Fridge-Freezers

  • Q: What can I do to preserve my food during a power interruption?

    A:

    If the electricity in your house goes off, the amount of time that the freezer will stay cold varies. A full freezer stays colder for longer than a partially filled one, and a freezer of meat will stay colder for longer than a freezer of ready cooked meals. To preserve the cold temperature for as long as possible, keep the door shut. If the freezer isn't full, you can use newspaper around product to insulate it, but remember to remove when the power comes back on. When power is restored it is strongly advised that fridge and freezer interiors are cleaned.

  • Q: What is a Total No Frost fridge or freezer?

    A:

    Total No Frost banishes ice from the fridge and freezer by blowing chilled air around both to reduce the humidity. Food packaging doesn't stick together, food labelling stays clearly legible and storage space isn't wasted by ice build up. Defrosting is never, or almost never necessary.

  • Q: I have to defrost the freezer more often than is indicated in the manual. What could be the reason?

    A:

    The door seal could be worn out. If you close the door with a piece of paper between the seal and the freezer you should not be able to remove it without any effort.

  • Q: There are different levels of energy consumption. Which one is the best choice?

    A:

    A and A+ offer the lowest energy consumption. This is better for the environment and for your wallet.

  • Q: How can I get rid of unpleasant odors in my refrigerator?

    A:

    Clean the inside with a mild cleaning detergent.

  • Q: How much free space should I leave open around a refrigerator?

    A:

    For freestanding refrigerators you should leave 5 cm on top and 10 cm behind the appliance. This will allow heat to be dispatched easily and reduces energy consumption. For built-in appliances the space needed is included in the specifications.

  • Q: What is the best way to clean my refrigerator?

    A:

    Clean both the refrigerator and freezer compartments about once a month to prevent odours from building up. Wipe up spills immediately. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power. Remove all removable parts from inside, such as shelves, crispers, etc. Hand wash, rinse, and dry removable parts and interior surfaces thoroughly, using a clean sponge or soft cloth and mild detergent in warm water. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners such as window sprays, scouring cleansers, flammable fluids, cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches or cleansers containing petroleum products on plastic parts interior and door liners or gaskets. Do not use paper towels, scouring pads, or other harsh cleaning tools. These can scratch or damage materials. To help remove odors, you can wash interior walls with a mixture of warm water and baking soda (2 tbs. to 1 qt (26 g to .95 L) of water). Wash stainless steel and painted metal exteriors with a clean sponge or soft cloth and mild detergent in warm water. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. For additional protection against damage to painted metal exteriors, apply appliance wax with a clean, soft cloth. Do not wax plastic parts.

  • Q: What should the temperatures be inside my refrigerator and freezer?

    A:

    A temperature of 3 to 4°C on average is preferred, with upper and lower limits of 0 to 7°C. At 7°C food will deteriorate more quickly.