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Refrigerator and Cooler FAQ

Never clean the appliance using abrasive cloths or aggressive detergents such as bleach, ammonia or alcohol, as this could leave permanent marks on the surface.  Use only soft, clean cloths, and non-abrasive cleaning fluids, specifically meant for the surface that you are cleaning, like stainless steel cleaning fluid.

Never clean the appliance using abrasive cloths or aggressive detergents such as bleach, ammonia or alcohol, as this could leave permanent marks on the surface.  Use only soft, clean cloths, and non-abrasive cleaning fluids, specifically meant for the surface that you are cleaning, like glass cleaning fluid.

A frost-free refrigeration system ensures dry conditions and food freshness by circulating air throughout the interior, preventing ice from forming on the insides of the appliance.  Fan-cooled refrigeration, on the other hand, requires the appliance to be defrosted now and again, despite guaranteeing the same level of air circulation and humidity control needed for optimum food conservation.

In "normal" fridge or freezer conditions, i.e. in terms of the quantity of food stored and the room temperature, the thermostat should be set to medium-low.  The maximum setting should only be selected in exceptional circumstances, such as when restoring operation after a power cut, or when temporarily exceeding the recommend storage capacity.  For more information, consult the user manual for your SMEG product.

Combined refrigerators consist of two more-or-less equally-sized compartments: a fridge compartment up-above, and a freezer compartment down-below .  Double-door refrigerators, on the other hand, have a small freezer compartment up-above, and a large fridge compartment underneath.

This area is ideal for keeping fish, meat, and other highly-perishable foods fresher for longer as it maintains a constant low temperature (28 - 37°F), and keeps humidity levels under control.  It is not suitable for water-based fruit and vegetables, however, as these could freeze.

You need to clean the inside of the fridge and freezer regularly, preferrably with water and vinegar.  Don't forget to let it dry, too.  Another tip to avoid unpleasant odors is to always wrap foodstuffs in plastic wrap, or put them in suitably-sealed containers.

Here are some useful tips:

-Set up your fridge in a cool and well-ventilated environment, where it won't be exposed to the sun or heat.

-Do not put hot food or drinks in the fridge or freezer.  Instead, wait until they have cooled down to room temperature.

-Try to limit the amount of times you open the fridge door, and always close it as soon as possible after opening.

-If you don't plan to use the fridge of freezer for an extended period of time, empty it, and switch it off, leaving the door ajar, so that air can circulate inside.