Frozen food can be stored anywhere inside the freezer, but
should be kept at least 5 mm below the top edge.
Never exceed the maximum storage time for purchased
When you buy frozen food, make sure that it has been
stored at the correct temperature. Do not buy products
which have wet or damaged packaging.
Place purchased products in your freezer as quickly as
possible. We recommend using an insulated bag to bring
such products home with you.
Never place bottles, warm objects, or fizzy drinks in the
Only use fresh food of the best quality. Cool hot dishes to
room temperature as quickly as possible before placing
them in the freezer.
Wrap food carefully in freezer foil, or use the special freezer
boxes or bags which are on the market. Divide food into
small portions before freezing - this ensures that freezing is
more rapid, and means that you only need to defrost the
amount needed for immediate consumption.
Remember that defrosted food must not be re-frozen.
However, dishes which have been made using defrosted
food may be frozen.
Mark the freezer packaging with the date of freezing. We
recommend keeping a record of the contents of your
If freezing is too slow, the quality of the food being frozen
deteriorates. Consequently, do not freeze larger amounts
than stated in the freezers data plate. If you wish to freeze
food several days in a row, the maximum freezing
capacity stated per day is reduced by about one-third.
As far as possible, keep the lid closed during freezing. If
you know nothing about home freezing, we recommend
that you purchase a book containing advice and
In general food should not be defrosted at room
temperature, since this increases the risk of bacteria
growth. It is best to defrost large portions of meat or
poultry in the refrigerator, and this also applies to food
which is to be consumed as it is (e.g. fruit, butter and
Small portions of food can be cooked straight from the
freezer. A good number of ready-to-cook dishes can also
be cooked without defrosting. Always observe the
instructions on product packaging.
Bread tastes good when defrosted in a moderate oven.
Microwave ovens can be used for the rapid defrosting of
most frozen foods. Observe the instructions for use of
the microwave oven concerned.
Spare baskets can be obtained from your local Service
The illustrations on this page show how many baskets
can be placed in the various freezer models.
Measure the length of your freezer and find the
appropriate illustration. The number above each
illustration indicates its length in millimetres.