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 Freezing Food and Freezers at Home

Which freezer is best for you, which food can be frozen, how to freeze individual foods, all the questions and more are explained in these pages.

These pages aim to help both the inexperienced and not so inexperienced in the various aspect of home freezing. Throughout we have used step by step pictures to help you in preparing food, how to pack it and how to make the most of your freezer, large or small.

Freezing food is the simplest and most reliable of preserving food. You will benefit from cheaper and better food, savings in your time and a wider range of meals to choose from. Simply select an item below to link to it immediately.

How does a freezer work?

We take you through the basic principles of how a freezer works. What are the parts used in a freezer and all about the refrigerants used in modern freezers.


Which type is best?

Freezers come in a variety of types and only one is best for you.

We give you impartial advice on how to decide the correct one for your needs.


Which features do you need?

Energy ratings are explained. We also explore how useful the fast-freeze facility available on many models.

We also outline the benefits of alarms, locks and what 'climate class' means to you.


How to Defrost a Freezer

Treat your freezer well and it will give you good service.

Avoiding frost forming, cleaning, de-frosting are all subjects which we deal with in this section.


Preparing food for freezing

Preparing fresh food is the key to successful freezing.

From vegetables to meat, sandwiches to ice cream, they all need the correct prepartion.


Thawing food

Different foods need to be thawed in different ways.

We show you how to thaw food, how long it will take and if you need to thaw before cooking.


Panic! Electricity Failure!

If there is an electricity failure, most types of freezer stop working.

How long will the food stay frozen? Can it be moved? We answer all your questions in this final section on freezing food.

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