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The Ultimate Icemaker Quiz
by Staff
If you were born after the 1960s, you probably take your home icemaker for granted. Take our quiz and see how much you know about icemakers.

When did home automatic icemakers become available for consumers?

  • 1950s
  • 1960s
  • 1970s

A home automatic icemaker needs fresh water to make ice cubes. Where does the water come from?

  • from your home's plumbing line
  • manually filled
  • from a reservoir in the refrigerator

How is the home icemaker powered?

  • by the electrical circuit that powers the refrigerator
  • by a battery operated power source
  • by an electrical circuit separate from the refrigerator

For home icemakers, how long should it take for water to fill the ice molds?

  • five seconds
  • seven seconds
  • nine seconds

In home icemakers, what apparatus freezes the water into ice?

  • freezing unit in the refrigerator
  • freezing unit in the icemaker
  • cooling unit in the refrigerator

What is the purpose of a home icemaker heating coil?

  • to warm the bottom of the ice mold
  • to defrost the refrigerator
  • to prevent frost

How are the ice cubes connected to one another?

  • The cubes are frozen together.
  • The mold has a feature which causes each cube to connect to the next.
  • The cubes are ejected as a single unit.

In a home icemaker, what happens if the shut-off arm cannot reach its lowest resting position?

  • The icemaker will stop making ice.
  • The icemaker will continue to make ice.
  • The refrigerator will not freeze the water.

What makes ice cubes appear clear?

  • water frozen slowly
  • water frozen in layers
  • water frozen all at once

What makes ice cubes appear cloudy?

  • water frozen in layers
  • water frozen all at once
  • unpurified water

How do standard commercial cube icemakers differ from commercial flake icemakers?

  • They are the same.
  • The flake machine has an ice crusher.
  • The flake machine uses a different ice mold.

What determines the flake size of ice from flake icemakers?

  • crusher mechanism
  • mold size
  • accumulator

In commercial icemakers, what system ejects the ice into a collection bin?

  • harvesting system
  • refrigeration system
  • warming system

What is the purpose of ice flakes?

  • for restaurant use
  • for home use
  • to pack perishable items

Restaurants and hotels prefer what type of ice cubes?

  • standard shape and size
  • ice flakes
  • cloudy cubes

What is the purpose of a commercial icemaker's cylinder piston?

  • to push the ice cube tray
  • to freeze the cubes
  • to shape the cubes

How does a home ice machine know when the water is frozen?

  • A thermostat monitors the water in the molds.
  • A timer is set for a pre-selected time.
  • There is a built-in sensor.

How does a commercial ice machine know when the water is frozen?

  • A thermostat is used to monitor temperature.
  • A predetermined time is set.
  • There is a built-in sensor.

What material comprises the molds in a home icemaker?

  • metal
  • plastic
  • rubber

What century did compact and affordable home refrigeration become available?

  • late 19th century
  • early 20th century
  • mid-20th century