Freezing and storage of frozen food. Groupe Brandt DRN1215J, DRP831JEC

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Freezing and storage of frozen food

Storage procedure

• Activate the fast freeze function by pressing the button (C) for continuous operation 24 hours prior intended freezing.

- with knob A, position



- with key C;

- knob position approximately between 4 and 6.

Upon expiry of this period insert fresh food

in the freezing compartment

. Do not let the already frozen packages touch the fresh ones.

Be sure to provide the NO FROST freezer models with enough room below the ceiling for cool air circulation, so avoid storing food over the marked maximum storage level (see Fig.).

• After 24 hours you may relocate the food

to the storage compartment,

and repeat the freezing procedure if required.

You may also remove the drawers and store frozen food directly on cooling shelves. Do not remove the lower drawer if you have a NO FROST appliance!

• For freezing smaller quantities of fresh food (1-2 kg), the engagement of the fast freeze function is not required.

Important precautions and hints for freezing fresh food

• Freeze only such food which is suitable for freezing and sustain low temperatures. Food should be of adequate quality and fresh.

• Select adequate packaging for each kind of food and pack it correctly.

• The packaging should be air tight and well sealed without leaking since this could cause substantial vitamin loss and dehydration.

• Mark packages with following data: kind and amount of foods and the date of loading.

• It is imperative that food is frozen as quickly as possible. We therefore recommend the size of the package not to be too large and to be cooled before loading into the freezer.

• The amount of the fresh foods that can be loaded in the freezer as a single load is declared on the rating plate. If the loaded amount is too large, the quality of freezing is reduced which in turn affects the quality of frozen foods.


Storage of industrially frozen food

The storage time and recommended temperature for storing commercially frozen foods is indicated on the packaging. Always follow manufacturer’s instructions for storage and use of frozen food. When shopping be careful to choose only food which is adequately packed and provided with complete data and stored in freezers where the temperature never rises above -18°C.

Do not buy packages of food wrapped with frost. This indicates that the package was thawed before at least once.

Take care that packages don’t start to thaw during transport to your home. Temperature rise shortens the storage time and affects the quality of commercially frozen foods.

Storage periods of frozen food

Recommended periods of storing frozen food in the freezer

Food Period

Fruit, beef

Vegetables, veal, poultry from 10 to12 months from 8 to 10 months



Chopped (minced ) meat

Bread, pastry, TV-dinners, fat free fi sh


Smoked sausages, fat fi sh from 6 to 8 months from 4 to 6 months

4 months

3 months

2 months

1 month

Defrosting frozen food

Partially thawed or defrosted foods should be used as soon as possible. Cold air preserves the food but it does not destroy microorganisms which rapidly activate themselves after defrosting and make foods perishable.

Partial defrosting reduces the nutritional value of food, especially fruits, vegetables and readymade meals.



Key Features

  • Top part is refrigerator, Bottom part is upright freezer
  • NO FROST version of the freezer, fitted with the fan and featuring automatic defrosting
  • FRESH ZONE compartment for preserving the freshness of fruits and vegetables

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