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How well do you know your kitchen?

It's easy to take the kitchen for granted, especially if all the appliances are working and we haven't had a recent cooking catastrophe. But our relationship with our kitchen is akin to relationships we have with loved ones. They both need attention in order to achieve harmony, warm fuzzy feelings (warm full bellies, in the case of the kitchen), and to avoid pitfalls, such as broken hearts or appliances. How well do you really know your kitchen?
It's easy to take the kitchen for granted, especially if all the appliances are working and we haven't had a recent cooking catastrophe. But our relationship with our kitchen is akin to relationships we have with loved ones. They both need attention in order to achieve harmony, warm fuzzy feelings (warm full bellies, in the case of the kitchen), and to avoid pitfalls, such as broken hearts or appliances. How well do you really know your kitchen?

Debut: HGTV Magazine

The experts at HGTV love fostering strong bonds between home owners and the home. You can flip on the TV to check out their shows any time of day and now you can also flip through their debut issue of HGTV Magazine, on stands May 29. The launch issue focuses on quick, colorful makeovers, how to salvage unique yard sale finds, tips to paint like a pro, ways to create a stylish outdoor room on a budget, and features with familiar HGTV network stars such as Sabrina Soto, Emily Henderson, and Chip Wade. This kitchen quiz is a sneak preview. See how well you do, then pick up the new HGTV Magazine issue.

How well do you know your kitchen?

1. Which of these objects is dishwasher safe?

a. Flip-flops
b. Copper pots
c. Wooden spoons

2. What’s the best time to run your dishwasher if you want to save money?

a. Before 9 am
b. Around noon
c. After 7 pm
d. It doesn’t matter

3. How long does a microwave typically last?

a. 5-7 years
b. 8-10 years
c. 11-13 years
d. 14-15 years

4. You should always keep the oven door open when you use the broiler.

a. True
b. False

5. What does the grate underneath your refrigerator do?

a. Protects the condenser coils and allows airflow into the refrigerator for cooling
b. Allows heat to exhaust, keeping your food cold
c. Prevents dust and other debris from getting in and becoming a fire hazard

Answers: 1) A; 2) D; 3) B; 4) B; 5) A

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