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Exactly as described, the full user-manual (145 pages). Perfect.
Text excerpt from page 6 (click to view)
Once the food is completely frozen (which could take up to 24 hours) return the fast freeze switch to the Ã‡NÃˆ position; the yellow light (D) goes off. Distribute the frozen food packages in the other compartments, so that the top compartments can be used for a further freezing operation. - The food to be frozen must be fresh and of the best quality. Do not allow fresh food to touch food which is already frozen. During the freezing process, ensure that the freezer door remains closed.
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. Meat, fish and fruit should be thawed in the refrigerator compartment and small pieces of meat 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 or containers in the oven. Defrosted cooked food must never be refrozen.
Frozen food storage
When you first start the freezer or if the freezer has been out of use for some time, we advise you to run your appliance for at least two hours in the Ã‡fast freezeÃˆ mode before storing frozen food. Do not exceed the storage period indicated by the manufacturer. Finally, do not open the door frequently or leave it open longer than is absolutely necessary. Warning Do not put carbonated liquids, (fizzy drinks etc.), in the freezer compartment. Water ices, if consumed immediately after removal from the freezer, can possibly result in 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 Ã’frost/freezer burnsÃ“. Important In the event of a power cut the food in the freezer will not be affected if the power cut is short and if the freezer is full. Do not open the door. Should the food begin to thaw, it must be consumed quickly and must not be re-frozen .
Making ice cubes
The appliance is provided with two plastic ice cube trays. Fill the trays 3/4 full to allow the ice to expand and place them in one of the freezer drawers. To turn out the ice cubes simply give the tray a slight twist to release the cubes.
Normal Operating Sounds
Â¥ You may hear faint gurgling or bubbling sounds when the refrigerant is pumped through the coils or tubing at the rear, to the cooling plate/evaporator or to the fixed freezer shelves. 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 Ã•clickÃ• when the thermostat cuts in and out.