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Freezing Food; Rules To Observe When Freezing Foods; The Conservation Of Frozen Foods; Helpful Hints - Electrolux EU 2421 C Installation And Instruction Manual

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Freezing Food

Set the freezer to Quick-freezing operational status.
Wait at least 3 hours before introducing fresh foods
into the freezer if it has only recently been turned on.
If the freezer has already been working for some time,
turn the respective knob to the «S» position at least 24
hours before introducing the food into the freezer in
order to ensure better freezing results. This period of
time may be shortened according to the quantity of
When Quick-freezing is being performed, the com-
pressor works continuously, employing all of its refrig-
erating power to the maximum. Keep all settings as
they are for another 24 hours after the introduction of
the food into the freezer and then shift the settings to
the frozen food conservation positions.
Bear in mind the freezing capacity of your freezer; that
is, the maximum quantity of foods that may be frozen
in 24 hours.
This freezing capacity is 22 kg.
Distribute the packages of foods as shown in figure 6.
6 Kg
12 Kg
4 Kg
The wire shelf should be turned downwards.
Arrange the foods to be frozen in the upper compart-
ment so that these do not come into contact with al-
ready frozen products because the higher surface
temperature of the food to be frozen might cause an
increase of the surface temperature of the already fro-
zen products.
When the necessary freezing time has elapsed, dis-
tribute the newly-frozen foods into the containers be-
low to free the upper compartment for new foods to
be frozen.

Rules to Observe when Freezing Foods

All products to be frozen must be fresh and of excel-
lent quality. Each freezing package must be adjusted
to the family's consumption quantity in order to be
used just once. Small-sized freezing packages allow a
more rapid and uniform freezing.
Do not forget that once frozen foods have thawed out,
they spoil rapidly.
Fig. 7
Low-fat content foods are better conserved in the
freezer than those with higher fat contents. Salt
(whenever present) reduces the duration of satisfacto-
ry conservation.
Foods to be frozen must be enclosed in air-tight sacks
or containers especially indicated for this purpose.
Close these sacks or containers tightly to eliminate all
Never place bottles or cans of carbonated beverages
in the freezer. These might explode. Never introduce
hot foods or liquids. Never fill the freezing sacks or
containers with covers to the brim. Do not consume
certain products immediately after removing them
from the freezer (popsicles, etc.), because their ex-
tremely low temperatures might cause burns.
Indicate the freezing date on every sack or container
as a means of controlling conservation times.
Never open the freezer door or introduce new foods to
be frozen whenever a Quick-freezing phase is already
in progress.
When electrical current happens to be cut off, the
freezer door must not be opened. If the power failure
is of a short duration (from 6 to 8 hours) and the freez-
er is full, there is no risk that the food will spoil.
If the power failure lasts longer, the food must be con-
sumed as rapidly as possible, or otherwise cooked
and refrozen again.
On the inner door you will find a list of foods followed
by a number. These numbers indicate the maximum
period of time for which the food in question may be
conserved (in months).
On the front of the frozen food containers, labels have
been attached where you may write the date pertain-
ing to the freezing of the food (we advise you to use a

The Conservation of Frozen Foods

When the freezer is being turned on for the first time,
or after a prolonged period of disuse, turn the settings
to the previously-mentioned Quick-freezing status and
then wait at least two hours before introducing the
food to be conserved. You may then shift the settings
to the frozen food conservation positions. This two-
hour waiting period may be avoided if the freezer has
already been in operation.

Helpful Hints

Always check the preparation date indicated on the
frozen foods you buy and respect the expiration time
provided by the producer. Do not open the freezer
door too often and leave it open only for the minimum
time necessary. Unnecessary increases of tempera-
ture will notably reduce the duration of the frozen food
Make sure that all frozen food packages are intact;
otherwise the food may have spoiled.