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Food Care



For Best Food Care

  • Store only high-quality, fresh food in your appliance.
  • Store perishable foods in the appliance immediately after purchase. Storing at room temperature increases the rate of deterioration and can allow harmful microbial growth.
  • Foods such as meat, poultry and seafood should be well wrapped or sealed in suitable packaging to prevent dehydration, colour deterioration, loss of flavour, and transfer of odour.
    • We recommend storing these foods on the bottom shelf of your appliance or in one of the bins to prevent potential spills and cross-contamination with other foods.
  • Ensure hot foods and beverages are cooled sufficiently before placing them into the appliance. Hot items may cause other foods to warm to unsafe temperatures. It may also cause sealed items to sweat/condensate  - which is undesirable.
  • Beverages are best stored standing upright in the door shelves or on the bottle racks provided.
  • Ensure raw and cooked foods are stored separately to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Consume food items within the recommended storage times. Discard foods that show sign of spoilage.
  • Keep door openings to a minimum to maintain optimum storage temperatures inside your appliance.
  • We recommend using ‘Max Cool’ or ‘Fast Freeze’ when you are adding food items to your appliance, such as after grocery shopping. This feature will ensure the food is chilled/frozen within the shortest period of time, locking in the freshness and extending the shelf life of your food.


Items Stored in Your Refrigerator

  • Dairy items such as butter and cheeses should be stored in the covered door shelf to minimise any transfer of odour or odour absorption from other foods.
  • Eggs should be stored in their carton to avoid absorption of strong odours through their porous shell structure.


Items Stored in Your Freezer

  • We recommend cooling carbonated beverages only when the ‘Bottle Chill’ function is active.
    • Do not store carbonated drinks without this function in the freezer. Failure to remove beverages could lead to freezing liquid and the likelihood of bottle/can explosion.
  • Ensure air is removed from packaging to avoid large formation of ice crystals and prevent freezer burn.
  • To maintain freshness and quality, we recommend defrosting foods in the refrigerator. Ensure partially or fully defrosted foods are never re-frozen - cook immediately.




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