[nabs] kitchen labeling
apomerai at verizon.net
Sun Oct 30 23:10:15 EDT 2011
I have answered some of the questions after each of your questions.
What material do you use for labeling appliances or food items? I know not everything needs labeling
since you feel or smell the item.
**I use either dymo tape or the plastic paper that I tape to cans or containers. I use the plastic paper more because it is less expensive, and I can save them and reuse them. I have a small container that I bought from a hardware store. I have the small drawers labeled, and I put my food labels in their so I can reuse them.
I use dimo tape for the oven; it has a flat panel. At least it beeps when pressing buttons and beeps when its fully preheated. That is real helpful.
Adhesive backings don’t stick to cold products. What do you do for refrigerated and freezer items?
**I either staple the plastic brailled label to the flaps of the zip-lock bag, or attach the label to a rubber band and put that around the frozen product. At one time I know the grocery stores sold a type of masking tape that they called freezer tape, but I haven’t seen that for many years. Masking tape should work holding on baille labels for products in the refrigerator as long as you put it on the paper label. It does not hold on smooth plastic or glass. .
I also was wondering how you label stove knobs. I had a rehab teacher label ours a long time ago; and we’ve had another stove for several years wich isn’t labeled.
** For the oven I have small dots and small dashes. I start at 150 and label every 50 degrees. I do not use numbers, because I know the first one is 150, and I can just count up to get the temperature setting. For the other dial that has either cook, roast, or broil, I have a Braille abbreviation for them.
For the burners I don’t even label it, but you could use dots or dashes. I know high is to the right of off, and low is to the left of off. I just guess knowing it goes clockwise: 12:00 off; 12:00 to 3:00high; 3:00 to 6:00 medium high; 6:00 medium; 6:00 to 9:00 medium low; 9:00 to 12:00 low, and then again 12:00 off.
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