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2 Chapter 9 Choosing Kitchen Appliances Part 2 The Management of Food

3 Objective Evaluate safety seals, warranties, and energy labeling to help you make purchase decisions when buying kitchen appliances. courtesy of Maytag Appliances

4 Safety Seals Look for safety seals on appliances, which indicate the appliances have passed safety tests performed by an independent agency and meet industry standards.

5 Warranties A warranty is a seller’s promise that a product will be free of defects and will perform as specified. A full warranty provides for free repair or replacement of a faulty product. A limited warranty includes conditions for service, repair, or replacement.  Why should the conditions of a warranty be one of the factors you consider when purchasing an appliance?

6 Energy Labeling EnergyGuide labels are required on many major appliances to show an estimate of yearly energy use. ENERGY STAR labels may appear on appliances that exceed federal minimum energy standards.

7 Apply It! A reputable dealer has an off-brand range with no safety seal. It comes with a two-year limited warranty. An unfamiliar store offers a brand-name range with a safety seal and a one-year full warranty at the same price. The EnergyGuide label shows a higher estimated energy use than the first range.  Use this safety seal, warranty, and energy labeling information to decide which range to buy.

8 Objective Describe styles and features of major kitchen appliances.

9 Range Styles Freestanding –has finished sides –may be placed at end of counter –may have a second oven above the cooktop Slide-in –fits between cabinets –sits on floor –has oven below rangetop Drop-in –fits between cabinets –sits on cabinet base –has oven below rangetop GE Appliances

10 Range Features Specialized cooking units allow for grill, rotisserie, and thermostatic cooking. Super-hot oven offers conventional browning in microwave cooking times. Downdraft vent removes steam and cooking fumes without an overhead hood. Self-cleaning or continuous cleaning oven simplifies cleaning tasks. GE Appliances

11 Microwave Oven Styles Countertop –offers the most features –may be mounted under cabinets Over-the-range –may have a light and exhaust vent underneath oven –may be the top oven on a two-oven range GE Appliances

12 Microwave Oven Features Turntable revolves food during cooking period. Automatic settings determine cooking times and power settings for the food being cooked. Add time allows you to add 30 or 60 seconds with one touch. Child lock prevents children from operating the microwave oven. Sharp Electronics

13 Refrigerator Styles Refrigerator styles, which are based on freezer placement, include top-mount side-by-side bottom-mount single-door  What are the advantages and disadvantages of each of these styles? GE Appliances

14 Refrigerator Features Automatic ice maker eliminates need to refill ice trays. Ice and water dispenser reduces need to open the door. Pullout shelves provide easy access to foods. Temperature-controlled compartments keep different foods at optimal temperatures. GE Appliances

15 Freezer Styles and Features Styles Chest allows for easy storage of large, bulky packages. Upright is easy to organize and has in-door storage but is more costly to operate. Features Lock prevents children and pets from becoming trapped in freezer. Safety alarm or light indicates when temperature has become too high or freezer is not working.

16 Dishwasher Styles Built-in –fits between two cabinets –loads from front –is permanently connected to a drainpipe, hot water line, and electrical circuit Portable –rolls to sink for use –may load from top –connects to sink faucet with a hose and drains into sink GE Appliances

17 Dishwasher Features Adjustable racks hold dishes of all sizes. Delay-start allows you to run dishwasher when most convenient. Hard food disposal eliminates need for rinsing. Water-heat booster and no-heat drying save energy. Timer shows how much time is left in wash cycle. Sound insulation provides quieter operation. GE Appliances

18 Objective List points to consider when purchasing portable kitchen appliances.

19 Toasters and Mixers Toaster –Desired slice capacity –Wide openings –Standard toaster or toaster oven? Mixer –Stand or hand model? –Strong motor  How might the size of your family affect your choice of these appliances? Hamilton Beach

20 Blenders and Food Processors Blender –Removable glass or plastic container with a wide opening, handle, pouring spout, and measurement markings –Self-sealing vinyl cover Food processor –Safety interlock switch –Dishwasher-safe parts –Food pusher that adapts to small foods Hamilton Beach

21 Coffeemakers and Can Openers Coffeemaker –Percolator or automatic drip? –Timer Can opener –Adjustability for different can heights –Removable cutting assembly for easy cleaning –Knife sharpener, if desired Hamilton Beach

22 Skillets, Slow Cookers, and Bread Machines Skillet –High dome, vented cover –Heat indicator light –Desired cooking surface Slow cooker –Desired heat settings –Removable cooking vessel with nonstick surface Bread machine –Manual setting –Timer –Desired loaf size Hamilton Beach

23 Key Question How will information about choosing kitchen appliances help you in the future?

24 Other Questions to Consider What should I consider when deciding whether to buy a service contract for a new appliance? What are the latest trends in major and portable kitchen appliances? What other types of kitchen appliances might I find useful?

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