It is very important to set the correct
temperature for storing food in the
freezer. Micro organisms will cause
food which is not stored at the correct
temperature to deteriorate rapidly.
Temperature influences the growth rate
of these micro organisms. Reducing the
temperature reduces their growth rate.
For freezing fresh food and storing
frozen food for a long time a
temperature of at least -18 °C is
needed. At this temperature the growth
of micro organisms is generally halted.
As soon as the temperature rises to
above -10 °C, the micro organisms
become active in the food again so that
it cannot be kept as long. For this
reason partially defrosted or defrosted
food must not be re-frozen. Food may
be re-frozen once it has been cooked
as the high temperatures achieved
when cooking destroy most micro
The temperature in the appliance will
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
– if too much food is stored in it at
– if too much fresh food is being frozen
– the higher the ambient temperature
surrounding the appliance.
The appliance is designed for use in
specific ambient temperatures
(climate ranges). Do not use in
ambient temperatures for which it is
The correct temperature
The temperature is set with the
^ Using a coin turn the temperature
dial in a clockwise direction to the
Turn it only as far as it will go, then
turn it back again. Turning it beyond
its range would damage it.
The higher the setting, the lower the
temperature in the appliance.
In normal use, a setting between 2 and
3 is generally sufficient. You should also
check the temperature inside the
appliance from time to time.