From our blender to our toaster and our hair dryer to our fan, small appliances play a big part in making our lives easier and more comfortable. Learning as much as you can about how they work makes sense. Take our quiz to see if you know how they do their magic.
What color is the "hot" wire in your electrical appliances?
What do we call the force that moves electrical current through a circuit?
How do heating appliances convert electrical energy into heat?
by providing resistance to the electric current
by merging two wires
by splitting two wires
How do motorized appliances convert electrical energy into movement?
by converting electrical energy into magnetic energy that turns a knob
by converting electrical energy into magnetic energy that turns a handle
by converting electrical energy into magnetic energy that turns a shaft
What are cord wires connected to inside a small appliance?
Which of these appliance cords is the thinnest?
What is the electrical current rating of most small appliances?
less than 15 amps
Which of the following is an example of a small appliance control?
Which of the following small appliances might have a rheostat to increase or decrease motor speed?
Why do excess breadcrumbs cause toasters to break so often?
They clog internal mechanisms.
They cause overheating.
They prevent the slots in the toaster from going up and down.
Which part of a toaster is designed to release trapped breadcrumbs?
How do toaster ovens differ from toasters?
They perform more functions.
They are less expensive.
They look better on your kitchen counter.
What should you do when your toaster oven's main switch is faulty?
Clean the switch.
Wash the entire toaster oven in hot soapy water.
Strip the plastic covering off the toaster oven cord.
Which tool is best suited for checking a coffee maker's thermostat?
How do food mixers blend ingredients?
They turn a blade on a shaft.
They rotate beaters in opposing directions.
They turn a blade on an axle.
What is the biggest danger to a blender motor?
Which is NOT suggested preventative maintenance to keep a blender working well?
Oil all the mechanical parts in the blender's base.
Don't overload the blender jar.
Keep the blender's seals tight.
If your garbage disposal is leaking from underneath the unit, what should you do?
Replace the seal.
Replace the flange.
Replace the entire unit.
What component of the vacuum cleaner loosens dirt in the floor covering?
Which part in a hair dryer is included for safety?