Your freezer will automatically maintain the temperature level you select. The temperature control dial has 7 settings, plus OFF. "1" is the warmest, "7" is the coldest, and turning the temperature dial to OFF shuts down the compressor. Set the dial to "4" and allow 24 hours to pass before adjusting the temperature to your needs.
The ideal freezer temperature is 0 degrees F (-18 Celsius) for storing food and -10 degrees F (-23 Celsius) for freezing food. The temperature range is approximately +5 degrees F to -10 degrees F.
For every five degrees F above zero, the recommended storage time is cut in half.
Food stored above 0 Fahrenheit loses more nutrients and loses quality faster than properly frozen food.
The faster that food freezes, the smaller the ice crystals will be. Smaller ice crystals do not change the food's texture or quality when food is thawed.