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Before Using The Appliance; Freezing Food; Food Storage - Bauknecht GTA 135 OPTIMA Gebrauchsanweisung



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Your new appliance is designed exclusively for domestic use
and for storing frozen food, freezing fresh food and making
ice cubes.
Regulations require that the appliance is earthed.
The manufacturer declines all liability for injury to
persons or animals and for damage to property
resulting from failure to observe the above
procedures and reminders.
1. After unpacking, make sure that the appliance is
undamaged and that the lid closes perfectly tight. Any
damage must be reported to your dealer within 24
hours after delivery of the appliance.


Preparation of fresh food for freezing
• Before freezing, wrap and seal fresh food in: aluminium
foil, cling film, air and water-tight plastic bags,
polyethylene containers with lids, provided they are
suitable for freezing foods.
• Food must be fresh, mature and of prime quality in order
to obtain high quality frozen food.
• Fresh vegetables and fruit should preferably be frozen as
soon as they are picked to maintain the full original
nutritional value, consistency, colour and flavour.
• Always leave hot food to cool before placing in the
Freezing fresh food
• Place foods to be frozen in direct contact with the walls
of appliance:
A) - foods to be frozen,
B) - foods already frozen.


Refer to the table on the appliance (if provided).
Classification of frozen
Put the frozen products
into the appliance and
classify them; The storage
date should be indicated on
the packs, to allow use
within expiry dates.
Advice for storing frozen
When purchasing frozen food products:
• Ensure that the packaging is not damaged (frozen food in
damaged packaging may have deteriorated). If the
package is swollen or has damp patches, it may not have
been stored under optimal conditions and defrosting may
have already begun.
2. Wait at least two hours before switching the appliance
on in order to ensure the refrigerant circuit is fully
3. Installation of the appliance and electrical connections
must be carried out by a qualified electrician, in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and
local safety regulations.
4. Clean the inside of the appliance before using it.
• Before connecting the appliance to the mains supply,
ensure that the voltage corresponds to that given on the
rating plate located on the rear of the appliance.
• Electrical connections must be made in accordance
with local regulations.
• Avoid placing foods to be
frozen in direct contact with
food already frozen.
• For best and fastest freezing,
foods should be split into small
portions; this will also be useful
when the frozen items are to
be used.
1. At least 24 hours before
storing fresh food in the
appliance, press the fast freeze
2. Place the food to be frozen
and keep the lid of the
appliance closed for 24 hours. The fast freeze function
automatically deactivates after about 50 hours.
• When shopping, leave frozen food purchases until last
and transport the products in a thermally insulated cool
• Once at home, place the frozen foods immediately in the
• Avoid, or reduce temperature variations to the
minimum. Respect the best-before date on the package.
• Always observe the storage information on the package.
Eat fully or partially defrosted foods immediately.
Do not refreeze unless the food is cooked after it has
thawed. Once cooked, the thawed food can be refrozen.
If there is a long power failure:
• Do not open the appliance lid except to place ice packs
(if provided) over the frozen foods on the right and left
of the appliance. This will slow down the rise in