Fruit and vegetable bin(s) and humidity control lid
The fruit and vegetable bin(s) features a unique lid which provides two functions:
- The humidity lid seals the bin(s) to provide a humid microclimate to extend storage times of fruits and vegetables.
- The humidity lid prevents condensation, which forms at high humidities, from dripping down onto the fruit and vegetables by retaining it in the grooves of the lid.
Fruit and vegetable bin(s) and humidity slide (where fitted)
- The fruit and vegetable bin(s) has a humidity control slide that can be adjusted to fruit or vegetable setting depending on what is stored in the bin(s).
- If possible try to store fruit and vegetables separately. This will help extend their storage life.
- If there is a mixture of fruit and vegetables in the bin(s) adjust the position of the control to the centre.
- If there is too much water in the bin(s) due to the high humidity the control can be adjusted towards the setting with fewer drips (fruit setting) and/or the water can be wiped out as required.
- Remember a small amount of water in the bin(s) is beneficial for fruit and vegetable storage.
Mixed fruit & vegetables
Fruit with skin/peel
Fig.5 Humidity Control graphic
Vegetable bin divider instructions (where fitted)
To fit the divider, insert divider into bin on an angle, straighten and slot into place. To adjust the divider, fully extend the bin, partially lift the divider, slide sideways and re-slot into position.
Fig.6 Vegetable bin divider
- If the fresh food compartment door is left open the alarm will beep after 90 seconds and if the freezer door is left open the alarm will beep after 60 seconds.
- While either door remains open, subsequent beeps will sound every 30 seconds for 5 minutes
- A continuous alarm will sound if the door has been left open for 5 minutes or longer and the light will turn off. The alarm will stop when the door is closed.
- If the electronic controller detects a fault from which it is unable to recover an alarm will sound.
- When the fresh food compartment door is opened a fault code (specific pattern of lights) will flash red and green on the control panel to alert you to the fault. The audible alarm will stop when any button is pressed but the lights will remain flashing. If such a fault occurs, call your Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairer immediately; the fault code will help the service person find and remedy the cause of failure.
Roll out drawer (E415H model)
- The roll out drawer is suitable for storing fruits and vegetables as well as tall bottles and drinks.
- A vent/baffle is located at the front of the drawer.
- The temperature in the drawer can be adjusted by opening or closing this vent.
- Opening the vent fully allows more cold air into the drawer. Typical operating temperatures in this compartment are from 3°C to 9°C.
- The closed vent situation is ideal for storage of tomatoes, tropical fruit, cucumber, capsicum, etc. as these foods do not keep as well at colder temperatures.
- The open vent situation is suitable for most vegetables and fruits. Uncut fruit and vegetables with protective skin (eg apples and pears) can be stored without wrapping.
- To extend the storage life of other fruit and vegetables place them in loosely sealed plastic bags. This will reduce moisture loss and prevent excess moisture build-up.
Bottle holder (where fitted)
- Your refrigerator will come with 2 – 4 single bottle holders (depending on what model refrigerator you have). The bottle holders can be used to store a variety of bottles.
- To position the bottle holder in your refrigerator, simply slot the back edge of the bottle holder onto the back trim of any shelf in the fresh food compartment.
- Unused bottle racks can be stacked up on top of one another so they do not take up unnecessary shelf space.
- Bottles are best stored with the neck of the beverage facing the front of the refrigerator.
Ice trays and lid (where fitted)
- To empty the ice cubes into the lid, hold the tray and lid together and twist to dislodge.
- Refill the ice tray with water, place lid containing ice cubes on top and store in the freezer.
- Ice cubes are best stored in a closed container or plastic bag as they readily absorb odours and tastes from other foods.