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18-10-2013, 07:23 PM
Hi guys,

Got a new Zanussi integrated fridge freezer fitted today.

There are 2 plastic things in the freezer compartment called as Cold Accumulators. What are these? Can I safely keep it out without causing any problems?

The manual says they are used to keep food cold in case of a power failure which hardly happens here. So is that the only function? Or does it help in some kind of energy saving?

I am happy to keep it in if energy saving, power saving, etc else no real use.

Kindly comment.


18-10-2013, 09:48 PM
A posh freezer bloc.

install monkey
18-10-2013, 10:24 PM
put em in the fridge to keep ur beers cool!:rolleyes:

19-10-2013, 10:14 AM
:D posh freezer blocks

They are eutectic bricks and I would leave them in the fridge as they do give you some energy saving. They store energy when fridge is not being opened a lot and release this stored energy when you are opening the fridge.

But as install says they are really handy for chucking in your cooler box for a "road trip"

19-10-2013, 09:42 PM
The cold accumulator increases storage times in the event of a power cut or breakdown. It must be placed on top
of the food.
Removal of this unit will increase the capacity of the
fast freezing compartment but will reduce storage
times in the event of a power cut or breakdown.