FROM cutlery and mugs to dirty plates, a dishwasher is used daily by households up and down the country to get chinaware clean and sparkling.
But one woman revealed she uses her appliance to clean something different altogether – and it’s caused quite a stir online.
The anonymous woman took to Mumsnet and told how she washes her toilet brush in the dishwasher “every few months” – yes, you heard correct.
In the initial post, she explained: “I just put the brush and holder in, on their own, on a hot wash and they come out like new.”
The woman went on to say how she didn’t think anything of it, until a friend visited and was “totally freaked out” by the incident.
She continued: “A friend popped by this morning for coffee, and I opened the dishwasher to get out a couple of mugs, forgetting that I had put the toilet items in last night.
“She totally freaked out, saying this is totally disgusting, and re-washed the mugs I had then taken out from the cupboard AND poured boiling water on them before she would allow me to make her coffee!”
The confused woman went on to ask social forum users whether they think her friend was being unreasonable – especially because “the mugs and loo bush were washed in separate loads.”
And the post wasn’t short of responses…
“I’m with your friend – I wouldn’t have accepted a cuppa off you,” admitted one.
A second commented: “Well I suppose all the muck would be rinsed and drained away but it still sounds gross!”
A third noted: “That is absolutely disgusting.”
Meanwhile, a fourth agreed: “I don’t care how hygienic it is, just NO.”
Another simply commented “yuk,” while a further branded it “utterly rank.”
However, one social media user added: “It’s fine . My ex partner used to do the same. We’re both still alive. And still friends.
“You can make me a cuppa anytime. I spend my entire life making my own tea.”