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The Ultimate Cleaning Large Appliances Quiz
by Staff
Cleaning a petite microwave is one thing, but taking on a major appliance, like a refrigerator or stove, is an entirely different matter. These mammoths of the kitchen can be a daunting task for even the most avid cleaner. Take our quiz to learn some easy ways to clean those large kitchen appliances.

Which of these should you use to remove stains from the liner of your dishwasher?

  • toothpaste
  • baking soda
  • lemon juice

If you find yourself having to remove an especially tough stain, what type of scouring pad should you use?

  • steel-wool
  • synthetic
  • natural fiber

For how long should you let baking soda sit at the bottom of a dishwasher you are trying to deodorize?

  • overnight
  • three days
  • one week

When it's time to remove hard-water stains and to deodorize your dishwasher, what should you use?

  • lemonade mix
  • grape juice concentrate
  • dehydrated milk

To loosen greasy buildup in your microwave, you should boil 1 cup of water and 1/4 of a cup of what?

  • milk
  • linseed oil
  • vinegar

When loosening grease, for how long should you boil the water and vinegar solution in the microwave?

  • 3 minutes
  • 10 minutes
  • 30 minutes

What is the function of a range hood?

  • Range hoods protect you from accidentally coming in contact with hot surfaces.
  • Range hoods ventilate the air in the kitchen.
  • Range hoods cover foods while they are cooking on the grill, to help lock in the flavor.

To give range hoods a thorough scrub, you should mix hot water and dishwashing detergent with which of these?

  • vinegar
  • bleach
  • ammonia

How often should you replace the filters on your range hoods?

  • every two to three months
  • every three to six months
  • every six to nine months

What will happen if you wash charcoal filters?

  • If you wash charcoal filters, they will quickly lose their effectiveness.
  • If you wash charcoal filters, they will break apart because of the water.
  • If you wash charcoal filters, they will last an extra three to six months.

You should defrost your freezer when the frost gets to be how thick?

  • 1/2 of an inch
  • 1 inch
  • 2 inches

You should not place any food in the freezer until the freezer has been running for how long?

  • 1/2 of an hour
  • 24 hours
  • 1 week

How often should you vacuum the dust from the back of your fridge?

  • once a month
  • every six months
  • once a year

If you want to prevent odors from building up in the fridge, you should keep which of these in it at all times?

  • an air freshener
  • an open box of baking soda
  • a crumpled up piece of newspaper

One way to deodorize your refrigerator is to rub down the inside with what?

  • sandalwood
  • rose water
  • vanilla extract

Which of these should you use to protect the heating elements and other delicate parts from the damaging effects of commercial oven cleaners?

  • aluminum foil
  • plastic wrap
  • newspaper

The self-cleaning system on modern ovens is known as which of these?

  • pyrotechnic
  • pyrolytic
  • pyromaniac

Self-cleaning ovens should never be cleaned with which of these?

  • baking soda
  • commercial cleaners
  • lemon juice

You can deodorize your microwave oven by keeping a dish full of which of these in it overnight?

  • vinegar
  • milk
  • pasta

If something spills on the bottom of your oven, what should you pour on the spill to soak it up?

  • salt
  • sugar
  • flour