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The Ultimate Kitchen Cleaning Quiz
by Staff
There's something about cleaning the kitchen that sends us into a panic. We walk by the pile of dishes and sigh. We see the tomato sauce on the wall as a sure sign of our doom. It doesn't have to be that way, though. Take our quiz to learn some great tips for keeping your kitchen clean and fresh.

To reduce the amount of time you spend on the dishes, you should do which of these?

  • Soak them in hot, soapy water.
  • Throw them away.
  • Use paper plates.

Besides dish soap, which of these will help cut through the grease that develops on dishes?

  • bleach
  • vinegar
  • rubbing alcohol

How should you remove water spots from stemware?

  • Scratch them off with a Brillo pad.
  • Soak the stemware in a mixture of water and white vinegar.
  • Burn them off with a match.

The biggest problem with storing tomato sauce in plastic containers is what?

  • Tomato sauce stains plastic.
  • Tomato sauce does not keep well in plastic.
  • Tomato sauce absorbs toxins from plastic.

If you want to prevent tomato sauce from staining your plastic containers, what should you do?

  • Coat them with vegetable oil.
  • Line them with plastic wrap.
  • Soak them in salt, which will produce a protective barrier.

The problem with wiping down ceramic tiles with a soapy sponge is that you will not be able to remove what?

  • grease
  • germs
  • sugars

To clean and disinfect ceramic properly, what should you use?

  • salt water
  • vinegar
  • rubbing alcohol

Which of these ingredients is the key to cleaning and deodorizing wood surfaces?

  • rubbing alcohol
  • baking soda
  • lemon juice

After you've cleaned wood, what should you use to restore its natural finish?

  • linseed oil
  • vinegar
  • ammonia

How long after applying the first coat of linseed oil should you apply the second coat?

  • 6 hours
  • 12 hours
  • 24 hours

If you want to remove stains from woodenware, you must use which of these?

  • vinegar
  • bleach
  • lemon juice

The easiest and least expensive way to prevent china from getting chipped is what?

  • Pad the sink and faucet with towels.
  • Soak them in salt water to make them stronger.
  • Always have your china professionally cleaned.

The safest way to wash china is how?

  • with a hose
  • in the dishwasher
  • by hand

Which of these can you use to remove calcium deposits?

  • steel wool
  • lemon rinds
  • vegetable oil

If lemon rind alone is not removing a tough calcium deposit, what should you add?

  • salt
  • vinegar
  • bleach

To clean a vase that has a narrow neck, what should you use?

  • rice and vinegar
  • really hot, soapy water
  • lemon juice and bleach

The moment something spills in your oven, what should you do?

  • Cover the spill with salt.
  • Turn off the oven, and throw away whatever you were cooking.
  • Pour red wine over the spill.

What should you use to pour salt over a hard-to-reach spill?

  • a salt shaker
  • a long-handled spoon
  • your hand

Once the oven has cooled, and you're ready to remove the salt-covered spill, what should you use?

  • steel wool
  • a sponge or rag
  • a paint scraper

In certain cases you can use which of these to unclog a drain?

  • water pressure
  • lemon juice
  • alcohol