Thanks to frozen food we never have to cook, food can be kept in the freezer for 3 months or longer. March the 6th is this year’s frozen food day. Why not celebrate with a cooked frozen meal in front of the telly? Frozen food may have been around for decades, but it wasn’t until after the creation of the microwave in the 1940’s that heating frozen foods became much easier.
Today you will see aisles of frozen foods in grocery stores from different brands with many dietary habits and nutrition requirements. The first brand of frozen food was in fact Birdseye in the 1930’s.
How long does food last in the freezer?
You can freeze a wide variety of food, remaining frozen and technically safe to eat as bacteria will not grow for many months. However, over time frozen food will deteriorate in quality. Storage time depends on the type of freezer you have so check your manual. All freezers have a star rating which indicates this.
* Freezer temperature is -6°c, food can be stored for 1 week
** Freezer temperature is -12°c, food can be stored for 1 month
*** Freezer temperature is -18°c, food can be stored for 3 months
**** Freezer temperature is -18°c, food can be stored for 3 months or longer.
Fruit and vegetables can be stored in the freezer for the longest time of 8-12 months. Please check the best before dates on the packaging. Cooked meat can be kept in the freezer between 3-6 months.
Here at EAW our best-selling freezer make is Iceking – this brand has been around for 25 years and has become of the markets leaders in refrigeration. It was created to provide customers an affordable yet quality product. All Iceking products come with a 2 year guarantee. http://www.ice-king.co.uk/
Saving you space in your kitchen the TF40W comes in white or black. With a compact 40 litre capacity, it has one wire shelf. The door is reversible and there is an adjustable thermostat.
The CF97W in white is a 4* chest freezer with 97 litre capacity. It offers a fast freezing solution and you can adjust the thermostat, so you can freeze less food without over-freezing it.. This freezer is suitable for outbuildings and has a A+ energy rating.
At just 48 cm wide, the RZ109AP2 is compact, making it perfect for those smaller kitchens. But that doesn’t mean you need to compromise on performance! It can hold up to 62 litres. It has a 4* freezing rating. Couple that with A+ energy rating and this Iceking Under counter Freezer will save you money!