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Caring for your appliance

 

Many commercially available cleaning products contain solvents that may attack the plastic components of your appliance and cause them to crack and may cause rusting of metal components (antibacterial and citrus cleaners are especially harsh). It is important to use only warm water and a small amount of liquid dishwashing detergent on any components inside or outside your appliance.

  • It is important to keep the interior of the compartment clean to help prevent food from becoming contaminated during storage.
  • The amount and types of food stored determines how often cleaning should be carried out (ideally once every 1 to 2 weeks).
  • Do not use harsh, abrasive cloths or cleaner, or highly perfumed, strong smelling cleaners or solvents on any part of your appliance.

 

Interior

  • Remove the storage bins from the compartment and wash in a solution of warm water and liquid dishwashing detergent. Rinse the bins with clean water and dry before replacing in the compartment.
  • The main storage tray can also be removed for cleaning. To remove the tray, slide the clips, located on the back sides of the tray, into the center of the tray (refer to fig 8). Ensure that the clips are pushed back to the sides once the tray is placed back into the cabinet.
  • Wipe the control panel with a soft, damp, lint-free cloth.
  • Wipe trays and interior surfaces with a soft, damp cloth and a solution of baking soda dissolved in warm water (1 teaspoon of baking soda to each pint (500 mls) of water).
  • To help remove any lingering smells add a few drops of vanilla essence or vinegar to the water before cleaning.

Fig. 8 Removal of storage tray

Exterior

  • Clean exterior surfaces with warm water and detergent.
  • Use a toothbrush for the magnetic door gasket.
  • The air inlet duct located on the bottom (refer to fig 7), left hand side of the product (accessed from the toe-kick area) should be cleaned at least once every 6 months with a cloth or vacuum cleaner. This will help prevent dirt or dust from blocking the inlet duct and reducing the efficiency of the product.

Vacation time

We recommend you leave your appliance operating while you are on vacation. Remove all perishable food from the compartment.


Fig. 9 Air inlet duct
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