DO'S AND DON'TS
Do – Defrost food from the freezer thoroughly in a fridge or in a microwave oven following
defrosting and cooking instructions.
Do – Ensure that chest freezer lid is completely closed after each use.
Do – Defrost frozen meat completely before cooking.
Do – Close the lid gently.
Do – Check contents of the freezer at regular intervals.
Do – Clean and defrost your freezer regulary (See "Defrosting")
Do – Keep food for as short a time as possible and adhere to "Best Before", "Use By" dates.
Do – Store commercially frozen food in accordance with the instructions given on the
packets that you buy.
Do – Always choose high quality fresh food and be sure it is thoroughly clean before you
Do – Prepare fresh food for freezing in small portions to ensure rapid freezing.
Do – Wrap all foods in aluminium foil or freezer quality plastic bags and make sure any air
Do – Wrap frozen food when you buy it and put it in to the freezer as soon as possible.
Do – Store small items in the basket provided.
Do – Remove ice cream from the freezer 10-20 minutes before serving.
Don't – Leave the lid open for long periods as this will make the freezer more costly to run
and cause excessive ice formation.
Don't – Use pointed sharp edged obiects such as knives, forks to remove the ice.
Don't – Put hot food in the freezer. Let it cool down first.
Don't – Put liquid-filled bottles or sealed cans containing carbonated liquids into the
freezer as they may burst.
Don't – Store poisonous or dangerous substances in the freezer. Your freezer has been
designed for the storage of edible foodstuffs only.
Don't – Exceed the maximum freezing capacity (15 kg in any 24 hours) when freezing
Don't – Consume ice-cream and water ices direct from the freezer. The low temperature
may cause 'freezer burns' on lips.
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 – Shut the lid with force. You will damage the appliance.