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How to make ice cubes
To make ice cubes fill the enclosed ice cube tray with water and put it to the frozen food compartment. Wetting the bottom of the tray and setting thermostatic control knob to maximum stage can shorten preparing time. After finishing do not forget to reset the thermostatic control to the suitable stage. Ready ice cubes can be taken out of the tray under running water then twist or hit it.
How to save energy
Avoid putting the appliance in a sunny place and near anything that gives off heat. Be sure that the condenser and the compressor are well ventilated. Do not cover the sections where ventilation is. Wrap products in tightly closing dishes or cling film to avoid building up unnecessary frost. Avoid products put in the freezer compartment to touch foods already frozen. Do not leave the door open longer than necessary and avoid unnecessary openings.
Some useful information and advice
After opening and closing the door of freezer vacuum will rise inside the appliance because of the low temperature. So wait 2-3 minutes after closing the door - if you want to open it again - while inner pressure equalises. Take care of operating the freezer at a position of thermostatic control so that the inside temperature can never go beyond -18 Â°C, since temperature higher than this can deteriorate frozen foods. At the top of the appliance there are two cooling accumulators placed in the freezing tray. It is practical to keep these accumulators in the appliance during use. They are basically for increasing dangerous warming time of the interior of the appliance up to 20 hours in case of current failure or trouble. This time is enough for the stored foods to stand out the period without quality loss while current supply recovers or a serviceman clears the fault. These two cooling accumulators placed in a cooling bag are suitable for giving subsidiary cooling on excursions. It is practical to make sure of faultless operation of the appliance daily so as to notice possible failure in time and prevent deterioration of frozen foods.
Put warm foods into the appliance only when they are at room temperature. The condenser must be kept clean.
The appliance and environment
This appliance does not contain gasses which could damage the ozone layer, in either its refrigerant circuit or insulation materials. The appliance shall not be discarded together with the urban refuse and rubbish. Avoid damaging the cooling unit, especially at the rear near the heat exchanger. Information on your local disposal sites may be obtained from your municipal authorities. The materials used on this appliance marked with the sympol are recyclable.
Bleeding part of the moisture of cooling chamber in form of frost and ice goes with the operation of the appliance. Thick frost and ice has an insulating effect, so it reduces cooling efficiency as the temperature increases, it needs more energy, at a certain thickness it does not allow the door of the freezing compartment to open, possibly the door can be broken.
Hints and ideas
In this chapter practical hints and ideas are given about how to use the appliance to reach maximum energy saving and there is environmental information about the appliance as well.