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• make sure that the commercially frozen
foodstuffs were adequately stored by the
retailer;
• be sure that frozen foodstuffs are transfer-
red from the foodstore to the freezer in the
shortest possible time;

Care and cleaning

Caution! Unplug the appliance before
carrying out any maintenance operation.
This appliance contains hydrocarbons in
its cooling unit; maintenance and re-
charging must therefore only be carried
out by authorized technicians.
Periodic cleaning
1. Switch off the appliance.
2. Disconnect the mains plug from the
mains socket.
3. Regularly clean the appliance and the ac-
cessories with warm water and neutral
soap. Clean the lid seal carefully.
4. Fully dry the appliance.
5. Connect the mains plug to the mains
socket.
6. Switch on the appliance.
Caution! Do not use detergents,
abrasive products, highly perfumed
cleaning products or wax polishes to
clean the inner side of the appliance.
Prevent damage to the cooling system.
Important! There is no need to clean the
compressor area.
Many proprietary kitchen surface cleaners
contain chemicals that can attack/damage
the plastics used in this appliance. For this
reason it is recommended that the outer cas-
ing of this appliance is only cleaned with
warm water with a little washing-up liquid
added.
Defrosting the freezer
Defrost the freezer when the frost layer rea-
ches a thickness of about 10-15 mm.
The best time to defrost the freezer when it
contains no or only a little food.
To remove the frost, do these steps:
1. Switch off the appliance.
• not open the lid frequently or leave it open
longer than absolutely necessary.
• Once defrosted, food deteriorates rapidly
and cannot be refrozen.
• Do not exceed the storage period indica-
ted by the food manufacturer.
2. Remove any stored food, wrap it in sev-
eral layers of newspaper and put it in a
cool place.
3. Leave the lid open , remove the plug from
the defrost water drain and collect all de-
frost water on a tray. Use a scraper to re-
move ice quickly.
4. When defrosting is completed, dry the in-
terior thoroughly and refit the plug.
5. Switch on the appliance.
6. Set the temperature regulator to obtain
the maximum coldness and run the ap-
pliance for two or three hours using this
setting.
7. Reload the previously removed food into
the compartment.
Important! Never use sharp metal tools to
scrape off frost as you could damage the
appliance. Do not use a mechanical device
or any artificial means to speed up the
thawing process other than those
recommended by the manufacturer. A
temperature rise of the frozen food packs,
during defrosting, may shorten their safe
storage life.
Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long pe-
riods, take the following precautions:
1. Switch off the appliance.
2. Disconnect the mains plug from the
mains socket.
3. Remove all food.
4. Defrost and clean the appliance and all
accessories.
5. Leave the lid open to prevent unpleasant
smells.
Important! If the cabinet will be kept on, ask
somebody to check it once in a while to
prevent the food inside from spoiling in case
of a power failure.
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