Glossary - Freezers

Freezers Glossary

 

Adjustable Temperature Control
The temperature knob is used to adjust the freezer temperature. This enables you to both prevent freezer burn and to save energy and consequently lower your utility bill by setting the temperature to a level that will just keep your food frozen.

 

Alarm
An inbuilt temperature alarm sounds (and sometimes a light flashes) if the freezer temperature rises above a preset safe level. You are then able to take corrective measures to prevent food spoilage.

 

Anti Bacterial Protection
This helps prevent bacterial growth and is found on the walls and door of some fridges. This makes it more hygienic and keeps the food fresher for longer.

 

Auto Defrost
An inbuilt temperature alarm sounds (and sometimes a light flashes) if the freezer temperature rises above a preset safe level. You are then able to take corrective measures to prevent food spoilage.

 

Baskets
Baskets effectively break up a chest freezer into compartments and make its organization easier.

 

Built-In (or Integrated)
Means your machine is built-in or integrated into a specific kitchen unit.

 

Built-Under
A built under freezer can be built underneath standard sized kitchen units.

 

Capacity Cuft
This refers to the internal capacity of the product in cubic feet.

 

Chest Freezer
Chest freezers are large rectangular or square models that open from the top. Ideal for extra storage for large families.

 

Digital Display
An easy-to-read display that shows information about temperature, programme progress, time left and a pre-set time delay. The amount of information available or displayed varies according to the model.

 

Energy Rating
The rating awarded to a product for its energy efficiency, A++ is currently the highest energy rating. Better for the environment and better for your energy bills.

 

Fast Freeze
Fast freeze is present in almost all the fridge freezers. The fast freeze helps in the rapid cooling of the food, this rapid cooling and heating helps in killing the harmful bacteria.

 

Freestanding
The front of the appliance is visible and can be placed anywhere in the kitchen, either underneath a work surface or stood independently.

 

Frost Free
Cold air is circulated throughout the freezer maintaining an even temperature and preventing the build up of frost.

 

Integrated
A type of machine designed to be hidden from view behind your kitchen cupboards to maintain a seamless overall design in your kitchen.

 

Interior Light
A light which switches on when the refrigerator door is opened. Allowing you to see more easily inside the appliance when looking for your chilled items.

 

Noise Level (dB)
The noise level in the fridge freezers indicates that how loud the appliance is. Since the fridge freezers performs whole day the noise levels are generally low. This is measured in decibels (db).

 

Open Door Alert
If you accidentally leave the door of the fridge freezer open an alert will sound to let you know you have left the appliance open. Vital for making sure you don’t ruin foods stored in the appliance.

 

Reversible Door
A reversible door is the one that can be mounted on either side, opening from right or left.

 

Super Fast Freeze
A super fast freezing feature allows food to be frozen quicker, preserving natural goodness and not letting foods thaw prematurely.

 

Temperature Warning Light
Alerts you if the internal temperature can no longer be maintained.

 

Twin Thermostats/Twin Cooling
Some fridges only have one thermostat for controlling the temperature of both the fridge and freezer. Twin thermostats allow you to control the temperature of the fridge and freezer separately. It ensures no mixing of odours and helps retain humidity to prevent food in the fridge from drying out.