FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING LABOUR SAVING DEVICES
Labour saving devices are pieces of equipment that reduces the physical task involved in carrying out some cooking processes. These include:
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|To mix cakes and pastry
|Wipe base with wet napkins, wash mixing bowl attachment with warm soapy water, dry and store in a dry place.
|To pound yam
|Wipe base with wet napkin, separate accessories, wash with soapy water, rinse and dry.
|For though cut of meat, it is fast and save fuel
|Follow instructions for uses, wash with warm soapy water, rinse and dry before storing.
|Basically for grinding meat, but could be used for nuts and vegetables
|Separate the blade, wash with warm soapy water, rinse and dry, wrap blades in greasy paper and store in a dry place.
|For pureeing and grinding ingredient
|Wipe base with wet napkin, wash cup without allowing water to touch the bottom, store in a dry place.
|For squeezing juice of fruit e.g. oranges, grape, lemon e.t.c
|Wash in warm soapy water, rinse and dry before storing
|For warming food, the one with grill bakes cake and grills fish and meat.
|Use clean cloth and dry splits, clean the outside. Use wet napkin to clean inside and outside.
FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING KITCHEN EQUIPMENT AND LABOUR SAVING DEVICES
- The money at hand
- The family size
- The size of the kitchen
- Durability, efficiency, reliability and ease of cleaning of the equipment
- The nature of food to be cooked
- If a lid is required, the one chosen must have a well-fitting lid
- Handles should be strong to bear the weight of the container if lifted
- The convenience of the user.
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- Outline factors that should be considered when choosing labour saving devices.
Differentiate between labour saving devices and mechanical equipment with 5 examples each.