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Small household appliances or small appliances are portable or semi-portable machines, often used on desktops, countertops, or other platforms to complete home tasks. Examples include microwave ovens, toasters, humidifiers and coffee machines. They differ from major appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines, which are not easy to move and are usually placed on the floor. Small appliances also contrast with consumer electronics for leisure and entertainment rather than purely practical tasks.
Small household appliances not only have a wide range of categories and more refined functions, but also face the diversified and personalized needs of the customer base, and have also spawned a number of niche category long-tail markets. New brands can still stand out in the relatively new early categories by creating distinctive products. For example, Xinfei's Mofei brand business covers Western-style small kitchen appliances such as juice cups, toasters, cooking sticks, and coffee machines; Cubs launches personalized and creative small appliances such as yogurt machines, decoction pots, health pots, and electric lunch boxes. , The market is niche but has many categories, new in functional coverage and appearance design, the product SKU reached more than 400, highly detailed coverage from infants, young people to middle-aged and elderly people across the entire age range.
What Gets Your Dishes Cleaner: You or Your Dishwasher?
Someone needs to erect a statue of Josephine Cochrane. If it wasn't for this daughter of the Victorian Age, all of us would be washing dirty dishes by hand. Not only would that really suck, but it wouldn't be at all sanitary. You see, dishwashers kill more germs than handwashing. More on that later, but first, a bit about this heroine of the kitchen.
Cochrane lived a well-heeled life and loved to entertain her many friends. Over the course of time, her household servants had chipped their fair share of the family's 17th-century china. Frustrated, Cochrane began washing the dishes herself, a task she hated. She wondered why someone hadn't invented a machine to make it easier. In 1886, she took matters into her own dishpan hands and built the first practical dishwasher, improving on an 1850 design by some guy named Joel Houghton.
Houghton's device was hand-cranked and only splashed water on dirty dishes. Cochrane's washer was more thoughtful. It had a motor that turned a wheel that pumped hot soapy water from a boiler over the dishes. It would take a while for Cochrane's dishwasher to catch on, but when it did, people loved it.
What Cochrane didn't know was that hand-washing dishes was less sanitary than cycling them through the dishwasher. Today's dishwashers use scalding hot water, high-tech spray nozzles, and other features to cleanse dishes and rid them of germs and bacteria. Handwashing doesn't even come close. That's because our hands, as The Washington Post points out, cannot withstand the "140 or 145 degrees Fahrenheit [60 to 62 degrees Celsius] — that many dishwashers use to get stuff really clean."
Moreover, the sponge a person uses is a cesspool of some of the most awful, sickening creatures in your kitchen. Scientists have found nearly 400 different species of bacteria on household kitchen sponges. The density is astronomical — around 45 billion per square centimeter. Yuck!
Experts say using a dishwasher is not only healthier, but it will save you time, money, water and energy. According to the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, new ENERGY STAR dishwashers use less energy and water — 5,000 gallons a year — than handwashing.
Now you see why Josephine Cochrane needs to be immortalized with a monument. Romania in 2013 had the good sense to put her on one of its stamps.