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The Ultimate Keeping Your Kitchen Clean and Green Quiz
by Staff
Did you know that your kitchen probably harbors more germs than even your bathroom? Besides washing your hands often, what can you do to keep the bacteria under control? Find out what you need to know to keep your kitchen clean by taking our quiz.

Which daily ritual, usually performed in your kitchen, is a great way to relax?

  • cooking
  • dishwashing
  • scrubbing the countertop

Which room in your house is likely to harbor the most germs?

  • the bathroom
  • the kitchen
  • the kid's room

What is the most common way germs are spread from one person to another?

  • on the hands
  • by coughing
  • by sneezing

Moisture on your kitchen rags and sponges are a breeding ground for:

  • crickets
  • bacteria
  • termites

Running a fully-loaded dishwasher uses about _____ percent less water than hand-washing.

  • 15
  • 25
  • 35

Which type of dishwashing detergent is the best green choice?

  • powdered
  • liquid
  • tablets

Mainstream detergents contain chlorine, phosphorus and antimicrobials, which are potentially dangerous to your health and to the planet. Which type of dishwashing detergent is the better choice?

  • natural
  • biodegradable
  • both of the above

What percent of the energy used by dishwashers goes toward heating the water?

  • 40
  • 60
  • 80

How can you save money and energy while using your dishwasher?

  • Air dry the dishes.
  • Use the longest cycle possible.
  • Don't use any detergent ever.

What should you do with your old dishwasher.

  • Keep using it.
  • Throw it out.
  • Have it reconditioned.