept at 0Â° F or lower. â¢ A freezer operates most efficiently when it is at least 2/3 full. Packaging Foods for Freezing â¢ To minimize dehydration and quality deterioration, use aluminum foil, freezer wrap, freezer bags or airtight containers. Force as much air out of the packages as possible and seal them tightly. Trapped air can cause food to dry out, change color, and develop an off-flavor (freezer burn). â¢ Wrap fresh meats and poultry with suitable freezer wrap prior to freezing. â¢ Do not refreeze meat that has completely thawed. Loading the Freezer â¢ Avoid adding too much warm food to the freezer at one time. This overloads the freezer, slows the rate of freezing, and can raise the temperature of frozen foods. â¢ Leave a space between the packages, so cold air can circulate freely, allowing food to freeze as quickly as possible. â¢ Avoid storing hard-to-freeze foods such as ice cream and orange juice on the freezer door shelves. These foods are best stored in the freezer interior where the temperature varies less.
ENERGY SAVING IDEAS
â¢ Locate the fridge-freezer in the coolest part of the room, out of direct sunlight, and away from heating ducts or registers. Do not place the fridgefreezer next to heat-producing appliances such as a cooker, range, oven, or dishwasher. If this is not possible, a section of cabinetry or an added layer of insulation between the two appliances will help the fridge-freezer operate more efficiently. Level the fridge-freezer so that the doors close tightly. Refer to this Use & Care Manual for the suggested temperature control settings. Do not overcrowd the fridge-freezer or block cold air vents. Doing so causes the fridge-freezer to run longer and use more energy. Cover foods and wipe containers dry before placing them in the fridge-freezer. This cuts down on moisture build-up inside the unit. Organize the fridge-freezer to reduce door openings. Remove as many items as needed at one time and close the door as soon as possible.