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Quiz: Do you Know how a Steam Dishwasher Works?
by Staff
A steam dishwasher is latest thing in a long line in the ways of doing the dishes. But does a steam dishwasher clean as well as other dishwashers? Take our steam dishwasher quiz to learn how it works.

What happens when steam is used to turn a turbine?

  • Nuclear energy is created.
  • Electric power is created.
  • Steam turns into liquid.

What widespread industrial use does steam power have today?

  • operating locomotive engines
  • driving turbines in power plants
  • cleaning assembly line parts

Why would hospitals have a use for steam?

  • to use in medical treatments
  • to use in the heating system
  • to sterilize equipment

What are the advantages of a steam dishwasher over a conventional one?

  • It conserves water, cleans thoroughly and is gentle on fragile kitchenware.
  • It takes up less room in your kitchen and costs less.
  • It can accommodate very large pots and pans and has very short cycle times.

What's the connection between the inventor of the steamboat and the inventor of the dishwasher?

  • They both had the last name.
  • They were second cousins.
  • One is the great-grandfather of the other.

How does steam work as an efficient cleaning agent in a steam dishwasher?

  • Under high pressure and high temperature, it hits the surface to be cleaned with great force.
  • Steam evenly disperses detergent throughout the dishwasher.
  • The temperature of the steam is so hot that it melts anything on dishes.

Can steam get hotter than boiling water?

  • It depends on the size of the container generating the steam.
  • no
  • yes

How does volume compare between water as a gas and as a liquid?

  • It has a greater volume as liquid.
  • It has a greater volume as gas.
  • It has the same volume regardless of form.

Where happens to the food particles on your dirty dishes when they're steam-cleaned?

  • They absorb the steam, lose their grip on the plates and rinse off easily.
  • They dissolve.
  • They melt.

How does a steam cleaning feature in an oven work?

  • You spray the inner walls of the oven with water, which is converted into steam.
  • You put a small amount of water inside, and the oven heats it into steam that cleans the interior.
  • You simply press a button and steam rushes out through steam holes, cleaning the inside surfaces.

Do non-steam dishwashers use steam?

  • no
  • Yes, but only in the sanitizing cycle.
  • Yes, but only during the drying cycle.

What does a steam generation unit do?

  • It heats up the water to steam.
  • It fills the dishwasher with a mix of water and steam.
  • It keeps the dishwasher temperature above 212 degrees Fahrenheit (100 degrees Celsius).

What's the advantage of using the prewash steam cycle?

  • It saves water and electricity.
  • It heats the dishes to allow thorough absorption of the steam during the latter cycles.
  • Dishes don't have to be rinsed before going in the dishwasher.

Does how you load the dishwasher make a difference to the cleaning process?

  • no
  • yes
  • Using enough detergent is the only thing that makes a difference.

What makes steam a good option for cleaning fragile dishes such as crystal and china?

  • Steam makes fragile dishes stronger.
  • Steam doesn't use any force to clean dishes.
  • Steam won't damage any special finishes to dishes such as paint or gold leaf.

Approximately how much might a steam dishwasher cost in the U.S.?

  • 1000
  • 1600
  • 2000

How did Consumer Reports rate the cleaning effectiveness of steam dishwashers compared to standard dishwashers?

  • Standard dishwashers cleaned much better than steam dishwashers.
  • They both clean equally well.
  • Steam dishwashers got the dishes only marginally cleaner than standard dishwashers.

How much extra time might the steam feature add to the length of the washing cycle?

  • no more than 10 minutes
  • about 20 minutes
  • up to 45 minutes

The Australian steam dishwasher known as Swash is designed to be _________.

  • space-, water- and energy-efficient
  • made of 100 percent recycled material
  • water-efficient but noisy

How noisy are steam dishwashers?

  • only noisy when the water is heating
  • noisy throughout the cycles
  • pretty quiet throughout