This parameter is more important than it seems. He is responsible not only for the high-quality freezing of products, but also for preserving their appearance and, most importantly, preserving their nutritional value. With different parameters of the set temperature, food will also be stored differently. The fact that you did everything right will be indicated by a long time of food storage, its aroma, and its appearance.
To find out the properties of the temperature regime, look for snowflake icons on the front of the device. Their number is proportional to the time during which the contents of the chamber will remain fresh:
* – one snowflake means that products cannot be stored for more than a week. It means that the temperature in the chamber is kept at minus 6
** – when frozen to minus 12 (two asterisks indicate exactly this), products are stored for up to one month
*** – three stars – three months of fresh products and temperature down to minus 18 degrees
* *** – at least 18 degrees of frost allow food to be frozen for up to 1 year
***** – deep freeze privilege. Manufacturers indicate this additional fifth snowflake on the freezers in which it is available. It tells about how quickly fresh fruit or meat reaches the required cooling – the smaller the difference between the transition from fresh to frozen, the more nutritional qualities of the products will be preserved.
We select the camera by the type of defrosting
Not a very convenient option for defrosting. As of 50 years ago, the owner of this type of freezer is forced to monitor the condition of the equipment on his own. Moreover, as the ice freezes, it must free the inner surface of the cabinet from it. And all this – with your own hands and at the expense of your time.
The modern consumer is used to benefits in the same way as he is used to self-functioning functions. Freezers with the No Frost auto-defrost system make the owners of the equipment even more relaxed. They don’t even think about manual defrosting – c No Frost cameras don’t know what frost is. The maximum they encounter is steam on the evaporator. And that – it melts when the evaporator heats up and flows down the provided chute into the tank, and from there it evaporates itself.
However, assurances that such devices do not need to be defrosted at all are slightly exaggerated by marketers. Such units should be turned off and cleaned inside the device once every six months. This way you will avoid unpleasant odors and the reproduction of bacteria.
Which is better: a freezer or a chest? Let’s compare their features.
- Basically, the freezer is the same chamber, only vertical. Due to this feature, it is convenient to use for cooling products on an industrial scale. Its technical characteristics contribute to this – in some units, the temperature can reach -45 degrees.
- Most models have a compressor type of cooling (excluding compact road models).
- A horizontal chest takes up a lot of space and therefore is more suitable for use in industrial and commercial premises.
Special features of the refrigerating cabinet:
It is produced only vertically, and therefore fits better into an average apartment and takes up less space.
The minimum volume of refrigerators is 50 liters, while that of chests is as much as 100. So, if you are looking for the most compact unit, for example, in the country, a miniature freezer will be the best choice. In addition, a small freezer will also come in handy on a picnic – take drinks that don’t need to be cooled or foods that can spoil quickly in a hot trunk.
Unlike chests, refrigerators are equipped with shelves – even if a bag of berries accidentally breaks, they can be easily collected – the fruits will not be scattered all over the cabinet.
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