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Topic # 224260 9-Nov-2017 17:36
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So after going around town for a few months, I discovered that my options for a vertical freezer was Haier or Haier. So we got the Haier.

 

Before I spend the next week researching what temperature to set the freezer to, I would ask for the collective wisdom.

 

My colleague sets it to -18C so I've done that. I know trucks with chicken will throw out all chicken if temp goes above -13C.

 

Somewhere in between the 2? Any particular reason (other than power), eg better food condition?


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  Reply # 1898458 9-Nov-2017 18:02
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Being a Haier it won't matter.

 

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/homeowners/haier_freezers.html


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  Reply # 1898464 9-Nov-2017 18:35
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The manual for our two-year-old Bosch says -18.



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  Reply # 1898468 9-Nov-2017 18:47
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eracode: The manual for our two-year-old Bosch says -18.


Ah I see, my colleague must have got that from her manual. Don't ask where my manual is.



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  Reply # 1898471 9-Nov-2017 18:48
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pctek:

Being a Haier it won't matter.


https://www.consumeraffairs.com/homeowners/haier_freezers.html



Haier = F&P, but with slightly inferior parts. Mate is a F&P R&D overseer.

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  Reply # 1898482 9-Nov-2017 19:17
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My Samsung is set to -18 and isn't adjustable.  I'd leave it at that 




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  Reply # 1898483 9-Nov-2017 19:19
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OK -18 it is.




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  Reply # 1898484 9-Nov-2017 19:19
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shk292:

 

My Samsung is set to -18 and isn't adjustable.  I'd leave it at that 

 

 

my samsung is just about infinitely adjustable


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  Reply # 1898488 9-Nov-2017 19:29
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i set it to how hard i want my icecream , i like it soft so i turn it down . It takes a little longer to freeze things but then it's fine.





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  Reply # 1898501 9-Nov-2017 19:53
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3 green lights is mine, Samsung vertical freezer. So if you want a hardcore scientific reading, 3 greens!  :-)

 

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  Reply # 1898627 10-Nov-2017 08:52
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I just changed mine - moved it from -18 to -16....not sure why...just so I could press the buttons :P


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  Reply # 1898628 10-Nov-2017 08:57
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I changed mine to -21. In my opinion the colder the better.





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  Reply # 1898651 10-Nov-2017 09:21
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E3xtc:

I just changed mine - moved it from -18 to -16....not sure why...just so I could press the buttons :P



You should try -15C, it brings better luck.

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E3xtc:

 

I just changed mine - moved it from -18 to -16....not sure why...just so I could press the buttons :P

 

 

For food safety the minimum should be -18. Most likely you will die, someday.





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  Reply # 1898655 10-Nov-2017 09:28
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Not that they happen very often in most places in NZ, but in the event of a power cut each degree colder will buy you time before your food is ruined


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