Care and cleaning – ZANKER KBT 23001 SB User Manual

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• the maximum quantity of food which can be frozen in

24 hrs. is shown on the rating plate;

• the freezing process takes 24 hours. No further food

to be frozen should be added during this period;

• only freeze top quality, fresh and thoroughly cleaned,


• prepare food in small portions to enable it to be rap-

idly and completely frozen and to make it possible
subsequently to thaw only the quantity required;

• wrap up the food in aluminium foil or polythene and

make sure that the packages are airtight;

• do not allow fresh, unfrozen food to touch food which

is already frozen, thus avoiding a rise in temperature
of the latter;

• lean foods store better and longer than fatty ones;

salt reduces the storage life of food;

• water ices, if consumed immediately after removal

from the freezer compartment, can possibly cause
the skin to be freeze burnt;

• it is advisable to show the freezing in date on each

individual pack to enable you to keep tab of the stor-
age time.

Hints for storage of frozen food

To obtain the best performance from this appliance,
you should:
• make sure that the commercially frozen foodstuffs

were adequately stored by the retailer;

• be sure that frozen foodstuffs are transferred from

the foodstore to the freezer in the shortest possible

• not open the door frequently or leave it open longer

than absolutely necessary.

• Once defrosted, food deteriorates rapidly and cannot

be refrozen.

• Do not exceed the storage period indicated by the

food manufacturer.

Care and cleaning

Caution! Unplug the appliance before carrying
out any maintenance operation.

This appliance contains hydrocarbons in its cool-
ing unit; maintenance and recharging must there-

fore only be carried out by authorized technicians.

Periodic cleaning

The equipment has to be cleaned regularly:
• clean the inside and accessories with lukewarm wa-

ter and some neutral soap.

• regularly check the door seals and wipe clean to en-

sure they are clean and free from debris.

• rinse and dry thoroughly.

Important! Do not pull, move or damage any pipes
and/or cables inside the cabinet.
Never use detergents, abrasive powders, highly
perfumed cleaning products or wax polishes to clean
the interior as this will damage the surface and leave a
strong odour.

Clean the condenser (black grill) and the compressor at
the back of the appliance with a brush. This operation
will improve the performance of the appliance and save
electricity consumption.

Important! Take care of not to damage the cooling

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 casing of this appliance is only cleaned with
warm water with a little washing-up liquid added.
After cleaning, reconnect the equipment to the mains

Defrosting of the refrigerator

Frost is automatically eliminated from the evaporator of
the refrigerator compartment every time the motor com-
pressor stops, during normal use. The defrost water
drains out through a trough into a special container at
the back of the appliance, over the motor compressor,
where it evaporates.
It is important to periodically clean the defrost water
drain hole in the middle of the refrigerator compartment
channel to prevent the water overflowing and dripping
onto the food inside. Use the special cleaner provided,
which you will find already inserted into the drain hole.