Beko CDA 563 F User Manual
Frost Free Combi
Fridge / Freezer
CDA 563 F
Tel: 0845 6004911
Fax: 0845 6004922
Printed in Turkey
Part no: 48 4851 00 00
Revision no: 0
Congratulations on your choice of a quality Appliance which has been designed to give you service for many years.
DO NOT connect your appliance to the electricity supply until all packing and transit protectors have been removed.
•Leave to stand for at least 4 hours before switching on to allow compressor oil to settle if transported horizontally.
•If you are discarding an old refrigerator with a lock or latch fitted to the door, disable the lock/latch, ensure that it is left in a safe condition to prevent the entrapment of young children.
•This fridge/freezer must only be used for its intended purpose i.e the storing and freezing of edible foodstuff.
•Do not dispose of the appliance on a fire. At BEKO, the care and protection of our environment is an ongoing commitment. This appliance which is among the latest range introduced is particularly environment friendly. Your appliance contains non CFC / HFC natural substances in the cooling system (Called R600a) and in the insulation (Called cyclopentane) which are potentially flammable if exposed to fire. Therefore, take care not to damage, the cooling circuit / pipes of the appliance in transportation and in use. In case of a damage do not expose the appliance to fire, potential ignition source and immediately ventilate the room where the appliance is situated.
•We suggest you contact your local authority for disposal information and facilities available.
•We do not recommend use of this appliance in an unheated, cold room.
(E.g.: garage, conservatory, annex, shed,
•To obtain the best possible performance and trouble free operation from your appliance it is very important to carefully read these instructions.
•On delivery, check to make sure that the product is not damaged and that all the parts and accessories are in perfect condition.
•Take care to ensure that the plug remains readily accessible. Do not use multiple adapter bar or extension cable.
•Failure to observe these instructions may invalidate your right to free service during the guarantee period.
WARNINGKeep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the
WARNINGDo not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the defrosting process, other than those recommended by the manufacturer.
WARNINGDo not damage the refrigerant circuit.
WARNINGDo not use electrical appliances inside the food storage compartments of the appliance, unless they are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.
•We suggest you keep these instructions in a safe place for easy reference.
Frost Free Combi
Energy efficiency class
Energy consumption - Kwh/year
Net storage - vol fresh food ltrs (cu.ft.)
149 lt. (5.2)
Net storage - vol frozen food ltrs (cu.ft.)
87 lt. (3.1)
Total net vol - ltrs (cu.ft.)
236 lt. (8.3)
Frozen food compartment rating
Conservation time from failure
Freezing capacity fresh food - kg (lb) / 24 hrs.
Operating noise level dB(A)
SAFETY FIRST / ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BEKO FRIDGE / FREEZER
REVERSING THE DOORS
SUGGESTED ARRANGEMENT OF FOOD IN THE FRIDGE / FREEZER
TEMPERATURE CONTROL AND ADJUSTMENT
STORING FROZEN FOOD
FREEZING FRESH FOOD
MAKING ICE CUBES
CLEANING AND CARE
STAINLESS STEEL DOOR CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS
REPLACING THE INTERIOR LIGHT BULB
DO'S AND DON'TS
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE
Before you insert the plug into the wall socket make sure that the voltage and the frequency shown in the rating plate inside the appliance corresponds to your electricity supply.
Rating label is on the left hand side of fridge inner liner.
We recommend that this appliance is connected to the mains supply via a suitable switched and fused socket in a readily accessible position.
Should the mains lead of the appliance become damaged or should it need replacing at any time, it must be replaced by a special purpose made mains lead which can only be obtained from a BEKO Authorised Service Agent.
WARNING! THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED
If the fitted moulded plug is not suitable for your socket, then the plug should be cut off and an appropriate plug fitted. Destroy the old plug which is cut off as a plug with bared cord could cause a shock hazard if inserted into a socket elsewhere in the house.
The moulded plug on this appliance incorporates a 13 A fuse. Should the fuse need to be replaced an ASTABEAB approved BS 1362 fuse of the same rating must be used. Do not forget to refit the fuse cover. In the event of losing the fuse cover the plug must not be used until a replacement fuse cover has been fitted. Colour of the replacement fuse cover must be the same colour as that visible on the pin face of the plug. Fuse covers are available from any good electrical store.
IMPORTANT! FITTING A DIFFERENT PLUG
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug proceed as follows:
the symbol or coloured green and yellow or green.
2.Connect the blue (Neutral) wire to the terminal in the plug marked 'N' or coloured black.
FITTED WITH BS 1362 13A FUSE ALWAYS FIT BS 1362 REPLACEMENT CARTRIDGE FUSE
3.Connect the brown (Live) wire to the terminal in the plug marked 'L' or coloured red.
With alternative plugs a 13 A fuse must be fitted either in the plug or adaptor or in the main fuse box.
If in doubt contact a qualified electrician.
1.The appliance should be transported only in a vertical upright position. The packing as supplied must be intact during transportation.
2.If during the course of transport the appliance has to be transported horizontally, it must only be laid on its right hand side when standing in the front of the appliance. After bringing it to upright position,it must not be operated for at least 4 hours to allow the system to settle.
3.Failure to comply with the above instructions could result in damage occuring to the appliance. The manufacturer will not be held responsible if these instructions are disregarded.
4.The appliance must be protected against rain, moisture and other atmospheric influences.
5.When positioning your appliance take care not to damage your flooring, pipes, wall coverings etc. Do not move the appliance by pulling by the door or handle.
6.Empty any water in the drain tray before moving. See section ‘Defrosting’ and ‘Care & cleaning’ for further information.
7.Make sure that the defrost water pipe at the back of the product is fixed to the plastic evaporating pan on the top of the compressor, to avoid defrost water
spillage on the floor.
IMPORTANT : Care must be taken while cleaning / carrying the appliance to avoid touching the bottom of the condenser metal wires at the back of the appliance as you might injure your fingers and hands.
Do not attempt to sit or stand on top of your appliance as it is not designed for such use. You could injure yourself or damage the appliance.
"IMPORTANT: Make sure that mains cable is not caught under the appliance during and after carrying / moving the appliance, to avoid the mains cable becoming cut or damaged."
Do not allow children to play with the appliance or tamper with the controls. BEKO plc declines to accept any liability should the instructions not be followed.
1.The space in the room where the appliance is installed must not be smaller than 10 cubic metres.
2.Do not put your fridge freezer in a cold room where the temperature is likely to go below +5 degrees C (41 degrees F) during night time and/or especially in winter.
This fridge freezer has been designed to operate in ambient temperatures
between +5 and +32 degrees C (41 and 90 degrees F) Therefore if the appliance is installed in an unheated/cold room (eg: conservatory/annex/ shed/garage etc) then the appliance will not operate causing the freezer compartment to run warmer and as a result the storage time of frozen food may be reduced. 4
3.Do not place the appliance near cookers, radiators or in direct sunlight as this will cause your appliance to work harder. If installed next to a source of heat or freezer, maintain the following minimum side clearances:
50 mm (2")
300 mm (12")
25 mm (1")
4.Make sure that sufficient room is provided around the appliance to ensure free air circulation.
Fit the Two plastic wall spacers supplied with the appliance rotating 1/4 turn to the condenser at the back of the appliance (See Diagram).
5. The fridge/freezer should be located on a smooth surface. The two front feet
can be adjusted as required. To ensure that your appliance is standing
upright adjust the two front feet by turning clockwise or
the product is in firm contact with the floor. Correct adjustment of feet avoids excessive vibration and noise.
6. Refer to cleaning and care section to prepare your appliance for use.
A special receptacle is supplied to store the mains plug during transit. The receptacle is fixed at the back of the
cabinet, on the side of the compressor. (See diagram) Gently remove the plug from the receptacle. Never pull the mains cord, you may damage the appliance. In the case of transportation,
ensure you locate the plug in the receptacle provided to avoid transit damage.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR COMBI BEKO FRIDGE / FREEZER
HALF SIZE SHELF
Water dispenser is a very useful feature to obtain chilled water without opening the door of your fridge. Since you do not have to open the door of your fridge frequently, you also save on electricity.
Using the water dispenser
Push in the lever of the water dispenser with your glass. By releasing the lever, you cut off the dispensing. When operating the water dispenser, maximum flow is achieved by fully depressing the lever. Please note, how much water flows from the dispenser depends on how far you depress the lever. As the level of water in your cup / glass rises, gently reduce the amount of pressure on the lever to avoid overflow. If you depress the lever a small amount, then water will trickle; this is perfectly normal and is not a fault.
Filling the water tank
Open the cap of the water tank as illustrated in the figure.
Fill in with pure and clean drinking water. Close the cap.
To avoid accidental water dispensing, we recommend you
to lock the water dispenser. [See Page 8]
Water Tank Capacity2.2 Litres
• Do not fill water tank with any liquid other than drinking water; beverages such as fruit juice, carbonated fizzy soda drinks, alcoholic drinks are not suitable for use with water dispenser. If such liquids are used, the water dispenser will malfunction and may be damaged beyond repair. The guarantee does not cover such uses. Some chemical ingredients and additives in such drinks / beverages may also attack and damage water tank material.
•Only use clean pure drinking water.
•Capacity of water dispenser tank is 2.2 litres [3.8 pints], do not overfill.
•Push the water dispenser lever with a rigid cup. If you are using a plastic disposable cup, then push the lever with your fingers from behind the cup.
•Safety Lock is supplied for your convenience when filling the water tank and also to avoid small children tampering with the water dispenser. [See Page 8]
Cleaning the water tank
Remove the water tank, open the latches on both sides and detach the top cover mechanism from the water tank. Clean the water tank with warm clean water, reinstall the top cover mechanism and fasten the latches.
When installing the water tank, make sure that hooks behind it fits securely into the hangers on the door. Make sure that parts removed during cleaning (if any) are installed correctly into their original locations. Otherwise, water may leak.
Water tank and components of water dispenser are not
Water that drips while using the water dispenser accumulates in the drip tray. Remove the drip tray by pulling it towards yourself and empty it from time to time.
Remove the plastic drainer part as shown in the diagram by pressing down on the edge.
Remove the water valve from the water tank as shown in the diagram. When
Safety lock for Water Dispenser
You may use the lock in order to avoid small children tampering with the water dispenser. To do this, slide the locking latch from left to right as illustrated in the figure. You must slide the latch back to left position in order to use the water dispenser.
To avoid accidental water dispensing, we recommend
you to lock the water dispenser.
REVERSING THE DOORS
We recommend that you reverse doors before switching on for the first time.
Tools required: Small and medium size flat and
Spare Parts supplied in the plastic bag: The following parts, which are exclusively for left hand side fitted hinge operation are supplied in a plastic bag with the appliance:
-Upper door top trim hinge cover.
-Upper door middle hinge bushing/door stopper assembly.
-Hinge pin bushings, 2 different parts supplied as spares for future use.
-Hinge pin hole blanking plug, 1 piece supplied as spare for future use.
We suggest you keep all the parts supplied in the plastic bag and also parts, which have been removed when reversing doors, in a safe place for possible future,
IMPORTANT: We suggest you ask somebody to help you when moving the appliance around and to hold doors when removing /
Please refer to diagrams supplied. To follow numbers in brackets below, refer to the main diagram.
1.Switch off the appliance at the socket outlet and pull out the mains plug.
2.Remove all loose items and fittings and food, if any, from inside the appliance and door racks.
3.Gently prise off plastic hinge cover of upper door top trim and hinge covers on both sides of front top panel using a small
4.Gently tilt the appliance back against a strong wall on its rear side sufficiently to allow the lower hinge to be removed. Take care to protect the appliance, your wall and floor coverings. You can utilise the original packaging to do this. Once you tilt the appliance back, check to make sure the appliance is completely stable and safe before you carry on. (2)
5.Unscrew and remove the lower hinge using a
6.Remove lower door carefully off the middle hinge and stand door upright in a safe place.(4)
7.Open upper door and unscrew and remove the middle hinge while holding the upper door firmly. Use a
8.Remove upper door carefully off the upper hinge and stand door upright in a safe place.(6)
9.Unscrew and remove the upper hinge using a
10.Rotate the upper hinge 180 degrees and then unscrew and remove the hinge pin using a pair of pliers and
11.Reposition plugs and hinge pin bushings on top of doors on the opposite side of both doors. Use small flatheaded screwdrivers to remove plugs and bushings. Take care not to mark doors.(9)
12.Reposition left hand side feet on the opposite side.(10)
13.Unscrew and remove the bottom door hinge pin bushing/door stopper using a
Unscrew and remove the upper door middle hinge pin bushing/door stopper using a
15.Fit upper door left hand side middle hinge pin bushing/door stopper supplied in the plastic bag using
16.Reposition three small plastic plugs on the left hand side, which are covering middle hinge holes, on the opposite side to cover holes left empty.(14)
18.Locate the middle hinge pin to middle hinge pin bushing of upper door on the left hand side and
middle hinge.(16) First fit the left screw when the door is closed and then fit the right screw after opening the door for access.
19.Reposition the screw fitted to lower hinge hole on the left hand side at the bottom of the cabinet on the opposite side.(17)
21.Carefully stand the appliance upright and adjust the two front feet if necessary.
22.Check that doors open and close easily, they are aligned correctly and that there are no gaps allowing air into the cabinet. If there are gaps between the door seal and the cabinet, adjust the door seal by gently pulling away from the door using fingers.
23.Check that all the hinge screws are tightened. Avoid over tightening the screws.
24.Put all items, fittings back in the appliance.
25.Fit upper door top trim and front top panel plastic hinge covers. Upper door top trim hinge covers are supplied in the plastic bag.(20)
26.Wait for at least 4 hours to allow the system to settle before switching on.
27.Once the correct storage temperatures have been reached in the appliance, put back all the food.
SUGGESTED ARRANGEMENT OF FOOD IN THE FRIDGE/FREEZER
Arrangement Examples (See diagram)
Baked, chilled cooked food,
dairy products, cans.
Meat, sausages, cold cuts.
Fruit, vegetables, salads.
Making, storing ice cubes.
Frozen food and
freezing of fresh food.
Small bottles, cans, tubes.
Potable still water
Tall bottles, cans, tubes, beverages.
Small bottles, cans, tubes, beverages.
The following guidelines and recommendations are suggested to obtain the best results and storage hygiene.
1.The fridge compartment is for the short term storage of fresh food and drinks.
2.The freezer compartment is rated and suitable for the freezing and storage of pre frozen food. The recommendation forstorage as stated on the food packaging should be observed at all times.
3.Cooked dishes must be stored in airtight covered containers.
4.Fresh wrapped produce can be placed on the shelf. Fresh fruit and vegetables should be cleaned and stored in the crisper bins.
5.Bottles can be placed in the door section.
6.To store raw meat, wrap in polythene bags and place on the lowest shelf. Do not allow to come into contact with cooked food to avoid contamination. For safety, only store raw meat for two to three days.
7.Keep the food packed wrapped or covered. Allow hot food and beverages to cool before placing them in the fridge. Do not store explosive substances. High proof alcohol must be stored upright in sealed containers. Left over canned food should not be stored in the can.
8.Fizzy drinks should not be frozen and products such as flavoured water ices should not be consumed too cold.
9.Some fruit and vegetables suffer damage if kept at temperatures near 0°C. Therefore wrap pineapples, melons, cucumbers, tomatoes and similar produce in polythene bags.
10.Place chilled cooked food and similar food near the rear of the fridge inner liner where the cold wall is located.
11.Shelves, racks, crisper bins, drawers, flaps, bottle grippers are all removable.
12.Do not leave frozen food at room temperature to thaw; the best way to defrost food is to put it in the fridge to thaw slowly. Make sure you avoid defrosting food or food juices drip onto other food.
13.For hygiene reasons, always wrap food using a suitable packaging material before storing in your appliance to avoid contact with the appliance surface.
TEMPERATURE CONTROL AND ADJUSTMENT
Operating temperatures are controlled by the thermostat knob (see diagram) located on the ceiling of fridge compartment. Settings may be made from 1 to 5, 5 being the coldest position.
When the appliance is switched on for the first time, the thermostat should be adjusted so that after 24 hours, the average fridge temperature is no higher than +5°C (+41°F). We recommend you set the thermostat half way between the 1 and 5 setting and monitor to obtain the desired temperature i. e. towards 5 you will obtain a colder fridge temperature and vice versa. Some sections of the fridge may be cooler or warmer ( such as the salad crisper and the top part of the cabinet ) which is quite normal.
The normal storage temperature of the freezer should be
We recommend that you check the temperature with an accurate thermometer to ensure that the storage compartments are kept to the desired temperature. Remember you must take your reading very quickly since the thermometer temperature will rise very rapidly after you remove it from the freezer.
Please remember each time the door is opened cold air escapes and the internal temperature rises. Therefore never leave the door open and ensure it is closed immediately after food is put in or removed.
In case of a temporary ice build up in the fridge compartment, reduce the thermostat setting to 1, monitoring at the same time that the fridge temperature is maximum +5 degrees C [41 degrees F]. Once the ice build up disappears and the appliance starts auto defrosting again as normal, then you may increase the thermostat setting, if required.
When you set the thermostat knob to 0 [Zero] position, the appliance will be switched off.
Before you start using the fridge/freezer check that:
1.The feet have been adjusted for perfect levelling.
2.The interior is dry and air can circulate freely at the rear of the cabinet.
3.Clean the interior as recommended under "CLEANING AND CARE."
4.Insert the plug into the wall socket and switch on the electricity supply.
• When the door is open the fridge interior light will come on.
5.You will hear a noise as the compressor starts up. The liquid and gases sealed within the refrigeration system may also give rise to noise, whether the compressor is running or not which is quite normal.
“Due to operation of the fan inside the frost free freezer compartment, overall noise level is slightly higher in comparison to
6.Set the thermostat knob half way between 1 and 5.
7.Front edges of the cabinet may feel warm. This is normal. These areas are designed to be warm to avoid condensation.
8."Do not load the appliance immediately it is switched on. Wait until the correct storage temperature has been reached. We recommend that you check the temperature with an accurate thermometer (see; Temperature Control and Adjustment)"
9.When the freezer reaches the desired temperature the freezer fan will stop. When the freezer fan is on, the noise will be louder when the freezer door is opened.
10.Avoid spillage of food particularly small items like rice, peas, beans through the fan guard as they may cause the cooling system to block and therefore operate less efficiently.
STORING FROZEN FOOD
Prepacked commercially frozen food should be stored in accordance with the frozen food manufacturer's instructions for a frozen food storage compartment.
To ensure that the high quality achieved by the frozen food manufacturer and the food retailer is maintained, the following should be remembered:
1.Put packets in the freezer as quickly as possible after purchase.
2.Ensure that contents are labelled and dated.
3.Do not exceed "Use By", "Best Before" dates on the packaging.
If there is a power failure do not open the door. Frozen food should not be affected if the failure lasts for less than 13 hrs. If the failure is longer, then the food should be checked and either eaten immediately or cooked and then refrozen.
FREEZING FRESH FOOD
Please observe the following instructions to obtain the best results.
Do not freeze too large a quantity at any one time. The quality of the food is best preserved when it is frozen right through to the core as quickly as possible.
Do not exceed the freezing capacity of your appliance in 24 h which is 4 kg (8.8 lb)
Placing warm food into the freezer compartment causes the refrigeration compressor to operate continuously until the food is frozen solid. This can temporarily lead to excessive cooling of the refrigeration compartment.
When freezing fresh food turn the thermostat knob towards 5 Small quantities
of food up to 1/2 kg. (1 lb) can be frozen without having to rotate the temperature control knob.
You may place fresh food to be frozen in any part of the freezer.
Take special care not to mix already frozen food and fresh food.
MAKING ICE CUBES
Fill the ice - cube tray 3/4 full with water and place it in the Ice Bank. Loosen frozen trays with the handle of a spoon, never use sharp edged objects
such as knives, forks. Store
Note: If freshly made ice cubes are not consumed for several weeks and stored in Ice Bank, they will slowly reduce in size and eventually disappear completely.
A) FRIDGE COMPARTMENT
The fridge compartment defrosts
automatically. The defrosting water runs
to the drain tube via a collection
container at the back of the appliance (1).
During defrosting water droplets may form
at the back of the fridge compartment
where concealed evaporator is located.
Some droplets may remain on the liner and
refreeze when defrosting is completed. Do
not use pointed or sharp edged objects such as knives, forks to remove the droplets which have frozen.
If at any time the defrost water does not drain from the collection channel, check to ensure that no food particles have blocked the drain tube. The drain tube can be cleared by pushing the special plastic plunger provided down the drain tube
(2). If the frost layer reaches about 1/4"(7 mm), reduce the setting (i.e. from 4 to 1) to restart automatic defrosting.
B) FREEZER COMPARTMENT
The freezer compartment defrosts automatically.
The fan inside the freezer compartment circulates cold air. Never insert any object through the guard. Do not allow children to play with
the freezer fan.
Never store products that contain inflammable propellant gas (eg dispensers, spray cans etc.) or explosive substances.
Don’t cover the shelves with any protective materials, which may obstruct air circulation.
Do not allow children to play with the appliance or tamper with the controls.
Do not obstruct the freezer fan guard to ensure that you obtain the best possible performance from your appliance.
CLEANING AND CARE
**We recommend that you switch off the appliance at the socket outlet and pull out the mains plug before cleaning.
**Never use any sharp abrasive instrument, soap, household cleaner, detergent and wax polish for cleaning.
**Use luke warm water to clean the cabinet of the appliance and wipe it dry.
**Use a damp cloth wrung out in a solution of one teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda to one pint of water to clean the interior and wipe it dry.
**Make sure that no water enters the lamp housing.
**If the appliance is not going to be used for a long period of time switch it off, remove all food, clean it and leave the door ajar.
**Any dust that gathers on the condenser, which is located at the back of the appliance, should be removed once a year with a vacuum cleaner.
**Check door seals regularly to ensure they are clean and free from food particles.
**Removal of door tray
•To remove door racks, remove all the contents and then simply push the door rack upwards from the base.
**To remove a freezer drawer, pull it as far as possible, and then tilt it upwards, and then pull it out completely.
**To remove the freezer flap door, first open the door 3” and then gently pull it off. Make sure that the flap is in place before closing the freezer door.
**Avoid spillage of food particularly small items like rice, peas, beans through the fan guard as they may cause the cooling system to block and therefore operate less efficiently.
STAINLESS STEEL DOOR CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS [ONLY VALID FOR STAINLESS STEEL MODELS WHICH HAVE “X” SUFFIX IN THE MODEL NUMBER]
Stainless steel surfaces of your appliance require special cleaning methods. In order to eliminate marks on doors and to keep your appliance doors clean, we recommend you the following to clean and wipe the stainless steel surfaces of doors:
1.You can purchase special cleaning materials suitable for stainless steel surfaces of kitchen appliances from your local store. Follow the instructions supplied by the manufacturer of such cleaning materials.
2.You can purchase a special
Never attempt to clean, wipe or treat the stainless steel and other surfaces of your appliance with unsuitable material, do not clean or wipe handles and plastic surfaces using stainless steel cleaning materials, otherwise, your guarantee will be void.
REPLACING THE INTERIOR LIGHT BULB (See diagram)
Should the light fail to work, proceed as follows.
1.Switch off at the socket outlet and pull out the mains plug.
• You may find it useful to remove shelves for easy access.
2.Use a flat tipped screwdriver to remove the light diffuser cover by inserting the blade in each of the two recesses to prise off each side.
3.First check that the bulb hasn’t worked loose by ensuring it is screwed securely in the holder. Replace the plug and switch on. If the bulb works, replace the light cover by inserting the rear lug and pushing up to locate the front two lugs.
4.If the light still fails to work, switch off at the socket outlet and pull out the mains plug. Replace the bulb with a new 15 watt (max) screw cap (SES) bulb.
5.Carefully dispose of the
Replacement light bulb can easily be obtained from a good local electrical or DIY store.
DO'S AND DON'TS
DoClean your appliance regularly (See "Cleaning and Care")
DoKeep raw meat and poultry below cooked food and dairy products. DoTake off any unusable leaves on vegetables and wipe off any soil. DoLeave lettuce, cabbage, parsley and cauliflower on the stem.
DoWrap cheese firstly in greaseproof paper and then in a polythene bag excluding as much air as possible. For best results take out of the fridge compartment an hour before eating.
DoWrap raw meat and poultry loosely in polythene or aluminium foil. This prevents drying.
DoWrap fish and offal in polythene bags.
DoWrap food which have a strong odour or can dry out in polythene bags, aluminium foil or place in an airtight container.
DoWrap bread well to keep it fresh.
DoChill white wines, beer, lager and mineral water before serving. DoCheck contents of the freezer every so often.
DoKeep food for as short a time as possible and adhere to "Best Before", "Use by" etc. dates.
DoStore commercially frozen food in accordance with the instructions given on the packets that you buy.
DoAlways choose high quality fresh food and be sure it is thoroughly clean before you freeze it.
DoPrepare fresh food for freezing in small portions to ensure rapid freezing. DoWrap all food in aluminium foil or freezer quality polythene bags and
make sure any air is excluded.
DoWrap frozen food when you buy it and put it in to the freezer as soon as possible.
DoDefrost food in the fridge compartment.
DoRemove ice cream from the freezer
Don't- Store bananas in your fridge compartment.
Don't- Store melon in your fridge. It can be chilled for short periods as long as it is wrapped to avoid it flavouring other food.
Don't- Store poisonous or any dangerous substances in your appliance. It has been designed for the storage of edible foodstuffs only.
Don't- Consume food which has been stored for an excessive time in the fridge. Don't- Store cooked and fresh food together in the same container. They should
be packaged and stored seperately.
Don't- Let defrosting food or food juices drip onto food.
Don't- Leave the door open for long periods as this will make the appliance more costly to run and cause excessive ice formation.
Don't- Use pointed sharp edged objects such as knives, forks to remove the ice. Don't- Put hot food into the appliance. Let it cool down first.
Don't- Exceed the maximum freezing loads (4 kg in any 24 hours) when freezing fresh food.
Don't- Give children
Don't- Freeze fizzy drinks.
Don't- Try to keep frozen food which has thawed, it should be eaten within 24 hours or cooked and refrozen.
Don't- Remove items from the freezer with wet hands.
Don't- Close the freezer door before placing the compartment cover in its place. Don’t- Leave frozen food at room temperature to thaw; the best way to defrost
food is to put it in the fridge to thaw slowly. Make sure you avoid defrosting food or food juices drip onto other food.