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Some useful hints for freezing
The fresh foods to be frozen must be fresh and of the best quality. The size of each pack should be small enough to ensure that it is used in one go. Small packs freeze more quickly and uniformly and give better results. Frozen food, once thawed, must not be refrozen. Lean food keeps better and longer than fatty food, salt reduces the storage time. Wrap the food in polythene or aluminium freezing bags or foil so that they adhere to the food and provide an airtight seal. Stick a label on each pack showing the contents and date of freezing. This makes it easy to check storage times. The same information can be copied onto the record card in the door. Never place hot food, bottles or cans of fizzy drink in the freezer as they may explode. Containers with a lid must not be filled to the brim. Do not open the door unecessarly often or place extra fresh food in the freezer next to food which is already frozen as this could cause the temperature of the frozen food to rise and its quality and storage life to reduce. In the first compartment, produce must only be stacked up to the mark on the drawer so as to ensure that air circulation is not obstructed.
Shellfish: should be refrigerated and used up quickly. Cooked Dishes: i.e. casseroles should be refrigerated and used up. Large Pieces of Meat: can be re-frozen providing there are still ice crystals remaining within them. Small Joints: should be cooked and can then be re-frozen as cooked dishes. Chicken: should also be cooked and re-frozen as a cooked dish.
Making ice cubes
The appliance is provided with a plastic ice cube tray. Fill the tray 3/4 full to allow the ice to expand and place in one of the freezer drawers. To turn out the ice cubes simply give the tray a slight twist to release the cubes. Never tray to free an ice tray that is frozen to the freezer compartment using a sharp or pointed object. Important Do not consume ice-lollies which have just come out of the freezer compartment. Their extremely low temperature can cause frost burns. Do not remove items from the freezer compartment if your hands are damp/wet, as this could cause skin abrasions or "frost/freezer burns".
Food can be thawed in a number of ways, depending on the type of food and the size of the packs. Meat, fish and fruit should be thawed in the refrigeration compartment and small pieces of meat or poultry can even be cooked while still frozen, but you must ensure that it is thoroughly cooked through. Vegetables should be directly immersed in boiling water; ready-cooked dishes can be placed directly in the oven in their aluminium wrapping. A microwave oven is particularly suitable for thawing any type of frozen or deep-frozen food: follow the oven instructions, particularly regarding the placement of aluminium wrapping in the oven. Important In the event of a power failure causing the temperature within your freezer to rise, do not re-freeze the food without checking its condition. The following guidelines should assist you: Ice-cream: once thawed should be discarded. Fruits & Vegetables: if soft should be cooked and used up. Breads & Cakes: can be re-frozen without danger. 8
Normal Operating Sounds
You may hear faint gurgling or bubbling sounds when the refrigerant is pumped through the coils or tubing at the rear, to the cooling evaporator. When the compressor is on, the refrigerant is being pumped round, and you will hear a whirring sound or pulsating noise from the compressor. A thermostat controls the compressor, and you will hear a faint â€˜clickâ€™ when the thermostat cuts in and out.