2 Chapter 9 Choosing Kitchen Appliances Part 2The Management of FoodNote: This chapter covers appliance safety and service as well as purchase considerations for various major and portable kitchen appliances. This presentation displays the text objective related to each of these topics, followed by information to help students achieve the objective.
3 ObjectiveDiscuss: When do you think you might have the opportunity to buy a kitchen appliance? Why should you give careful consideration to the purchase of a kitchen appliance?Evaluate safety seals, warranties, and energy labeling to help you make purchase decisions when buying kitchen appliances.courtesy of Maytag Appliances
4 Safety SealsLook for safety seals on appliances, which indicate the appliances have passed safety tests performed by an independent agency and meet industry standards.Discuss: Besides looking for safety seals, what other steps can you take to help make sure your appliances have met safety standards?
5 WarrantiesA 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.Discuss: What information must be included in a warranty?Why should the conditions of a warranty be one of the factors you consider when purchasing an appliance?
6 Energy LabelingEnergyGuide 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.Discuss: Why should consumers consider energy efficiency when purchasing major appliances?
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.Discuss: Which factor—safety seal, warranty, or energy efficiency—is most important to you when making an appliance purchase decision? Why?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. Discuss: How can the style and features of an appliance affect your satisfaction with the appliance?Describe styles and features of major kitchen appliances.
9 Range Styles Freestanding has finished sides may be placed at end of countermay have a second oven above the cooktopSlide-infits between cabinetssits on floorhas oven below rangetopDrop-insits on cabinet baseDiscuss: What fuel options are available for a range?GE Appliances
10 Range FeaturesSpecialized 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.Discuss: Which of the above features would best meet the cooking and baking needs in your home?GE Appliances
11 Microwave Oven Styles Countertop offers the most features may be mounted under cabinetsOver-the-rangemay have a light and exhaust vent underneath ovenmay be the top oven on a two-oven rangeDiscuss: What style of microwave oven is shown here?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.Discuss: Why does food need to be rotated during microwave cooking? What types of automatic settings have you seen on microwave ovens?Sharp Electronics
13 Refrigerator StylesRefrigerator styles, which are based on freezer placement, includetop-mountside-by-sidebottom-mountsingle-doorDiscuss: What style of refrigerator is shown here?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.Discuss: What types of defrost options are available when buying a refrigerator? For what kinds of foods do you think temperature-controlled storage would be most helpful?GE Appliances
15 Freezer Styles and Features 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.FeaturesLock 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.Discuss: What are the advantages of having a separate freezer in addition to the freezer compartment of a refrigerator?
16 Dishwasher Styles Built-in fits between two cabinets loads from front is permanently connected to a drainpipe, hot water line, and electrical circuitPortablerolls to sink for usemay load from topconnects to sink faucet with a hose and drains into sinkDiscuss: What style of dishwasher is shown here? What would be the advantage of choosing a portable dishwasher over a built-in model?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.Discuss: What are some of the types of wash cycles available on dishwashers? How do wash cycles differ?GE Appliances
18 ObjectiveDiscuss: What portable kitchen appliances do you regularly use?List points to consider when purchasing portable kitchen appliances.
19 Toasters and Mixers Toaster Desired slice capacity Wide openings Standard toaster or toaster oven?MixerStand or hand model?Strong motorDiscuss: When choosing a toaster, what are the options for slice capacity? Would you be more likely to choose a stand mixer or a hand mixer? Why?How might the size of your family affect your choice of these appliances?Hamilton Beach
20 Blenders and Food Processors Removable glass or plastic container with a wide opening, handle, pouring spout, and measurement markingsSelf-sealing vinyl coverFood processorSafety interlock switchDishwasher-safe partsFood pusher that adapts to small foodsDiscuss: Knowing that blenders and food processors perform some of the same tasks, why do you think some people choose to own both appliances?Hamilton Beach
21 Coffeemakers and Can Openers Percolator or automatic drip?TimerCan openerAdjustability for different can heightsRemovable cutting assembly for easy cleaningKnife sharpener, if desiredDiscuss: Why is it important to clean coffeemakers and can openers after each use?Hamilton Beach
22 Skillets, Slow Cookers, and Bread Machines High dome, vented coverHeat indicator lightDesired cooking surfaceSlow cookerDesired heat settingsRemovable cooking vessel with nonstick surfaceBread machineManual settingTimerDesired loaf sizeDiscuss: For what tasks can an electric skillet be used? Why might busy homemakers wish to own slow cookers and bread machines?Hamilton Beach
23 Key QuestionNote: Encourage students to use this question to help them review chapter information and apply it to their lives.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?Discuss: What other questions did this chapter raise that you would like to explore?
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