The ownership of small domestic kitchen appliances and the effect of their usage on the nutrient intake of adult females in England and Cyprus

A Efstathiou
The nutritional habits of consumers have become a cause for concern with an increasing incidence in diseases related to nutrition. The way in which food is prepared may contribute to the nutritional content of the diet. Traditional methods of cooking are influenced by kitchen domestic appliances. This study aimed to determine the ownership of small domestic kitchen appliances and their influence on macronutrient intake in England (E) and Cyprus (CY). In each country two groups of females, aged
more » ... 5-60y (E=261, CY=300) and over 60y (E=36, CY=32), completed a questionnaire concerning their ownership and use of kitchen domestic appliances. A sub-sample (25-60y: E=42, CY=32; over 60y: E=25, CY=25) completed a three-day dietary diary. A small number of focus groups provided further details on ownership and use. The Cypriots aged 25-60y and both groups of British adults owned a large number of appliances. The elderly British and younger Cypriots were more likely than the younger British to own appliances, such as food mixers, that would compliment their cooking skills. The elderly Cypriots owned few appliances and used them Special thanks to my tutors Professor
doi:10.24377/ljmu.t.00005799 fatcat:4js54agd6bhaxlvl6iimrzs2vy