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Appliances that go large on cooking for big families

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Planning to feed a large family is easier when you can cook food like lasagnas in large portions and freeze them to eat over a period of time.Large capacity multi-door fridges like the EQE6307SA-NCN allow storage of larger amounts for big families, while offering more compartments for better organisations.The Brio hob reduces heat up and boiling times by up to a third, saving busy parents both time and energy.

So you’re lucky enough to have a large family that eats together regularly, or you just happen to belong to an extended family that enjoys weekly dinners together.  And it’s not as uncommon as you think. The Electrolux Asia Pacific Food Survey 2012 found that 36% of over 6,500 respondents across the region get together for large family dinners at least once a week, with the percentage in China going up to 68%.

If you happen to get chef duties for the week, or you simply have a large brood to cater to, here are some tips to making cooking more manageable.

Weekly Planning

When you have to cook for 10 or more, preparation for a meal can take on new proportions. It helps to do weekly meal planning and organize your grocery shopping accordingly.

Lasagna

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Planning to feed a large family is easier when you can cook food like lasagnas in large portions and freeze them to eat over a period of time.

Looking at meals which can be easily cooked in large portions and then frozen for consumption later in a week or two is another handy option. Many soups, lasagnas and stews fall into this category. For those who have to cook in large portions for weekly family dinners, this form of preparation helps save time as you can simply warm up  and consume these dishes  as and when you need to.

EQE6307SA-NCN

Large capacity multi-door fridges like the EQE6307SA-NCN allow storage of larger amounts for big families, while offering more compartments for better organisations.

Large capacity multi-door refrigerators like the Electrolux four-door EQE6307SA-NCN refrigerator are especially useful for storing large amounts of cooking ingredients and leftovers, as well as for freezing food for large families. It comes equipped with a 211-litre independent freezer compartment that can freeze large amounts of food as well as an ultra-wide 605-litre super-large storage space for fresh food.  This enables homeowners to keep food from spoiling for the entire week. Other models, like the ESE6977SC refrigerator, help to store fruits and vegetables longer with a crisper compartment with adjustable humidity. This helps them to stay fresh for a longer period of time.

Cooking

If you’re cooking a large meal with different sides, look into large capacity ovens like the 66-litre EOB305X, which has several racks that enable you to cook a main dish, such as a pork roast, with sides like vegetables and potatoes all at the same time. Steam ovens like the 52-litre EOB98000X give you the option of steaming entire meals at once, not only making meal preparation faster, but also  healthier as steaming often requires less salt and oil, yet retains all the nutrients of the ingredients.

brio

The Brio hob reduces heat up and boiling times by up to a third, saving busy parents both time and energy.

For those pressed for time, new cooking hobs like the Electrolux Brio range cuts heating and boiling times by up to a third via its innovative Aerated Penta Jet design. A Perforated Diffuser spreads the heat equally across the wok, allowing large portions of foods in wok stir fries to come out evenly cooked.

Post-dinner cleaning

Large dinners also make for huge post-dinner clean ups. Chances are high that in addition to dirty plates, there are spillages, crumbs and other bits of food scattered around.

Large capacity dishwashers like the ESF66070XR XXL Hygienic Dishwasher come with adjustable shelves and racks that allow large casserole dishes, pots and pans to be accommodated, and wash numerous dirty dishes at once.

Do rope some extra hands in for the clean up job –handheld vacuums like the Rapido ZB4106WD Wet and Dry can handle most post-dinner spills and food bits in a jiffy, while remaining easy for even children to use.

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