Care and cleaning – ZANKER KBA 17401 SK User Manual
• 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-
Hints for storage of frozen food
To obtain the best performance from this appliance,
• 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
• Do not exceed the storage period indicated by the
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.
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
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
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.
Defrosting the freezer
A certain amount of frost will always form on the
freezer shelves and around the top compartment.
Important! Defrost the freezer when the frost layer
reaches a thickness of about 3-5 mm.
To remove the frost, do these steps:
1. Switch off the appliance.