For fast-freezing, push the fast freeze switch (D). The
fast freeze light (C) will then light up.
The fast-freezing function accelerates the freezing
of fresh food and, at the same time, protects
foodstuffs already stored from undesirable warming.
If this function is not ended manually, the appliance
switches off the fast-freezing function after 52 hours.
The yellow light goes out.
This function can be ended manually at any time by
pressing the fast freeze switch again. The yellow light
Freezing fresh food
The 4-star compartment is suitable for long term
storage of commercially frozen food and for freezing
To freeze fresh foods it is not necessary to move the
thermostat knob from the normal setting. Push the
fast freeze switch at least 3 hours before loading
In any 24 hours you can freeze up to 4 kg of fresh
Place the food to be frozen in the lower section of
the freezer compartment as this is the coldest part.
To guarantee a good operation of the appliance
during normal use, the drawers should not be
Frozen food storage
When first starting-up or after a period out of use,
before putting the products in the compartment let
the appliance run for at least two hours on the
coldest setting, then turn the thermostat knob to the
normal operating position.
Do not exceed the storage period indicated by the
Finally, do not open the door frequently or leave it
open longer than is absolutely necessary.
Do not put carbonated liquids, (fizzy drinks etc.), in
the freezer compartment.
Ice lollies, if consumed immediately after removal
from the freezer, can cause low temperature skin
Do not remove items from the freezer if your hands
are damp/wet, as this could cause skin abrasions or
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 .
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
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
Defrosted cooked food must never be refrozen.
Making ice cubes
The appliance is provided with one or more trays for
Fill the tray(s) 3/4 full to give the ice space to expand
and place them in the freezer compartment.
To release the ice cubes simply give the tray a slight
Do not use sharp or metallic instruments to remove
the trays from the freezer.