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Table 2 Methods of food preparation matched with specific tool (families numbered 1-8)

From: Cultural repertoires and food-related household technology within colonia households under conditions of material hardship

  Method of food preparation
  Frying/Sautéing Boiling/Simmering Steaming Chopping/cutting/peeling Mixing
Tool 4-burner oven unit-burners (1-3, 6-7) 4-burner oven unit-burners (1-3, 6-7) 4-burner oven unit-burners (2-3) Knives (1-8) Blender (2)
  Portable stove top (4, 8) Portable stove top (4-5, 8) Aluminum foil (3) Cutting board (1-4) Mixing bowls (3)
  Skillet (cast iron and others) (1-8) Portable pot and gasburner combo (1) pots and pans (2, 3) Plates (6, 7-8) Baby bottle (8)
  Electric Skillet (3, 7-8) Charcoal/wood Grill(2, 4, 7-8)   Plastic container top (5)  
  Griddle/comal (2, 7) Pots and pans (1-8)   old lumber (8)  
   Ceramic bean pot(olla) (4)    
   Crock pot (4)    
  Method of food preparation
  Defrosting Re-heating Pureeing Grinding Soaking
Tool microwave (1-2, 5) microwave (2-5) Blender (1-5, 8) Molcajete (1, 3, 8) Bowl (2)
  Method of food preparation
  Juicing Grilling Opening cans Toasting Measuring
Tool Hand juicer (2) Charcoal/wood grill(2, 3, 7) Manual can opener(2, 3) Toaster (2, 3) Eyes and hands (1, 2, 3
    Knife (4, 6)   spoon (notmeasuring spoon) (1)
  Method of food preparation
  Coffee making Pressing tortillas/gorditas Cooking tortillas Roasting Warming water
Tool Stove-top pot withboiling water (1, 2 Tortilla press (3, 4) Electric skillet (8) Charcoal/wood grill (1) Stove top (1, 2, 3, 6)
  Instant coffee (1, 2, 3, 8) Electric tortilla press (8)   Gas burner (1) Microwave (3)
  Coffee carafe (3) Rolling pin (1, 3, 7)   Oven (7)  
  Method of food preparation    
  Straining-Rinsing Degreasing    
Tool Strainer (2, 3, 4) Paper towels (2)