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  • The freezer is used for storing frozen food, making ice cubes and freezing fresh food.

  • 1.

    Never store fresh food next to frozen food as this can thaw the frozen food.

  • 2.

    Wrap and seal fresh food ensuring the packaging is air tight before placing into the freezer. Freezer or Polythene bags and foil is ideal.

  • 3.

    Never place warm food in the freezer.

  • 4.

    Never place glass bottles or cans in the freezer as the contents will burst when the contents freeze.

  • 5.

    When freezing food, divide it into portions that will be consumed in one sitting.

  • 6.

    Foods that are liquid should be stored in a plastic cups.

  • 7.

    Always consume thawed frozen food within a short period of time.

  • 8.

    Never refreeze thawed frozen food.

  • 9. After placing fresh food into the freezer, change the thermostat to 4 or 5 for 24 hours. After the 24 hour period you can change the thermostat if required.
    For more information, see the Fridge and freezer temperature settings topic.