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Friday, September 12, 2014

Thursday Trivia Challenge: Friday Edition

So you think you know all about appliances? Here is a short set of trivia questions to test your knowledge.

1.This company started as ventilation fan maker who expanded into appliances by building a ventilation fan into a cooktop. Who is it?
2.As of October, 2013, how many Americans are employed in the appliance repair industry?
3.What common appliance part can potentially kill you if it is not handled correctly?
4.What year was Kitchenaid founded?
5.Kitchenaid is owned by Whirlpool, but it was started by another company that makes commercial kitchen equipment. What company was that?
6.What is the part number of Maytag's popular "universal" oven igniter?
7.One of the most commons handtools in America was invented in the early 1930's in Portland. Can you name the tool?
8.What appliance maker is headquartered in East Tamaki, New Zealand?

2.72,792 (source: IBIS World http://www.ibisworld.com/industry/default.aspx?indid=1710)
3.Microwave capacitor's can hold current even if the appliance is unplugged. Good practice involves discharging the current before servicing. Generally Contact with a charged capacitor will reseult in a nasty shock, but every year a few deaths result from careless handling. (Sources: Engineering Expert Witness Blog http://www.engineeringexpert.net/Engineering-Expert-Witness-Blog/?p=3760)
4.1919 (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KitchenAid)
5.Hobart (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KitchenAid)
7.Phillips Screwdrivder. (Source: http://handy.scout.com/story/1434505-history-of-screws-and-drivers?s=154)
8.Fisher Paykel (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisher_%26_Paykel)

O-2 correct: You know a bit, but still have a lot to learn. Luckily you came to the right place.
2-4 correct: You know a fair amount about appliances. Keep visiting this blog to learn even more.
4-6 correct: You know a lot about appliances. Pass some of that knowledge on to someone.
6-8 correct You are an appliance star! Great job!
This is a monthly feature. To submit your own trivia questions (and answers) email: rob.m@wlmay.com with the subject line "trivia".

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