STIRLING 83L Upright Freezer STR-H183W User Guide
CAUTION! The freezer is heavy – transport it with care! To avoid back or other injury, we recommend you ask someone for help or use a mechanical aid when moving it.
Getting it ready for use
Before you start installing the freezer, wipe the interior surfaces and accessories with a well wrung out cloth moistened with lukewarm water with a little baking soda added.
This will remove any dust from transit and storage and help remove the typical smell of a brand new product. Dry thoroughly.
Need the doors reversed?
Your new upright freezer has the capability of the door opening from the right or left side. If your set-up requires reversal of the door swing, please follow the instructions on pages 16-17 of the supplied manual.
Where to install
The freezer is designed for freestanding use. The floor must be strong, sturdy and level — adjust the levelling feet, if necessary. Avoid areas where the freezer would be exposed to direct sunlight, heat, extreme cold ambient temperatures or excessive moisture and high humidity. Installing it in the coolest area of the room will save energy consumption and running costs. Allow at least 12cm clear space at the back and 5cm at the sides so air can circulate freely around the freezer.
For comprehensive installation instructions, please consult the manual.
Before plugging in your new freezer, let it stand upright for at least 4 hours to allow the refrigerant gases to settle into the compressor.
Plug in the freezer and secure the power supply cord behind the unit, making sure the plug is accessible after installation.
When first starting up, and after a period out of use, allow the unit to cool down on the coldest setting (MAX) for at least 2 hours before placing food in the freezer.
The control for regulating the temperature in the freezer is located at the top of the freezer frame. The MIN mark indicates the warmest setting, MED is the medium setting suitable for normal use, and MAX is the coldest setting.
The first time you turn the freezer on, set the control to the MAX position. Then, after about 24 hours, adjust it to the setting that best suits your needs – a middle setting should be appropriate in most cases.
To turn the freezer off, turn the temperature control to MIN, which will stop cooling.
Then unplug the unit from the power supply.
The freezer interior
The freezer compartment is suitable for freezing domestic quantities of fresh food and long-term storage (up to three months) of frozen food.
For convenient access and organised storage, the freezer compartment is equipped with six transparent, easy to pull out drawers.
When freezing food, do not push food together too much, leave some space for air to circulate around each item. Do not place packages directly against the back wall.
When freezing large amounts of fresh food, keep in mind that it will take approximately 24 hours to freeze to solid frozen state. For best results, do not add other fresh food to the freezer drawer during this time.
Do not store food uncovered in the freezer.
Always use good quality, freezer-proof packaging to maintain food quality. Remove air from packages of solid food and seal bags tightly before freezing.
Give us a call
What? You mean this Quick Start Guide didn’t have ALL the answers? The manual has more comprehensive instructions, or speak to us. Call our After Sales Support on 1300 886 649.
Well done, you made it! Now sit back and relax … your new 183L upright freezer is automatically covered by a 3 year warranty.