Paola Italia Temperature Control
Your Paola Italia freezer has one control for regulating the temperature. The temperature control is located on
the lower right hand corner.
The first time you turn the unit on, turn the temperature control knob in a clockwise direction to
the maximum setting "7" and run for at least 2 hours before putting frozen foods inside.
This will ensure the cabinet is thoroughly chilled before food is put in.
The range of the temperature control is from position "1" the warmest to "7" the coldest. Adjust
the temperature control to the setting that best suits your needs. The setting of “4” should be
correct for home or office freezer use.
To turn the Paola Italia freezer off, turn the temperature control to "OFF".
Turning the temperature control to "OFF" position stops the cooling cycle but does not shut off the
power to the freezer.
If the unit is unplugged, lost power, or turned off; you must wait 3 to 5 minutes before restarting
the unit. If you attempt to restart before this time delay, the freezer will not start.
Large amounts of gelato will lower the cooling efficiency of the Paola Italia freezer.
If you choose to change the thermostat setting, adjust thermostat control by one numerical
increment at a time. Allow several hours for temperature to stabilize between adjustments.
Defrosting Your Paola Italia Freezer
When? For the most efficient operation and minimum energy consumption, defrost the freezer
when the frost on the freezer walls is excessive or ¼ to ½ inch thick.
Do not use boiling water because it may damage the plastic parts. In addition, never use a sharp
or metallic instrument to remove frost as it may damage the cooling coils and will void the
warranty. We recommend using the plastic scraper provided with your unit.
Remove the frozen food from the freezer and place it in a cooler to protect the food.
Turn the thermostat knob to “OFF”.
Unplug the freezer.. The Power Supply light should be OFF.
During the defrost process, the ice melts into the cabinet.
Remove the drain plug on the inside floor of the Paola Italia freezer by screwing out.
Place a shallow pan outside drain outlet. The defrost water will drain out.
Check the pan occasionally so the water does not overflow.
Clean the interior of the Paola Italia freezer.
Replace the plug on the inside floor, The Power Supply light should be ON.
Reset the thermostat to desired setting.
Allow the cabinet to cool for one hour.
Turn the temperature control knob in a clockwise direction to the maximum position “7” for a
minimum of 2 hours.
Defrosting usually takes a few hours. Leaving the door open will help speed the process. Also,
pouring warm water (not boiling) on the ice/frost will help speed melting. If you must use a
scraper- please use caution - it is very easy to damage the Paola Italia freezer compartment and void your
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Cleaning Your Gelato Case Freezer
Upon installation of your new appliance, it is recommended that it be cleaned thoroughly.
Turn the temperature control to "OFF", unplug the Paola Italia freezer, remove the Gelato.
Wash the inside with a damp warm cloth containing a water and baking soda solution. The
solution should be about 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of water.
Be sure to keep the door gasket (seal) clean to keep the unit running efficiently.
The outside of the Paola Italia freezer should be cleaned with mild detergent and warm water.
Dry the interior and exterior with a soft cloth.
The condenser coils should be vacuumed when they are dusty or dirty.
It is recommended that the unit be cleaned each time it is defrosted to help keep the unit odor
free and running efficiently.
Short vacations: Leave the Paola Italia freezer operating during vacations of less than three weeks.
Long vacations: If the appliance will not be used for several months, remove all gelato and unplug
the power cord. Clean and dry the interior thoroughly. To prevent odor and mold growth, leave
the door open slightly: blocking it open if necessary or have the door removed.
Moving Your Paola Italia Freezer
Remove all the Gelato Ice Cream.
Securely tape down all loose items inside your freezer.
Remove the rollers to prevent damage
Tape the doors shut.
Be sure the Paola Italia freezer stays in the upright position during transportation.
Energy Saving Tips
The Paola Italia freezer should be located in the coolest area of the room, away from heat producing
appliances or heating ducts, and out of the direct sunlight.
Be sure to wrap foods properly, and wipe containers dry before placing them in the Paola Italia freezer. This
cuts down on frost build-up inside the Paola Italia freezer.
PROBLEMS WITH YOUR PAOLA ITALIA FREEZER ?
You can solve many common freezer problems easily, saving you the cost of a possible service call. Try
the suggestions below to see if you can solve the problem before calling the servicer.