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Fruit and vegetable bins and humidity control lid

The fruit and vegetable bins feature a unique lid which provides two functions:

  • The humidity lid seals the bins and provides a humid microclimate to extend storage times of fruit and vegetables.
  • 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 bins and humidity slide

  • Each fruit and vegetable bin has a humidity slide control that can be adjusted to a fruit or vegetable setting depending on what is stored in the bins.
  • 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 adjust the position of the control to the centre.
  • If there is too much water in the bins (due to the high humidity in the bins), 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 minimum amount of water in the bins is beneficial for fruit and vegetable storage.



Salad Greens

  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
Mixed fruit & vegetables

Fruit with skin/peel

  • Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Limes
Fig.25 Humidity control graphic

Slim storage drawer (where fitted)  

The slim bins at the bottom of the fresh food compartment provide storage space for items that you may want to keep separate from the rest of the refrigerator. These slim storage bins can be used for deli item storage, beverages or for defrosting foods.

Bottle holder (where fitted)

Fig.26 Slim storage drawer
  • 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.
  • If you are not using all or some of the bottle holders, the unused bottle holders 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.
  • Additional bottle holders are available through Customer Care or online at (this service is available to selected markets only).

Glass shelves

  • Glass shelves can be repositioned in the cabinet as desired.
  • Remove shelves by lifting up the back of the shelf and then pulling the shelf forward.

Drip tray (Ice & Water models only)

  • The drip tray is designed to fit into the bottom of the water dispenser panel.
  • To insert the tray always ensure that the rounded sides are fitted into the dispenser panel first.
  • The purpose of the tray is to capture any odd drips of water that may fall after dispensing.
  • The tray can be easily removed for cleaning (see page 36).
Fig.27 Drip tray

Manual ice system – RF522W and RF522A (non Ice & Water models only)

An ice storage bin which sits inside the upper top freezer bin provides storage for and gives you access to clean, clear ice cubes.

Fig.28 Upper left freezer bin, ice storage bin, ice tray, lid and scoop in correct position
Fig.29 Accessing your ice

Information about your manual ice system

  • To make ice, take the ice tray and lid from on top of the ice storage bin. Remove the lid from the ice tray and fill the tray with water. Place the lid back on the ice tray and carefully position it back onto the ice storage bin.
  • Once the ice is solid, take the ice tray and lid off the ice storage bin, remove the lid from the tray and twist the ice tray at each end in opposite directions. Turn the ice tray over the ice storage bin to dislodge the cubes into the bin.
  • Fill the ice tray with clean water and repeat to fill the ice storage bin.
  • Attached to the ice storage bin is the ice scoop which provides hygienic access to ice.
  • To access ice cubes, take the ice tray and lid from the top of the ice storage bin and place onto a flat surface. Take the scoop from the front of the bin, scoop cubes into vessel and then replace the scoop, tray and lid back to the top of the bin.
  • For maximum ice storage, level the stored cubes around the bin with the ice scoop.
  • If ice is not used often, old cubes will become cloudy, taste stale, will shrink and may stick together. Empty the ice storage bin periodically and wash in lukewarm water. Dry thoroughly and place back in the correct position.

Ice trays and lid (all other non Ice & Water models)

  • To make ice, remove the lid from the ice tray and fill the tray with water. Place the lid back on the ice tray and carefully position it on a flat surface in the freezer compartment.
  • To empty the ice cubes into the lid, hold the tray and lid together and twist the ends of the tray in opposite directions to dislodge.
  • Refill the ice tray with water 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.