FAQ Refrigerator


What different types of fridges are available?

Undercounter fridges that are fitted underneath the worktop are usually found in small flats and studio apartments. Conventional fridges are integrated into a tall cabinet. This type of fridge is available in white or Nero black, but can also be fitted with a decorative panel in the colour of your kitchen. And then there are the FoodCenter models: these giants among refrigerators offer not only a large cooling compartment, but usually also feature an integrated icemaker for making ice cubes, ice chips or ice water.

Are there fridges with an integrated icemaker?

All FoodCenter models feature an extra-large icemaker that produces ice cubes, ice chips or ice water. Let the party begin!

What is the most economic way to use a refrigerator?

Minimise your energy consumption and costs by defrosting your refrigerator regularly, positioning it in a cool place, not on the balcony, letting warm food cool down before placing it in the fridge and tightly covering liquids such as sauces.

How can I keep meat, fish and sausages fresh for a longer period of time?

To save you a daily trip to the butcher's, the Freshbox offers temperatures close to the freezing point, ideal for the prolonged storage of meat, fish, poultry and sausages. Alternatively, you can use the 0°C zone (at low air humidity).

How can I safely place big bottles in the fridge?

The fully extractable bottle drawers offer room for many big bottles in a handy removable basket. Bottle racks for horizontal storage are also available for certain models.

How can I place bulkier items in the fridge?

The break-proof glass shelves are height-adjustable, which means you can make space for larger items in your fridge. Some models have perfected the art of space saving: they feature divided shelves whose front half can be pushed towards the back of the fridge to free space for tall items on the bottom shelf.

How can I ensure maximum hygiene in my fridge?

An innovative synthetic material improves hygiene by significantly impeding the growth and spread of micro-organisms on the inside walls and door of your fridge.

What is the best way to keep vegetables fresh?

The 0°C zone (at high humidity) provides the ideal climate to double the storage time of fresh vegetables, salad and herbs.

Is there anything in particular to consider when planning to fit a FoodCenter fridge in my kitchen?

You'll need a dedicated water connection to use the FoodCenter's ice cube dispenser.

What is the energy saving potential of a modern refrigerator?

Compared to appliances with the energy efficiency label A, new generation of A+ or A++ refrigerators reduce energy consumption by 26% and 45%, respectively. Given a service life of 15 years, the lower running costs represent a significant economy. Local electricity providers may create an additional incentive by offering subsidies for particularly economical cooling and freezing appliances.

Why are the fridges fitted with LED spotlights?

A new lighting concept using modern, high-grade LED spotlights integrated in the side panels ensures effective illumination even when the fridge is full.

What is the Smart Shelf system?

The Smart Shelf system works without shelf supports. This makes adjusting the shelf height or removing shelves for cleaning much quicker and more convenient. The shelves are simply latched to the side panels by means of locking bolts. The system ensures a secure fit and makes the entire width of the shelves available for storage.

What is the purpose of the bottle drawer with a removable basket?

This additional cooling zone offers storage room for beverages at a pleasant drinking temperature. The extractable bottle drawer running on rails is particularly convenient. It contains a removable basket with space for six bottles. Its somewhat higher temperature makes this bottom compartment ideal for cold-sensitive food such as potatoes and exotic fruit.

Is there enough space to put a 2-litre PET bottle in the fridge?

Even 2-litre bottles can be stored easily and securely.

What exactly is dynamic circulation cooling?

Dynamic circulation cooling ensures an even distribution and circulation of cool air in a large cooling space. This means more flexibility in placing food in the cooling space, as well as shorter cooling times.

What is the purpose of the fast cool and fast freeze functions?

Food freshly stored in the cooling or freezing compartment can be cooled quickly and gently using the fast cool or fast freeze function.

What is the purpose of the holiday function?

With appliances featuring separate temperature control, the holiday function can be used to switch off the fridge compartment while the freezer remains in operation. This is recommended to increase energy efficiency when you're away for longer periods of time.

Why does the wine cooler feature two temperature zones?

The two cooling zones are vertically adjustable and can be set to two different precise temperatures suitable for white and red wine, respectively. Available temperatures range from 5 to 18°C.

What is the purpose of the in-door ice system (IDI)?

The IDI is a convenient way of dispensing ice cubes, ice chips and ice water. The sensor-controlled ice cube maker automatically provides the correct amount. The IDI is integrated into the fridge door instead of the freezer, which means you gain 20% of freezer space.

What is the purpose of the NoFrost technology built into FoodCenter models?

NoFrost technology means you'll never have to manually defrost your fridge again. All of our FoodCenter models are fitted with NoFrost technology, which means they defrost automatically at regular intervals.

Which colours are available for refrigerator front panels?

Our refrigerators are available in white or Nero black. However, there is the option of fitting your own front panel in order to fit the fridge perfectly into your kitchen.

What are the benefits of refrigerators with four different temperature zones?

Four different temperature zones offer greater flexibility. In addition to the fridge and freezer, our Royal model also includes a cold storage compartment (0°C zone) featuring continuous humidity control, which keeps food fresh up to three times longer than conventional cooling. Moreover, there is also a bottom compartment (8-12°C) with a bottle drawer, in which cold-sensitive food such as potatoes can be stored under gentle conditions and beverages are kept at a pleasant drinking temperature. These four temperature zones and the flexibility they bring make the Royal a unique model in our range.