The Ultimate Cleaning Small Appliances Quiz
by Staff
The many small kitchen appliances that are common today make our lives easier, but only if they are properly cared for. They can easily become useless if not kept clean. Take this quiz to learn more about how to clean small appliances.

Why can't some blender jars be washed in the dishwasher?

  • the detergent can dull their blades
  • they are more prone to cracking in the dishwasher
  • their shape prevents them from getting fully clean

What is an easy way to clean the inside of a blender jar?

  • turning it on with a detergent solution inside
  • wiping it with olive oil and a paper towel
  • rinse it out with a warm water and alcohol solution

What is useful for cleaning the base of a blender made from stainless steel?

  • glass cleaner
  • ammonia
  • alcohol

What should you mix with water for a homemade solution to clean a plastic blender base?

  • baking soda
  • dishwashing detergent
  • cornstarch and alcohol

What type of coffee maker requires special attention in its cleaning?

  • percolators
  • drip coffee makers
  • French presses

What combination helps to remove coffee stains from a glass pot in a drop coffee maker?

  • crushed ice, water and salt
  • baking soda, water and vinegar
  • apple juice and baking powder

What should you avoid using to clean a percolator?

  • steel wool
  • powdered detergent
  • non-organic sponges

What should you be sure to do each time you clean your electric can opener?

  • unplug it first
  • sharpen the blade
  • run it for 30 seconds after cleaning

How should you remove caked on food from an electric can opener?

  • using a toothbrush
  • using steel wool
  • using an organic sponge

What should you do to ensure that your garbage disposal doesn't begin to smell?

  • Let it continue working for a few seconds with just water running through it.
  • Pour drain-cleaning gel into it.
  • Let it sit unused for a full day between each major use.

What types of food products can be bad for an in-sink garbage disposal?

  • artichoke leaves
  • fatty pieces of meat
  • dry nuts and seeds

What can help remove a foul odor that come from your in-sink garbage disposal?

  • orange or lemon peels
  • warm water with nothing else
  • egg shells

What should you avoid using to clean the inside of your toaster?

  • metal
  • plastic
  • wood

What should you use to clean tough dirt spots on a toaster oven's tray?

  • a synthetic scouring pad
  • steel wool
  • an organic sponge

What should you wipe on the grids of a waffle iron to protect them?

  • vegetable oil
  • dishwashing detergent
  • baking soda