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Hints And Tips; Food Storage; Energy Saving Advice; In The Event Of A Power Failure - Electrolux EU 5563 C Instruction Book

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Hints & Tips

Food Storage

To obtain the best performance from your freezer:
Do not store warm food or evaporating liquid.
Avoid buying frozen food if you cannot store it
straight away. The use of an insulated container is
advisable. When you arrive home, place the frozen
food in the freezer immediately.
Do not push food together too much, try to allow air
to circulate around each item.
Do not store food uncovered.
Ensure that food placed in the freezer is dated and
labelled and used in date order to ensure that food
is consumed at its best.
Lean food keeps better and longer than fatty food,
salt reduces the storage time.
Wrap the food in polythene or aluminium freezing
bags or foil so that they adhere to the food and
provide an airtight seal.
Packaging which is swollen or has traces of
refrozen water droplets on the pack could indicate
that the product has not been kept at a suitable
temperature and that it may have lost its original
quality. Partially thawed food must not be refrozen,
it must be consumed within 24 hours. Never
exceed the storage times indicated by the
manufacturer.

Energy Saving Advice

Do not install the appliance close to sources of
heat, such as a boiler or radiator or cooker.
Locate the appliance in a cool well ventilated room
and make sure that the air openings of the
appliance are not obstructed.
Avoid unnecessary frosting in the cabinet by
packing all foodstuffs into airtight packages before
placing them in the freezer.
Food which is to be frozen (when cool) should be
placed in the fridge before being transferred to the
freezer.
Try to avoid keeping the door open for long periods
or opening the door too frequently as warm air will
enter the cabinet and cause the compressor to
switch on unnecessarily often.
Ensure there are no obstructions preventing the
door from closing properly.

In the Event of a Power Failure

If there is a power failure during the storage of
frozen foods, keep the door closed. If the
temperature within your freezer should rise, do not
refreeze the food without checking its condition.
The following guidelines should assist you:
Ice Cream: Once thawed should be discarded.
Fruits & Vegetables: If soft should be cooked and
used up.
Breads & Cakes: Can be refrozen without danger.
Shellfish: Should be refrigerated and used up
quickly.
Cooked Dishes: i.e. casseroles should be
refrigerated and used up.
Large Pieces of Meat: Can be refrozen providing
there are still ice crystals remaining within them.
Small Joints: Should be cooked and can then be
refrozen as cooked dishes.
Chicken: Should also be cooked and refrozen as a
fresh dish.
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