Storing Fresh Food; Fridge Compartment Storage Advice; Storing Pre-Frozen Food - Beko AB910 Installation, Operating & Food Storage Instructions

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STORING FRESH FOOD

Meat & poultry- Best stored in the Chiller Compartment (See page 13)
• Wrap raw meat and poultry loosely in polythene bags or aluminium foil. This prevents drying.
• Wrap fish and offal in polythene bags.
Dairy Products
• Wrap cheese firstly in greaseproof paper and then in polythene bag excluding as much air as possible. For
best results take out of the fridge compartment an hour before eating.
• Wrap bread well to keep it fresh.
Fruit & vegetables
• Take off any unusable leaves on vegetables and wipe off any soil.
• Leave lettuce, cabbage, parsley and cauliflower on the stem.
• Wrap pineapples, melons, cucumbers, tomatoes and similar produce in polythene bags as these types of
produce may suffer damage if kept at very low temperatures.
• Wrap food, which has a strong odour, or can dry out, in polythene bags, aluminium foil, or place in an
airtight container.

FRIDGE COMPARTMENT STORAGE ADVICE

Fruit & vegetables
• Don't store bananas.
• Don't store melon - it can be chilled for short periods as long as it is wrapped to avoid it flavouring other
food.
• Wrap food affected by temperatures near 0°C (pineapples, cucumbers, tomatoes etc.) in polythene bags.
Meat & poultry
• Store raw meat and poultry below cooked food and dairy products.
• Do not allow raw meat to come into contact with cooked food to avoid contamination. For safety, only store
raw meat for two to three days in the Chiller Compartment.
General
• Cooked dishes must be stored in airtight covered containers.
• Don't store cooked and fresh food together in the same container.
• Always allow hot food and beverages to cool first.
• Leftover canned food should not be stored in the can.
• Place chilled cooked food and similar food near the rear of the fridge where it is coldest.
• Keep food for as short a time as possible and adhere to 'best before' and 'use by' dates.
• Don't let defrosting food or food juices drip onto other food.
For AS920 Model only with Stored Water Dispenser:
• 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, water dispenser will malfunction and
may be damaged beyond repair. 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 Stored 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 Locking knob is supplied for your convenience when filling the water tank and also to avoid small children tampering
with the water dispenser.
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STORING PRE-FROZEN FOOD

- See also page 22
• Take special care not to mix with fresh food.
• The recommendation for
storage as stated on the food packaging must always be
followed.
• Pre-packed frozen food should be stored in accordance with the food manufacturer's instructions
for a
frozen food storage compartment.
• To ensure that the high quality achieved by the food manufacturer and retailer is maintained:
1 Wrap packets when you buy them.
2 Put packets in the freezer as quickly as possible after purchase.
3 Ensure that contents are labelled and dated.
4 Do not exceed 'use by' and 'best before' dates.
FREEZING FRESH FOOD - See also page 22
• Take special care not to mix with already frozen food.
• Always choose high quality fresh food and be sure it is thoroughly clean.
• You can place food to be frozen in any compartment in the freezer.
Amounts
• Prepare fresh food in small portions to ensure rapid freezing. Do not freeze too large a quantity
at any one time. The quality is best preserved when the food is frozen right through to the core
as quickly as possible.
• Do not exceed the freezing capacity which in a 24 hour period is 13 kg.
• When freezing the maximum amount press the Fast Freeze button.
• When freezing small amounts, i.e. 2 kg (5lbs) there is no need to press the Fast Freeze button.
Preparation
• Wrap food in aluminium foil or freezer quality polythene bags.
• Wrap fish and offal in polythene bags.
• Wrap food which has a strong odour or can dry out, in polythene bags, aluminium foil, or
place in airtight containers.
• Make sure all air is excluded from foil wrapping or bags.
Freezer compartment storage info/advice
• 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.
• The freezer compartment is
rated and suitable for the freezing and storage of pre-frozen
food.
• Don't freeze filled bottles or sealed cans containing fizzy (carbonated) drinks as they may burst.
• Check contents of the freezer every so often.
• Don't close the freezer door before placing the drawers in place.
• Don't try to keep frozen food which has thawed, it should be eaten within 24 hours or cooked
and re-frozen.
• If there is a power failure do not open the door. Frozen food should not be affected if the failure
lasts for less than 8 hours. If the failure is longer, then the food should be checked and either
eaten immediately or cooked and then re-frozen.
• Placing warm food into the freezer compartment causes the compressor to operate continuously
until the food is frozen solid. This can temporarily lead to excessive cooling of the refrigeration
compartment.
Serving
• Don't remove items from the freezer with wet hands.
• Don't give children ice cream and water ices direct from the freezer. The low temperature may
cause 'freezer burns' on lips.
• Defrost food from the freezer in the fridge compartment.
• Products such as flavoured water ices should not be consumed too cold.
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