Cleaning the interior
Before using the appliance for the first time, wash the interior and all internal accessories
with lukewarm water and some neutral soap so as to remove the typical smell of a brand-
new product, then dry thoroughly.
Do not use detergents or abrasive powders, as these will damage the finish.
Freezing fresh food
The freezer compartment is suitable for freezing fresh food and storing frozen and deep-
frozen food for a long time.
To freeze fresh food activate the FROSTMATIC function at least 24 hours before placing the
food to be frozen in the freezer compartment.
Place the fresh food to be frozen in the FROSTMATIC compartment.
The maximum amount of food that can be frozen in 24 hours is specified on the rating
plate, a label located on the inside of the appliance.
The freezing process lasts 24 hours: during this period do not add other food to be frozen.
Storage of frozen food
When first starting-up or after a period out of use, before putting the products in the com-
partment let the appliance run at least 2 hours.
The freezer baskets ensure that it is quick and easy to find the food package you want. If
large quantities of food are to be stored, remove all drawers except for the bottom basket
which needs to be in place to provide good air circulation. On all shelves except for the top
shelf it is possible to place food that protrude 15 mm from the door.
In the event of accidental defrosting, for example due to a power failure, if the power has
been off for longer that the value shown in the technical characteristics chart under "rising
time", the defrosted food must be consumed quickly or cooked immediately and then re-
frozen (after cooling).
Deep-frozen or frozen food, prior to being used, can be thawed in the refrigerator compart-
ment or at room temperature, depending on the time available for this operation.
Small pieces may even be cooked still frozen, directly from the freezer: in this case, cooking
will take longer.