Cleaning Your Freezer; Moving Your Freezer; Energy Saving Tips - Emerson CF450 Owner's Manual

3.5 cubic ft. chest freezer
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Cleaning Your Freezer

Upon installation of your new appliance, it is recommended that it be cleaned thoroughly.
Turn the thermostat control to "OFF", unplug the freezer, remove the food and storage basket.
Wash the inside with a damp warm cloth containing a water and baking soda solution. The solution
should be about 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of water.
Wash the storage basket with a mild detergent solution.
Be sure to keep the lid gasket (seal) clean to keep the unit running efficiently.
The outside of the freezer should be cleaned with mild detergent and warm water.
Dry the interior and exterior with a soft cloth.
It is recommended that the unit be cleaned each time it is defrosted to help keep the unit odor free and
running efficiently.
Extended Vacation
Remove all the food.
Unplug the freezer.
Clean the freezer.
Leave the lid open slightly to avoid possible formation of condensation, mold or odors.
Use extreme caution in the case of children. The unit should not be accessible for children to play with.
If the appliance will not be used for several months, remove all food and unplug the power cord.
Clean and dry the interior thoroughly. To prevent odor and mold growth, leave the lid
open slightly: blocking it open if necessary or have the lid removed.

Moving Your Freezer

Remove all the food.
Securely tape freezer accessories (basket and ice scraper) inside your freezer.
Tape the lid shut.
Be sure the freezer stays in the upright position during transportation. Do not tilt freezer more than
a 45-degree angle as this could damage the compressor system.

Energy Saving Tips

The freezer should be located in the coolest area of the room, away from heat producing appliances or
heating ducts, and out of the direct sunlight.
Let hot foods cool to room temperature before placing in the freezer.Overloading the freezer forces
the compressor to run longer.Foods that freeze too slowly may lose quality or spoil.
Be sure to wrap foods properly and wipe containers dry before placing them in the freezer.This cuts
down on frost build-up inside the freezer.
Freezer storage bin should not be lined with aluminum foil, wax paper or paper towels.Liners
interfere with cold air circulation, making the freezer less efficient.
Organize and label food to reduce lid openings and extended searches.Remove as many items as
needed at one time, and close the lid as soon as possible.


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