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Technology and household tasks

cooking
home maintenance
food prep
home ent.
info + communication

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Food prep

1. Fridge + freezer - food fresh

2. Kettles, bkenders, juicers, coffee makers, food mixers + processors - concert food into meals quickly

3. Cordless + intelligent elec. appliances - safe + efficient

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Cooking

Convenience foods

Modern features - induction hobs, multifunction ovens, fan-assisted ovens, dual circuit rings, halogen bobs, timers - easy cooking, energy efficient

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Home entertainment

TVs thinner, more sophisticated - interactive features, teletext

Videos + DVDs replaced by streaming - netflix

Game consoles - ent.

MP3 players + iPods - music + film

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Home maintenance

Easy-to-clean materials - synthetics, plastics, stainless steel eg. saucepans, sinks

Non-stick surfaces - oven linings, saucepans

Built-in vacuum systems, steam cleaners, multipurpose floor cleaners

Cleaning agents for every purpose

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Info + communication

Most homes have computer

Internet - gather info, shop, bank, holidays, films, e-mail

Mobile phones - multi-purpose gadgets

GPS - locate where they are + navigate

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Advantages of tech

1 Less time + energy - household tasks

2 More time available - spend w/ fam + friends

3 Better hygiene standards

4 Greater access to outside world - phone, internet

5 Security (alarm systems)

6 Home - self-sufficient ent. centre

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Disadvantages of tech

1. Cost - buying, running, maintaining machines can be high

2. Machines - can be tricky to operate, difficult - assemble + clean

3. Environmental problems disposing old machines

4. Some jobs done better by hand

5. Argue - spelling + letter writing skills lost - over-dep on txt messaging + email

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Choosing household appliances

Cost
Energy efficiency
Reliability + quality
Design + ease of use
Guarantee
Safety
Needs
Specifications
After-sales service

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Cost

initial, installation, running

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Energy efficiency

energy ef. labels on appliances.

A/B rated cost less to run than G/H

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Reliability + quality

reliable brand, quality symbols

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Design + ease of use

Well-designed, easy to use + clean

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Guarantee

Wise to choose appl. w/ guarantee, offers extra protection to consumer

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Safety

Reliable deaker, safety symbols

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Needs

Size of fam, amount of appliance use decide size + type selected

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Specifications

Size must suit space + location in home

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After-sales service

Check servicing can be done locally

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Technology

Practical use of science in our lives