Defrosting the appliance. Groupe Brandt DRS1024J, DRS1022J

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Recommended periods of storing frozen food in the freezer


Fruit, beef

Vegetables, veal, poultry



Chopped (minced ) meat

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


Smoked sausages, fat fi sh


from 10 to12 months from 8 to 10 months from 6 to 8 months from 4 to 6 months

4 months

3 months

2 months

1 month

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.

Defrosting the appliance

Refrigerator needs no special defrosting procedure, because ice deposited at the inner back wall is defrosted automatically.

Ice deposited on the inner back wall during the compressor operation is defrosted when the compressor stops operating, and condensed water drops are drained through the outlet in the inner back wall into the drain pan situated above the compressor where it evaporates. In case you should notice excessive ice formation at the rear refrigerator panel (3-5 mm thick), switch the appliance off and thaw it manually.

• Clean the freezer when the frost layer in the freezer reaches thickness of around 3-5 mm.

• 24 hours before defrosting activate the fast freeze function

(see relevant control chapter depending upon the model of the appliance – fast freezing) for continuous operation in order to additionally freeze the food inside. After that period take the food out of the freezer and protect them from excessive thawing.

• Switch the appliance off (see the relevant control chapter for ON/OFF function) and pull the power cord from the wall socket.

• Place a convenient absorbent cloth underneath to collect the



Key Features

  • Electronically regulated temperature control for precise cooling.
  • Spacious refrigerator compartment with adjustable shelves and door balconies for flexible storage.
  • Dedicated ZERO'N'FRESH compartment for preserving the freshness and flavor of delicate foods.
  • Four-star freezer compartment for efficient freezing and long-term food storage.
  • Reversible door hinge for convenient placement in any kitchen layout.
  • Self-closing shear door hinge for gentle and secure door closure.

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Frequently Answers and Questions

What is the purpose of the ZERO'N'FRESH compartment?
The ZERO'N'FRESH compartment maintains a slightly cooler temperature than the refrigerator, creating an ideal environment for preserving the freshness and flavor of delicate foods like fruits, vegetables, and meats.
Can I adjust the temperature of the refrigerator and freezer compartments?
Yes, the DRS1022J features electronical temperature regulation, allowing you to set and adjust the temperature of both compartments independently for optimal food storage.
How do I change the direction of the door opening?
Refer to the 'Changing the Direction of Opening the Door' section in the instruction manual for detailed steps on how to reverse the door hinge.