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Temperature At what temperature in celcius should a frost free upright freezer run at and what number on the thermostat is the best one to use, a higher one or a lower one. There is no indication at all as to what is the colder of the two

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Recommended temp for a freezer is -17C. That's MINUS 17 degrees Celcius.

Usually the higher the number the colder the temperature.

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