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. Tem-
perature 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 tempera-
ture of at least
temperature the growth of micro organ-
isms 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
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 (cli-
mate ranges). Do not use in ambient
temperatures for which it is not de-
is needed. At this
The temperature is set with the temper-
^ 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 appli-
ance from time to time.