Operating and installation instructions
Freezer
F 12010 S
F 12011 S
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance, it is
essential to read these instructions
before it is installed and used for the
first time.
en - GB
M.-Nr. 07 297 121
Contents
Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Temperature selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Temperature alarm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Switching on the alarm system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Before placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Freezing large items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Cleaning the outer casing, the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Metal grille at the back of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
After Sales / Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Contents
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Aligning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Appliance dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Changing over the door handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Guide to the appliance
a In-operation indicator light
c Super freeze button with indicator light
b Alarm indicator light
d On/Off and temperature selector dial
a Freezer drawers
(number of drawers will depend on
model)
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for
disposal, and can normally be
recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Disposal of your old appliance
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain materials which, if
handled or disposed of incorrectly,
could be potentially hazardous to
human health and to the environment.
They are, however, essential for the
correct functioning of your appliance.
Please do not therefore dispose of it
with your household waste.
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure that they
are recycled.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre or contact your dealer for
advice. Ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
It should be unplugged or
disconnected from the mains electricity
supply by a competent person.
Take care not to damage the pipework
at the back of it before or during
transportation to an authorised
collection depot.
In this way, refrigerant in the pipework
and oil in the compressor will be
contained, and will not leak out into the
environment.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Correct application
This appliance complies with all
relevant legal safety requirements.
Improper use can, however, present
a risk of both personal injury and
material damage.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the appliance, please
read these instructions carefully
before installation and before using
it for the first time. They contain
important notes on the installation,
safety, operation and care of the
appliance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any
future user.
~ This appliance is intended for
domestic use only, to store deep frozen
food, freeze fresh food, and to make
ice.
Any other usage is not supported by
the manufacturer and could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot
be held liable for damage resulting
from incorrect or improper use or
operation.
~ This appliance is not intended for
use by persons (including children)
with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge, unless they
are supervised whilst using it, or have
been shown how to use it correctly by a
person responsible for their safety.
Safety with children
~ This appliance is not a toy! To avoid
the risk of injury, do not allow children
to play with it or near it, or to play with
the controls. Neither should they be
allowed to swing on the door. Please
supervise young children whilst you are
using it. Older children may only use
the appliance when its operation has
been clearly explained to them and
they are able to use it safely,
recognising the dangers of misuse.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
~ Before setting up the appliance,
check it for any externally visible
damage. Do not install and use a
damaged appliance.
A damaged appliance is dangerous.
~ If the connection cable is faulty it
must only be replaced by a service
technician authorised by the
manufacturer to protect the user from
danger.
- disconnect from the mains,
- air the room in which the appliance
is located for several minutes and
- contact the Service Department for
advice.
~ The more coolant there is in an
appliance, the larger the room it should
be installed in. In the event of a
leakage, if the appliance is in a small
room, there is the danger of
combustible gases building up.
For every 8 g of coolant at least 1 m3 of
room space is required. The amount of
coolant in the appliance is stated on the
data plate inside the appliance.
~ Safe operation of the appliance is
only assured if it has been installed and
connected in accordance with these
operating and installation instructions.
~ This appliance contains the coolant
Isobutane (R600a), a natural gas which
is environmentally friendly. Although it
is flammable, it does not damage the
ozone layer and does not increase the
greenhouse effect. The use of this
coolant has, however, led to a slight
increase in the noise level of the
appliance. In addition to the noise of
the compressor, you might be able to
hear the coolant flowing around the
system. This is unavoidable, but does
not have any adverse effect on the
performance of the appliance.
Care must be taken during the
transportation and installation of the
appliance that no parts of the cooling
system are damaged. Leaking coolant
can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
- avoid open flames and anything
which creates a spark,
~ Before connecting the appliance,
make sure that the connection data on
the data plate (voltage and connected
load) match the mains electricity
supply.
This data must correspond in order to
avoid the risk of damage to the
appliance. Consult a qualified
electrician if in any doubt.
~ Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by a
multi-socket unit or an extension lead.
These do not guarantee the required
safety of the appliance (e.g. danger of
overheating).
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between it
and an effective earthing system which
complies with current local and national
safety regulations. It is most important
that this basic safety requirement is
present and tested regularly, and
where there is any doubt, the
household wiring system should be
inspected by a qualified electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for damage or injury caused by the lack
of or inadequacy of an effective
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
~ The appliance must be isolated from
~ Installation, maintenance and
– the screw-out fuse has been
removed (in countries where this is
applicable).
repairs may only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
national and local safety regulations.
Repairs and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous. The
manufacturer cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
~ While the appliance is under
guarantee, repairs should only be
undertaken by a service technician
authorised by the manufacturer.
Otherwise the guarantee will be
invalidated.
the electricity supply during installation,
maintenance and repair work.
The appliance is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– it has been switched off at the socket
and the plug has been withdrawn, or
– the fuse from the fused spur
connection unit has been withdrawn,
or
– the mains fuse has been
disconnected, or
~ Faulty components must only be
replaced by genuine Miele original
spare parts. The manufacturer can only
guarantee the safety of the appliance
when Miele replacement parts are
used.
~ This appliance may only be used in
mobile installations such as ships if a
risk assessment of the installation has
been carried out by a suitably qualified
engineer.
~ In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation by
cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
appliance and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any
damage which may be caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the guarantee.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Correct use
~ Never handle frozen food with wet
hands. Your hands may freeze to the
frozen food. Danger of frost burn.
~ Do not take ice cubes out with your
bare hands and never place ice cubes
or ice lollies in your mouth straight from
the freezer.
The very low temperature of the frozen
ice or lollies can cause frost burn to the
lips and tongue.
~ Do not refreeze thawed or partially
thawed food.
Defrosted food should be used up as
quickly as possible, as food soon loses
its nutritional value and goes off.
Defrosted food may only be re-frozen
after it has been cooked.
~ Observe the "use by" dates given on
food to avoid the risk of food poisoning.
Storage times will depend on several
factors, including the freshness and
quality of the food as well as the
temperature at which it is stored. Follow
the instructions given on food
manufacturer's packaging on storage
conditions required, as well as the “use
by” date.
~ Do not store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans). Thermostats switching on may
produce sparks which could present a
fire hazard. Flammable compounds
could explode.
~ Do not operate any electrical
equipment (e.g. an electric ice-cream
maker) inside the appliance. Danger of
sparking and explosion.
~ Do not store cans or bottles
containing carbonated drinks or liquids
which could freeze in the freezer. The
cans or bottles could explode.
Danger of injury and damage to the
appliance.
~ When cooling drinks quickly in the
freezer, make sure bottles are not left in
for more than one hour, otherwise they
could burst, resulting in injury or
damage.
~ Do not use sharp edged objects to
– remove frost and ice,
– separate frozen foods or remove ice
trays.
They will damage the evaporator,
causing irreversible damage to the
appliance.
~ Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seal, as these will cause the seal
to deteriorate and become porous with
time.
~ Do not block the ventilation gaps in
the appliance as this would impair the
efficiency of the appliance, increase the
electricity consumption and could
cause damage to the appliance.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range
for your appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Installing it in a room with too low an
ambient temperature, e.g. a garage,
can lead to the appliance switching off
for longer periods so that it cannot
maintain the required temperature.
~ Do not place electric heaters or
candles in the appliance to defrost it.
These can damage the plastic parts.
~ Do not use defrosting sprays or
de-icers, as they might contain
substances which could damage the
plastic parts or which could cause a
build-up of gases and pose a danger to
health.
~ Do not use a steam-cleaning
appliance to defrost or clean this
appliance. Steam could reach the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
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Disposal of your old appliance
~ Before disposing of an old
appliance, first make the door latch or
lock unusable.
This way you will prevent children from
accidentally locking themselves in and
endangering their lives.
~ Be careful not to damage any part of
the pipework whilst awaiting disposal,
e.g. by
– puncturing the refrigerant channels
in the evaporator.
– bending any pipework.
– scratching the surface coating.
Splashes of refrigerant can damage the
eyes.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these Warning
and Safety instructions.
How to save energy
Normal energy
consumption
Increased energy
consumption
In a ventilated room.
In an enclosed, unventilated room.
Protected from direct sunlight.
In direct sunlight.
Not situated near to a heat source
(radiator, oven).
Situated near to a heat source
(radiator, oven).
Where the ideal ambient room
temperature is approx. 20°C.
Where there is a high ambient
room temperature.
Temperature setting with
a thermostat which is
approximate
(set in stages).
With a medium setting of 2 to 3.
With a high setting: the lower the
temperature in the compartment,
the higher the energy
consumption.
Temperature setting with
a thermostat which is
exact to the degree
(digital display).
Cellar section 8 to 12°C
Installation site
On appliances with winter setting,
please make sure that the winter
PerfectFresh zone just above 0 °C setting is switched off when the
ambient temperature is warmer
Freezer section -18°C
than 16 °C.
Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C
Wine storage section 10 to 12 °C
Use
Only open the doors when
necessary and for as short a time
as possible.
Frequent opening of the doors for
long periods will cause a loss of
coldness.
Store food in an organised way.
If food is not stored in an
organised way, searching for an
item will mean the door is open for
longer.
Allow hot food and drinks to cool
down before placing them in the
appliance.
Placing hot food in the appliance
will cause the compressor to run
for a long time, as the appliance
will have to work harder to lower
the temperature.
Store food covered or packaged.
The evaporation or condensation
of liquids will cause a loss of
coldness in the refrigerator.
Place frozen food in the
refrigerator to defrost.
Do not over-fill the appliance to
allow air to circulate.
Defrosting
Defrost the freezer compartment
when a layer of ice 0.5 cm thick
has built up.
A layer of ice hinders the cold
from reaching the frozen food, and
causes an increase in energy
consumption.
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Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
Switching off
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories with warm water and
a little washing up liquid, and then
dry with a soft cloth.
^ Using a coin, turn the On-Off /
Temperature dial in an anti-clockwise
direction back to the "0" position.
Important:
To ensure the correct functioning of
the appliance, let it stand for
between 1½ and 2 hours after
transporting it to its final location
before connecting it to the mains.
Switching on
All indicator lights go out and the
cooling process is switched off.
Switching off for longer
periods of time
If the appliance is not going to be used
for a longer period of time, e.g. whilst
on holiday,
^ switch the appliance off,
^ switch off at the wall socket and
withdraw the plug,
^ defrost and clean the appliance out
and
^ Using a coin, turn the On-Off /
Temperature dial in a clockwise
direction away from the "0" position.
The higher the setting, the lower the
temperature in the appliance.
Forcing it beyond its range will
damage it. Turn it only as far as it
will go, then turn it back again.
The "in operation" and the alarm
indicator lights come on, and the
appliance starts cooling.
Allow the appliance to run for a few
hours before placing food in it. This will
ensure that the temperature is
sufficiently low.
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^ leave the door ajar to air the
appliance.
If, during a long absence, the
appliance is switched off but not
cleaned out and the door is left shut
there is a danger of mould and
odours building up inside the
appliance.
The correct temperature
It is very important to set the correct
temperature for storing food in the
appliance. Micro-organisms will cause
food which is not stored at the correct
temperature to deteriorate rapidly.
Temperature influences the growth rate
of these micro-organisms. Reducing
the temperature reduces their growth
rate.
To freeze fresh food and to store frozen
food for a long time, a temperature of at
least -18 °C is required. At this
temperature the growth of
micro-organisms is generally halted. As
soon as the temperature rises to above
-10 °C, the micro-organisms become
active in the food again so that it cannot
be kept as long. For this reason,
partially defrosted or defrosted food
must not be re-frozen. Food may be
re-frozen once it has been cooked as
the high temperatures achieved when
cooking destroy most micro-organisms.
The temperature in the appliance will
rise:
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
– if too much food is stored in it at
once,
– the warmer the food is which is being
put into it,
– the higher the ambient temperature
surrounding the appliance.
The appliance is designed for use in
specific ambient temperatures
(climate ranges). Do not use in
ambient temperatures for which it is
not designed.
Temperature selection
The temperature is set with the
temperature dial.
^ Use a coin to turn the temperature
dial clockwise away from the "0"
position to the required setting.
Forcing it beyond its range will
damage it. Turn it only as far as it
will go, then turn it back again.
The higher the setting, the lower the
temperature in the appliance.
In normal use, a midway setting is
generally sufficient. You should also
check the temperature inside the
appliance from time to time.
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Temperature alarm
Your appliance has been fitted with a
warning system which ensures that the
temperature in the freezer cannot rise
unnoticed. The alarm indicator light will
come on if the temperature becomes
too warm. The temperature dial
determines the range of temperatures
the appliance recognises as too warm.
The alarm indicator light will come on
– when the freezer is switched on.
– if the door has been left open for a
while, e.g. in order to load, to
re-arrange or to take food out.
– when freezing large amounts of food
at once.
– when there has been a lengthy
interruption to the power supply.
The alarm indicator light goes out as
soon as the freezer has reached the set
temperature range.
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Switching on the alarm system
The warning system is always active.
It does not have to be switched on
manually.
Super freeze
Super freeze
Switching off Super freeze
Switch the Super freeze function on
before putting fresh food into the
freezer.
The Super freeze function will switch off
automatically after approx. 60 hours.
The Super freeze indicator light will go
out and the appliance will continue to
operate at normal power.
Exceptions:
– when putting in frozen food.
– when freezing less than 2 kg fresh
food daily.
To save energy the Super freeze
function can be switched off once a
constant temperature of -18 °C or
colder has been reached in the freezer.
Switching on Super freeze
^ Press the Super freeze button.
When freezing small quantities of food
in the freezer, the Super freeze function
should be switched on 6 hours
beforehand. When freezing the
maximum load of food the Super
freeze function should be switched on
24 hours beforehand.
The Super freeze indicator light will go
out and the appliance will continue to
operate at normal power.
^ Press the Super freeze button; the
Super freeze indicator light will come
on.
The appliance works at full power to
lower the temperature in the freezer.
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Freezing and storing food
Maximum freezing capacity
Storing frozen food
To ensure that fresh food placed in the
freezer freezes through to the core as
quickly as possible, the maximum
freezing capacity must not be
exceeded. The maximum freezing
capacity for freezing within a 24-hour
period is given on the data plate
“Freezing capacity ....kg/24 hrs”.
When buying frozen food to store in
your freezer check
The maximum freezing capacity given
on the data plate has been calculated
according to DIN EN ISO 15502 Standard.
Freezing fresh food
Fresh food should be frozen as quickly
as possible. This way the nutritional
value of the food, its vitamin content,
appearance and taste are not impaired.
Food which takes a long time to freeze
will lose more water from its cells, which
then shrink.
During the defrosting process, only
some of this water is reabsorbed by the
cells; the rest collects around the food.
In practice this means that the food
loses a large degree of its moisture.
You can tell if this has happened by the
amount of liquid around the food.
If food is frozen quickly, the cells have
less time to lose moisture, so they
shrink less.
As there is not so much moisture, it is
easier for the food to reabsorb it during
the defrosting process, and very little
water collects around the defrosted
food.
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– that the packaging is not damaged,
– the use-by date,
– the temperature at which the frozen
food is being stored in the shop. The
length of time it can be kept is
reduced if it has been stored at a
temperature warmer than -18 °C.
^ Buy frozen food once you have
finished the rest of your shopping,
and wrap it in newspaper or use a
cool bag or cool box to transport it.
^ Store it in the freezer as soon as
possible.
Never re-freeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
Freezing and storing food
Home freezing
Only freeze fresh food which is in good
condition.
Hints on home freezing
– The following types of food are
suitable for freezing:
Fresh meat, poultry, game, fish,
vegetables, herbs, fresh fruit, dairy
products, pastry, leftovers, egg
yolks, egg whites and a range of
pre-cooked meals.
– The following types of food are not
suitable for freezing:
Grapes, lettuce, radishes, sour
cream, mayonnaise, eggs in their
shells, onions, whole raw apples and
pears.
– To retain colour, taste and vitamin C,
vegetables should be blanched after
they have been trimmed and
washed.
To blanch: bring a large saucepan of
water to the boil and immerse the
vegetables in the fast boiling water
for 2-3 minutes, depending on
variety. Remove, and plunge into
ice-cold water to cool quickly. Drain
and pack ready for freezing.
– Lean meat freezes better than fatty
meat, and can be stored for
considerably longer.
– To prevent chops, steaks, cutlets or
rolled meat from freezing together in
solid blocks when packed, separate
with a sheet of plastic freezer film.
– Do not season fresh foods or
blanched vegetables before
freezing. Only season cooked food
lightly before freezing, but care
should be taken as the taste of some
spices alters when frozen.
– Do not place hot food or drinks in the
freezer. This causes already frozen
food to thaw and increases the
energy consumption considerably.
Allow hot food and drinks to cool
down before placing them in the
freezer.
Packing
^ Freeze food in portions.
Unsuitable packing material
- wrapping paper
- grease-proof paper
- cellophane
- dustbin liners
- plastic carrier bags
Suitable packing material
- plastic freezer film
- freezer bags
- freezer containers
- aluminium foil
^ Expel as much air as possible from
bags etc. before sealing them, to
prevent freezer-burn on food.
^ Close the packaging tightly with
- rubber bands
- plastic clips
- string or bag ties
- freezer tape.
Freezer bags may also be sealed
using home heat-sealing kits.
^ Make a note of the contents and the
date of freezing on the packaging.
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Freezing and storing food
Before placing food in the freezer
Freezing large items
^ When freezing more than 2 kg of
fresh food, switch on the Super
freeze function for some time before
placing the food in the freezer (see
"Super freeze").
This also helps to prevent food that is
already in the freezer from starting to
defrost.
To freeze a large item such as a turkey
or joint of meat, the glass cold plates
between the freezer drawers can be
removed. To do this:
Placing food in the freezer
Fresh food can be placed in any
drawer for freezing, however it is
preferable to use the upper drawers.
Large quantities should be placed
directly on the glass cold plates to
freeze the food quickly. To do this first
take out one or several freezer drawers.
Each drawer and glass cold plate
can take a maximum of 25 kg.
^ Place the food flat in the base of the
drawers or on the glass cold plates
so that it freezes through to the core
as quickly as possible.
^ Make sure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
sticking together when frozen.
When freezing, make sure that food
already frozen does not come into
contact with fresh food being frozen
as this could cause the frozen food
to begin to defrost.
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^ Remove the freezer drawers, and
carefully slide out the glass cold
plate you wish to remove.
Defrosting
Frozen food can be defrosted in
different ways:
– in a microwave oven,
– in the oven using the “Fan” or
“Defrost” setting,
– at room temperature,
– in the refrigerator (the cold given off
by the frozen food helps to keep
other food cold),
– in a steam oven.
Poultry It is particularly important to
observe food hygiene rules when
defrosting poultry. Do not use the liquid
from defrosted poultry. Pour it away
and wash the container it was in, the
sink and your hands. Danger of
salmonella poisoning.
Fruit should be defrosted at room
temperature in its packaging, or in a
covered bowl.
Most vegetables can be cooked while
still frozen. Just put straight into boiling
water or hot fat. The cooking time is
slightly less than that of fresh
vegetables due to changes in the cell
structure.
Freezing and storing food
Never re-freeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
Ice cubes
^ Fill the ice tray three quarters full with
water, and place it in the bottom of
one of the drawers.
^ Once frozen, use a blunt instrument,
for example a spoon handle, to
remove the ice tray from the freezer.
^ Ice cubes can be removed easily
from the tray by twisting the tray
gently or by holding it under cold
running water for a short while.
Cooling drinks
When cooling drinks quickly, make sure
bottles are not left in the freezer for
more than one hour, as they could
burst.
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Defrosting
In normal use, ice and frost will form in
the freezer. If allowed to accumulate,
this will impair efficiency and increase
the consumption of electricity.
Do not scrape off ice and frost as
this can cause damage and render
the freezer unusable.
The freezer should be defrosted from
time to time. It must be defrosted if a
layer of ice approx. 5 mm thick has
accumulated. It is best to defrost when
only very little food or no food at all is
left in the freezer.
Before defrosting
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
at least 4 hours before defrosting to
ensure frozen food retains its cold
reserve for longer when taken out of
the freezer.
^ Remove the frozen food from the
freezer and place it in another freezer
or cool box, or wrap it in several
layers of newspaper or cloths and
store in a cool place until the freezer
is ready for use again.
^ Remove all the freezer drawers and
glass cold plates from the freezer.
To defrost
Carry out the defrosting procedure
as quickly as possible if food has
not been placed in another freezer.
The longer the food is left out at
room temperature, the faster it
defrosts.
^ Switch the appliance off with the
temperature dial, switch off at the
socket and remove the plug.
^ Open the freezer door.
To speed up defrosting, a bowl
containing hot water (not boiling) can
be placed in the appliance. Closing the
door in this instance will help retain the
warmth and speed up the defrosting
process.
We do not recommend the use of
hot air blowers such as hairdryers
for defrosting your appliance.
Never place electric heaters or
candles in the appliance to defrost
it. These can damage the plastic
parts.
Do not use defrosting sprays or
de-icers, as they could contain
substances which could damage
the plastic parts and which may
cause a build-up of gases and pose
a danger to health.
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Defrosting
After defrosting
^ Use a sponge or towel to soak up
any water from defrosting still in the
appliance.
^ Clean the appliance, and then dry it
thoroughly.
^ Close the appliance door, insert the
plug in the socket and switch the
appliance back on.
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
so that the freezer can cool down
quickly. The indicator light will come
on.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
is sufficiently low, place the food
back in the freezer drawers and put
them back in the freezer.
^ Switch off the Super freeze function
when the temperature in the freezer
is a constant -18 °C or colder.
The indicator light will go out.
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Cleaning and care
^ A range of Miele branded cleaning
and conditioning agents is available
from the Miele UK Spare Parts
Department, or via the internet at
www.miele-shop.com.
Never use cleaning agents
containing abrasive substances
such as sand, soda, acids or
chemical solvents.
"Non-abrasive" cleaning agents are
also unsuitable as they can cause
matt areas to appear.
Make sure that water cannot get into
the electronic unit or into the
ventilation gaps.
Do not use steam cleaning
apparatus to clean the appliance.
Steam could reach the electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
The data plate located inside the
appliance must not be removed. It
contains information which is
required in the event of a service
call.
Before cleaning
^ Switch the appliance off, switch off at
the socket and remove the plug.
^ Take any frozen food out of the
appliance and store it in a cool place.
^ Defrost the freezer.
^ Take out any removable parts, e.g.
shelves, for cleaning.
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Cleaning the outer casing, the
interior and accessories
^ Use warm water with a little
washing-up liquid.
^ Wash all accessories and drawers by
hand only. Do not wash in a
dishwasher.
^ After cleaning, wipe the outer casing,
the interior and accessories with a
damp cloth and dry with a soft cloth.
Leave the door open to air the
appliance for a short while.
Ventilation gaps
^ The ventilation gaps should be
cleaned regularly with a brush or
vacuum cleaner. A build-up of dust
will increase the energy consumption
of the appliance.
Door seal
Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seal. These will cause the seal
to deteriorate and become porous
over time.
The door seal should be cleaned
regularly with clean water and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
Cleaning and care
Metal grille at the back of the
appliance
The metal grille at the back of the
appliance (heat exchanger) should be
dusted at least once a year. A build-up
of dust will increase the energy
consumption of the appliance.
When cleaning the grille, make sure
that the pipework and other
components do not get broken or
damaged in any way.
After cleaning
^ Close the appliance door, insert the
plug in the socket and switch the
appliance back on.
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
so that the appliance can cool down
quickly.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
has reached the required
temperature, place the food back in
the freezer drawers and put them
back in the freezer.
^ Switch off Super freeze by pressing
the Super freeze button when the
temperature in the freezer is a
constant -18 °C or colder.
The indicator light will go out.
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Problem solving guide
Repairs to electrical appliances
should only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in accordance with local and
national safety regulations. Repairs
and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous. The
manufacturer cannot be held liable
for unauthorised work.
Some minor problems can be corrected
without contacting the Service
Department.
What to do if . . .
. . . the appliance does not get cool.
^ Make sure that the temperature dial
is not pointing to the "0" position.
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted in the socket and switched
on.
^ Check that the fuse is not defective
and that the mains fuse has not
tripped. If it has, contact the Miele
Service Department.
. . . the door will not open because it
has been opened and closed too
many times in succession.
This is not a fault. The suction caused
by opening and closing the door is
preventing the door from opening. Wait
a few minutes and then try again. It
should now open without force.
. . . the temperature is too low.
^ Turn the temperature selector to a
setting closer to "0".
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^ The Super freeze function has not
been switched off. The indicator light
is still on.
. . . the appliance is switching in too
frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether the ventilation gaps
have been covered over or become
too dusty.
^ Check whether the metal grille (heat
exchanger) at the rear of the
appliance has become too dusty.
^ The door has been opened too
frequently, or a large amount of fresh
food has been put in at once for
freezing.
^ Check that the door has been
properly closed.
^ Check whether a thick layer of ice
has built up. If it has, then the freezer
will need defrosting.
. . . the alarm indicator light is on.
The temperature has risen above the
setting on the temperature dial because
^ the door has been opened too
frequently, or large amounts of fresh
food have been put in at once for
freezing.
^ there has been a lengthy interruption
to the power supply.
^ the ventilation gaps are blocked.
Once the problem has been resolved
the alarm indicator light will go out.
Problem solving guide
. . . the Super freeze indicator light
does not light up although the
appliance is working.
^ The indicator light is defective. Call
the Service Department.
. . . food has frozen together.
Use a blunt instrument, e.g. a spoon
handle or plastic scraper, to prise it
apart carefully.
. . . there is a thick layer of ice in the
freezer.
^ Check whether the door closes
properly.
^ Defrost and then clean the freezer.
Too thick a layer of ice reduces
efficiency and increases energy
consumption.
If you still cannot remedy the fault
having followed these suggestions,
please contact the Miele Service
Department.
To prevent unnecessary loss of
temperature it is advisable not to
open the door while waiting for the
appliance to be serviced.
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Noises
Normal noises
What causes them
Brrrrr...
Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise can
get louder for brief periods when the motor is switching on.
Blubb, blubb....
A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating
through the pipes.
Click....
Clicking sounds are made when the thermostat switches the
motor on and off.
Sssrrrrr....
On multi-zone and frost-free appliances you can sometimes just
hear the movement of air circulating inside the appliance.
Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the
system is unavoidable.
Noises that you can
easily rectify
What causes them, and what can you do about
them?
Rattling, vibrating
The appliance is uneven: Realign the appliance using a spirit
level, by raising or lowering the screw feet underneath the
appliance.
The appliance is touching another appliance or piece of
furniture: Move it away.
Drawers, baskets or shelves are unstable or sticking: Check
all removable items and refit them correctly.
Are any bottles or containers unstable or knocking against
each other? Separate them.
The transport cable clips are hanging loose at the back of
the appliance: Remove the clips.
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After Sales / Guarantee
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself, or if the appliance is
under guarantee, please contact:
– your Miele Dealer
or
– Miele
(see back cover for contact details).
When contacting your Dealer or Miele,
please quote the model and serial
number of your appliance. This
information is given on the data plate
inside your appliance.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
N.B. A call-out charge will be applied
for service visits where the problem
could have been resolved as described
in these instructions.
Guarantee
For information on the appliance
guarantee specific to your country
please contact Miele. See back cover
for contact details.
In the U.K. your appliance is
guaranteed for 2 years from the date of
delivery. However, you must activate
your cover by calling 0845 365 6640 or
registering online at www.miele.co.uk.
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Electrical connection
Electrical connection U.K.
Non-rewireable plugs (BS 1363)
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
local and national safety regulations
(BS 7671 in the UK).
The fuse cover must be re-fitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost, the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words in the base of the
plug (as applicable to the design of the
plug fitted).
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable and moulded plug ready for
connection to an a.c. single phase
220-240 V 50 Hz supply.
Please ensure that the connection data
quoted on the data plate match the
household mains supply.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible. For extra safety it is
advisable to protect the appliance with
a suitable residual current device
(RCD).
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead. Extension leads do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance
(e.g. danger of overheating).
This appliance must not be connected
to the inverter of an autonomous power
supply, e.g. a solar power system.
When switching the appliance on, a
surge in power could trigger the safety
cut-out mechanism. This could damage
the electronic unit.
The appliance must not be used with
so-called energy saving devices. These
reduce the energy supply to the
appliance which could then become
too warm. Using such devices could
alter the specification of the product.
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Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
Installation
Do not place any appliance which
gives off heat, such as a toaster or
microwave oven, on top of this
appliance, as this would increase
the appliance's energy
consumption.
This freezer must not be installed
directly next to another refrigerator
or freezer.
The sides of this appliance are not
insulated, so installation next to
another refrigerator or freezer could
cause a build-up of condensate.
Further information is available from
your dealer.
Location
The appliance should be installed in a
dry, well-ventilated room.
It should not be installed where it is
exposed to direct sunlight or directly
adjacent to a heat-producing appliance
such as an oven or a radiator.
The room temperature should not go
above or below the climate range for
which the appliance is designed.
The higher the ambient temperature of
the room, the more energy the
appliance requires to operate.
Important: tropical / humid
environments
During periods of high humidity,
some condensation may appear on
outside surfaces of cooling
appliances. This condensation will
disappear when humidity levels
drop. For prevention, it is advisable
to install the appliance with sufficient
ventilation in a dry and/or an
air-conditioned room.
Please ensure that doors are closing
and sealing properly.
Please ensure that the appliance is
installed in accordance with these
installation instructions and that the
handle is fitted correctly. Should you
require further assistance please
contact your Miele customer service
centre.
Climate range
The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range of
the appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Climate range
Ambient room
temperature
SN, N
ST
T
up to +32 °C
up to +38 °C
up to +43 °C
The appliance will function perfectly
down to an ambient temperature of
+5 °C.
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Installation
Ventilation
Air at the back of the appliance gets
warm. To ensure sufficient ventilation,
the ventilation gaps must not be
covered over. The air inlet and outlet
must not be covered or blocked in any
way. They should be dusted on a
regular basis.
Installation
^ Remove the cable clip from the back
of the appliance.
^ Check that all parts at the back of the
appliance are unhindered. Carefully
remove any hindrance.
^ Carefully push the appliance into
position with the back of the freezer
against the wall.
Aligning the appliance
^ To align the appliance, adjust the feet
using the spanner supplied.
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Installation
Appliance dimensions
A
B
C
F 12010 S
850 mm
555 mm
624 mm
F 12011 S
850 mm
554 mm
623 mm
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Changing the door hinging
The appliance is supplied right hand
hinged. If left hand door hinging is
required, follow the instructions below.
^ Close the door.
^ Use the spanner supplied to unscrew
upper hinge pin d and refit it on the
other side.
^ Take care not to lose the washer.
^ Unscrew lower hinge bracket a, and
remove.
^ Then lift the door down and off.
^ Take hinge pin b out of hinge
bracket a, then refit in the other hole
of the hinge bracket. (Use the
spanner supplied to unscrew and
refit the hinge pin).
^ Remove cover c and use it to cover
the now empty holes on the opposite
side.
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^ Fit the appliance door from below
onto upper hinge pin d and then
close the appliance door.
^ Screw hinge bracket a into the lower
door bearing.
^ Use the long slots in the hinge
bracket to align the door. Make sure
you have tightened all screws
properly.
Changing the door hinging
Changing over the door handle
^ Carefully remove cover a and
stoppers b from the sides using a
flatheaded screwdriver.
^ Turn the handle 180° and fit to the
opposite side.
^ First screw it at the side and then in
the middle g.
^ Push cover c to the left by placing a
suitable wooden or plastic tool d in
the groove on the right hand side.
^ In the same way, replace cover a
and stoppers b on the opposite
side.
^ Carefully remove cover c.
^ Replace centre cover c by clipping
it in first on the left and then on the
right hand side.
Be careful not to let the tool slip,
causing damage to the appliance.
^ Loosen screws e on the handle side
and in the middle, and remove
handle f.
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