instruction manual
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
TABLE TOP FREEZER
CTF34W12
Contents
Safety Warnings.............................................................................................................................................. 4
Unpacking....................................................................................................................................................... 6
Installation...................................................................................................................................................... 7
Location............................................................................................................................................................................................ 7
Levelling the Unit.......................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Installing the Spacers................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Free Space Requirements .......................................................................................................................................................... 7
Reversing the Door Swing.......................................................................................................................................................... 8
Cleaning Before Use....................................................................................................................................................................11
Before Using Your Unit...............................................................................................................................................................11
Product Overview......................................................................................................................................... 12
Front View.......................................................................................................................................................................................12
Rear Right Side View...................................................................................................................................................................12
Operation...................................................................................................................................................... 13
Switching On Your Unit.............................................................................................................................................................13
Adjusting the Temperature......................................................................................................................................................13
Noises Inside the Unit!...............................................................................................................................................................13
Preparations for Freezing..........................................................................................................................................................14
Defrosting Frozen Food.............................................................................................................................................................14
Cleaning........................................................................................................................................................ 15
Defrosting.......................................................................................................................................................................................15
Cleaning the Interior and the Exterior of the Unit...........................................................................................................15
Maintenance................................................................................................................................................. 16
Care When Handling / Moving the Unit..............................................................................................................................16
Servicing.........................................................................................................................................................................................16
Switching Off for Long Periods of Time...............................................................................................................................16
Condensation................................................................................................................................................................................16
Disposal......................................................................................................................................................... 16
Specifications................................................................................................................................................ 17
Safety Warnings
For your continued safety and to reduce the risk of injury or electric shock,
please follow all the safety precautions listed below.
• Read all instructions carefully before using the unit and keep them for
future reference.
• Retain the manual. If you pass the unit onto a third party, make sure to
include this manual.
• This appliance is intended for indoor household use and similar
applications such as:
-- farm houses and by clients in hotels, motels and other residential type
environment;
-- bed and breakfast type environment;
-- catering and similar non-retail applications.
• Ensure that the plug is easily accessible to enable disconnection from
the mains supply.
• Keep ventilation openings in the unit enclosure clear of obstructions.
• Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate
the defrosting process, other than those recommended by the
manufacturer.
• Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage compartments
of the unit, unless they are of the type recommended by the
manufacturer.
• If the mains cable is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer,
its service agent or a qualified technician in order to avoid a hazard.
• Choose a location for your unit away from heat sources such as radiators
or fires as refrigerant and vesicant are burnable.
• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit (The refrigerant is a very
environmentally friendly gas but is also combustible. Take care when
transporting or moving the unit to ensure that the refrigeration circuit
is not damaged. In the event of damage avoid naked flames or ignition
sources and ventilate the room in which the unit is placed for a few
minutes.)
• The unit must be manoeuvred by a minimum of 2 persons.
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• This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above
and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or
lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision
or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and
understand the hazards involved. Children shall not play with the
appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by
children without supervision.
• Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the
unit.
• If your unit is fitted with a lock to prevent children being trapped inside,
keep the key out of reach and not in the vicinity of the unit.
• Do not store volatile or flammable substances, such as aerosol cans with
a flammable propellant, in the unit.
• Do not store bottles or glass containers in the freezer compartment.
Contents can expand when frozen (fizzy drinks) which may break the
bottle and damage your freezer compartment.
WARNING
IT IS HAZARDOUS FOR ANYONE OTHER THAN AUTHORISED
SERVICE PERSONNEL TO CARRY OUT SERVICING OF REPAIRS WHICH
INVOLVE THE REMOVAL OF COVERS.
TO AVOID THE RISK OF AN ELECTRICAL SHOCK DO NOT ATTEMPT
REPAIRS YOURSELF.
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Thank you for purchasing your new Currys Essentials Freezer.
We recommend that you spend some time reading this instruction manual
in order that you fully understand all the operational features it offers.
Read all the safety instructions carefully before use and keep this
instruction manual for future reference.
Unpacking
Remove all items from the packaging. Retain the packaging. If you dispose of it please do so
according to local regulations.
The following items are included:
Wire Shelf
Rear Spacer x 2
The Main Unit
Instruction
Manual
Instruction Manual
If items are missing, or damaged please contact Partmaster (UK only).
Tel: 0844 800 3456 for assistance.
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Installation
INSTALLATION
Location
When selecting a position for your unit you should make sure the floor is flat and firm, and
the room is well ventilated with an average room temperature of between 16°C and 32°C.
Avoid locating your unit near a heat source, e.g. cooker, boiler or radiator. Also avoid direct
sunlight as it may increase the electrical consumption. Extreme cold ambient temperatures
may also cause the unit not to perform properly. This unit is not designed for use in a garage
or outdoor installation. Do not drape the unit with any covering.
Levelling the Unit
To do this adjust the two levelling feet at the front of the unit.
If the unit is not level, the doors and magnetic seal alignments
will not be covered properly.
Installing the Spacers
Screw the spacers to the left and right side
of the unit’s rear part.
screw
Free Space Requirements
When installing the unit, ensure that 25 mm
of free space is left at both sides, 50 mm at
the rear of the unit and 30 mm at the top
of the unit. The door can be opened to the
right or the left, depending on which best
suits the location. Please ensure there is
adequate space for the door to fully open to
160°.
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INSTALLATION
Reversing the Door Swing
Tools required: Philips style screwdriver / Flat bladed screwdriver / Hexagonal spanner
• Ensure the unit is unplugged and empty.
• To take the door off it is necessary to tilt the unit backwards. You should rest the unit on
something solid, e.g. a chair just below the top panel.
• All parts removed must be saved to do the reinstallation of the door.
• Do not lay the unit flat as this may damage the coolant system.
• We recommend that 2 people handle the unit during assembly.
• If you want to have the door swing reversed, we recommend that you contact a qualified
technician. You should only try to reverse the door yourself if you believe that you are
qualified to do so.
1. Remove the top right hinge cover.
2. Undo the screws. Then remove the hinge
bracket.
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INSTALLATION
3. Remove the top left screw cover.
4. Move the core cover from left side to
right side. And then lift the door and
place it on a padded surface to prevent it
from scratching.
5. Remove the screws and bottom hinge.
Then remove the adjustable feet from
both side.
Unscrew
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INSTALLATION
6. Unscrew and remove the bottom hinge
pin, turn the bracket over and replace it.
Unscrew
Screw
7. Refit the bracket fitting the bottom hinge
pin. Replace both adjustable feet.
Screw
8. Place the door back on. Ensure the door
is aligned horizontally and vertically
so that the seals are closed on all sides
before finally tightening the top hinge.
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INSTALLATION
9. Insert the hinge bracket and screw it to
the top of the unit.
10.Use a spanner to tighten it if necessary.
11.Put the hinge cover and the screw cover
back.
12.With the door closed, check that the
door is aligned horizontally and vertically
and that the seals are closed on all sides
before finally tightening the bottom
hinge. Re-adjust the levelling feet as
needed.
Cleaning Before Use
Wipe the inside of the unit with a weak solution of bicarbonate soda. Then rinse with warm
water using a sponge or cloth. Wipe completely dry before replacing the shelves, drawers
and salad bin. Clean the exterior of the unit with a damp cloth.
If you require more information refer to the Cleaning section.
• Before Plugging in YOU MUST
Check that you have a socket which is compatible with the plug supplied with the unit.
• Before Turning On!
Do not turn on until two hours after moving the unit. The coolant fluid needs time to settle.
Before Using Your Unit
Before placing any food in your unit, turn it on and wait for 24 hours, to make sure it is
working properly and to allow it time to fall to the correct temperature. Your unit should not
be overfilled.
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Product Overview
Front View
Wire Shelf
Levelling Feet
Rear Right Side View
NORMAL
Thermostat
Control Dial
MIN
MAX
THERMOSTAT
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Operation
Switching On Your Unit
1. Connect the mains cable to the mains socket. The
internal temperature of the wine cooler is controlled
by a thermostat. There are 3 settings, MIN, NORMAL,
MAX.
2. After the unit has been on for 20 minutes adjust
the thermostat control dial to NORMAL. This is the
recommended setting when operating at normal room
temperature (between 16°C and 32°C).
NORMAL
MIN
MAX
3. The unit may not operate at the correct temperature if
it is in a particularly hot or a particularly cold room, or
if you open the door often.
4. To ensure that the unit is cool enough to sufficiently
chill your food, wait 24 hours before filling it with food.
5. If you are concerned that your unit is not being kept
cold enough and wish to check the temperature, you
will need a special fridge/freezer thermometer. These
are available from most supermarkets and hardware
shops.
Place the thermometer in the centre of the unit, where
it can be read easily. Leave overnight, the temperature
in the unit should be between -18°C or lower.
Adjusting the Temperature
The internal temperature of the unit is controlled by a thermostat. MAX position is the coldest
setting and it is used for fast freezing. The recommended position is between MIN and MAX, but
it should be adjusted according to the environment.
Noises Inside the Unit!
You may notice that your unit makes some unusual noises. Most of these are perfectly normal,
but you should be aware of them!
These noises are caused by the circulation of the refrigerant liquid in the cooling system. It has
become more pronounced since the introduction of CFC free gases. This is not a fault and will
not affect the performance of your unit. This is the compressor motor working, as it pumps the
refrigerant around the system.
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Preparations for Freezing
• Use quality food and handle it as little as possible. Freeze food in small quantities as it freezes
faster, takes less time to defrost and enables you to control the quantity you need better.
• Leave cooked food to cool completely. Chill food before freezing if possible.
• Consider how you will want to cook the food before freezing it.
• Don’t freeze food in metal containers if you may want to microwave it straight from the
freezer.
• Use special freezer bags, freezer film, polythene bags, plastic containers, and aluminium foil
(heavy duty grade only). If in doubt, double wrap your food. Don’t use aluminium foil for
acidic foods, e.g. citrus fruits. Don’t use thin cling film, glass, or used food containers without
cleaning.
• Exclude as much air from the container as possible. You could buy a special vacuum pump
which sucks excessive air out of the packaging.
• Leave a small amount of air space when freezing liquids to allow expansion.
• You can use the space in the freezer most efficiently if you freeze
liquids (or solids with liquids, e.g. stew) in square blocks. This is known
as “Preforming”. Pour the liquid into a polythene bag which is inside a
square sided container. Freeze it, and then remove it from the container
and seal the bag.
• Label your frozen foods as they will look the same when in frozen state.
Use special freezer tapes, labels and pens with different colours. This
allows you to easily organise and to effectively use the freezer. Write the
contents and date; otherwise the frozen food might exceed the storage
time and this could cause food poisoning. Please refer to your food
packaging for the recommended storage time.
You may also add the weight and cooking notes, e.g. “defrost first”, “cook from frozen” and keep
a separate log of what is in each drawer. This will save opening the door and searching around
unnecessarily.
Defrosting Frozen Food
1. Take the frozen food out from the unit and uncover the frozen food. Let it defrost at room
temperature. Don’t forget that defrosting in a warm area encourages the growth of bacteria
and low temperature cooking may not destroy dangerous bacteria.
2. Drain off and throw away any liquid lost during defrosting.
3. Always make sure there are no ice-crystals in the food before cooking, particularly with meat.
These crystals indicate that the food has not fully defrosted.
4. Cook food as soon as possible after defrosting.
5. Many microwaves and ovens have a defrost setting. To avoid bacterial build up, only use
these if you intend to cook the food immediately afterwards.
Never re-freeze anything that has been defrosted unless you cook it again, to kill off harmful
bacteria. Never re-freeze defrosted shellfish. Re-seal packs properly after removing items. This
prevents drying or freezer-burn and a build up of frost on any remaining food.
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Cleaning
Defrosting
Frost might build up in the unit after it has been used for a period of time. Scrape away the frost
using a plastic scraper (not included).
Do not use a metal or sharp instrument to scrape away the frost, nor should you use any electrical
appliances to aid defrosting.
We recommend that defrosting should be carried out when the frost layer builds up to 10 mm
(0.39”). Choose a time when the stock of frozen food is low, follow these procedures:
1. Take out the food, turn the unit off at the mains supply and leave the door open. Ideally, the
frozen food should be put into another freezer. If this is not possible, wrap the food in several
sheets of newspaper or large towels and then a thick blanket to keep it cool.
2. Place a shallow bowl or pan below the unit. Scrape away the frost
using the plastic scraper. Defrosting the remaining frost can be
speeded up by placing a bowl of hot water inside the unit and
closing the door. As the solid frost loosens, scrape it away with the
plastic scraper and remove.
3. When defrosting is complete, clean your unit’s interior and exterior.
Cleaning the Interior and the Exterior of the Unit
• Remove the shelf before cleaning.
• Wipe the inside of the unit with a weak solution of bicarbonate soda and then rinse with
warm water using a ‘wrung-out’ sponge or cloth. Wipe completely dry before replacing the
shelf.
• Use a damp cloth to clean the exterior, and then wipe with a standard furniture polish. Make
sure that the door is closed to avoid the polish getting on the magnetic door seal or inside
the unit.
• The grille of the condenser at the back of the unit and the adjacent components can be
vacuumed using a soft brush attachment.
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Maintenance
Care When Handling / Moving the Unit
Hold the unit around its sides or base when moving it.
Servicing
The unit should be serviced by an authorised engineer and only genuine spare parts should be
used. Under no circumstances should you attempt to repair the unit yourself. Repairs carried
out by inexperienced persons may cause injury or serious malfunction. Contact a qualified
technician.
Switching Off for Long Periods of Time
When the unit is not in use for a long period of time, disconnect it from the mains supply, empty
all food and clean the unit, leaving the door ajar to prevent unpleasant smells.
Condensation
Condensation may appear on the outside of the unit. This may be due to a change in room
temperature. Wipe off any moisture residue. If the problem continues, please contact a qualified
technician for assistance.
Disposal
Old units still have some residual value. An environmentally friendly method of disposal will
ensure that valuable raw materials can be recovered and used again. The refrigerant used in
your unit and insulation materials require special disposal procedures. Ensure that none of the
pipes on the back of the unit are damaged prior to disposal.
Up to date information concerning options of disposing of your old unit and packaging from
the new one can be obtained from your local council office.
When disposing of an old unit break off any old locks or latches and remove the door as a
safeguard.
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Specifications
Model
Net Frozen Food Storage Volume
(Four-Star Compartment)
CTF34W12
34L
Storage Temperature
≤ -18°C
Energy Consumption
0.412kWh / 24h
Energy consumption 150 kWh per year, based on standard test results for 24 hours.
Actual energy consumption will depend on how the appliance is used and where it is located.
Appliance Category
Category 8 (Upright Freezer)
Energy Grading
A+
EU Ecolabel
N/A
Defrosting Type
Manual Defrost
Climate Class
ST
This appliance is intended to be used at an ambient temperature between 16°C and 32°C.
Airborne Acoustical Noise
41dB
Temperature Rise Time
≥14hr
Freezing Capacity
2.0kg / 24h
Rated Voltage
220-240V~
Rated Current
0.55A
Overall Dimension (W x D x H)
440 x 490 x 510 mm
Features and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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For general information about this appliance
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www.knowhow.com/knowledgebank or call 0344 5611234.
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The symbol on the product or its packaging indicates that this
product must not be disposed of with your other household
waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to dispose of your waste
equipment by handing it over to a designated collection point
for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment.
The separate collection and recycling of your waste equipment
at the time of disposal will help conserve natural resources
and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human
health and the environment.
For more information about where you can drop off your waste
for recycling, please contact your local authority, or where you
purchased your product.
DSG Retail Ltd. (co. no. 504877)
Maylands Avenue, Hemel Hempstead, Herts., HP2 7TG, UK.
IB-CTF34W12-140429V5
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