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FNW Unit 3 APPLIANCES
A Major Appliance, or domestic appliance, is usually defined as a large machine which accomplishes some routine housekeeping task, which includes purposes such as cooking, or food preservation, whether in a household, institutional, commercial or industrial setting. Cost more than $100 machinecooking food preservation DEFINITION
Fridge Washer Dryer Dishwasher Stove Air Conditioner Hot Water Heater Microwave Garbage Disposal WHAT IS A MAJOR APPLIANCE?
Appliance Life span (years) Replacement cost Air conditioner (room-size)10$240-$700 Dishwasher10$240-$700 Dryer14$240-$650 Electric range17$300-$1,350 Garbage disposer10$40-$200 Gas range19$280-$1,050 Microwave11$300-$680 Refrigerator14-17$350-$2,000 Washer Sources: NAHB 1998 Housing Facts, Figures and Trends; Whirlpool and General Electric appliance divisions THE LIFE OF MAJOR APPLIANCES
Small appliance refers to a class of home appliances that are portable or semi- portable or which are used on tabletops, countertops, or other platforms in the United States of America. Cost less than $100 home appliances Fun Fact In the United Kingdom this class is called 'Brown Goods' due to their original use of wooden cases. DEFINITION
1-5 Years depending on the type of appliance. Examples Blender Crock Pot Toaster Coffee Pot SMALL APPLIANCES
Tips for Using The Microwave 1. Food may not look done when it is, and will continue to cook a little after it is taken out. Some microwaves are more powerful and need less cooking time. Follow the recipe or use less time. Do not over cook. 2. Double the food = Double the time. For example 1 potato cooks in 5 min., and 2 potatoes cook in 10 min. 3. Microwaves are highly attracted to fat, sugar and water, which cause them to cook faster. They become very hot. To prevent burns, use hot pads, and leave a vent on covered foods to release steam.
4. Microwaves use a turn table, to turn and stir the food. If food is not turned or rotated, hot spots, or high concentrations of microwaves will overcook the food. 5. Microwaves cook from the outside in. Layer food with the thick pieces outward, and thin pieces in the middle. This will prevent food from getting overcooked. 6. Use round pans instead of square pans. The corners of square pans cook too fast. 7. Reheat leftovers to 165 degrees to kill bacteria. Let it cool before you eat it.