Can you tell a humidifier from a sump pump or a waffle iron from an electric grill? Do you know the difference between a boiler and a furnace? Any idea what all those unitasker appliances stuffed into your kitchen cabinets do? If you consider yourself a home appliance whiz, take our quiz to prove it!
The average woman in the 21st century spends 2 hours and 15 minutes a day on household chores, while a typical man spends around 90 minutes. Sounds like a big chunk of time, right? Well, consider that people spent about twice that long on housework each day just half a century ago.
So what's cut the time spent on chores in half in just 50 years? Namely, household appliances. Instead of washing laundry by hand and hanging it out to dry, we just toss it in the washer and dryer. Rather than slaving over the stove, we rely on microwaves, slow cookers, and Instapots to cook dinner with little effort. No need to wash dishes by hand when you can place them in the dishwasher and be done with them. Our ancestors could only dream of sucking up dirt with a vacuum, much less having a Roomba to do the job when no one is even home!
While there's no question that all these appliances have made life easier, there are so many different options to choose from that it can be tough to tell one timesaving device from another! Think you've got what it takes? Take our quiz to find out!