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2 Chapter 9 Choosing Kitchen Appliances
Part 2 The Management of Food Note: 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 Objective Discuss: 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 Seals Look 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 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. 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 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. 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 counter may have a second oven above the cooktop Slide-in fits between cabinets sits on floor has oven below rangetop Drop-in sits on cabinet base Discuss: What fuel options are available for a range? 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. 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 cabinets Over-the-range may have a light and exhaust vent underneath oven may be the top oven on a two-oven range Discuss: 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 Styles Refrigerator styles, which are based on freezer placement, include top-mount side-by-side bottom-mount single-door Discuss: 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. 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. 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 circuit Portable rolls to sink for use may load from top connects to sink faucet with a hose and drains into sink Discuss: 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 Objective Discuss: 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? Mixer Stand or hand model? Strong motor Discuss: 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 markings Self-sealing vinyl cover Food processor Safety interlock switch Dishwasher-safe parts Food pusher that adapts to small foods Discuss: 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? Timer Can opener Adjustability for different can heights Removable cutting assembly for easy cleaning Knife sharpener, if desired Discuss: 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 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 Discuss: 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 Question Note: 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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