Quiz: Do you Know how a Steam Dishwasher Works?
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.
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?
- 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?
- 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.?
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