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Woman divides opinion after putting toilet brush in the dishwasher

Woman divides opinion after putting toilet brush in the dishwasher

That's a hard pass.

A woman has seriously divided opinions online after revealing she cleans her toilet brush every few months by putting it in the dishwasher.

Look, to each their own and all that, but this is a particularly tough one to wrap my head around.

Exposing one of the perhaps one of the most controversial home cleaning hacks we've ever seen, one woman took to Mumsnet to ask if she was being unreasonable by putting her toilet cleaner in the same place she washes the dishes.

Explaining that she had almost fallen out with a friend when the toilet brush was found in her dishwasher, the woman took to the parenting website to ask for some advice.

"I clean my toilet brush in the dishwasher every few months," she began.

"I just put the brush and holder in, on their own, on a hot wash and they come out like new.

"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!!"

Confused by her friend's reaction, the woman asked: "Was my friend being unreasonable? The mugs and loo bush were washed in separate loads!!"

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Needless to say most people were pretty horrified with this mum's admission, and they didn't hesitate to tell her so.

"I'm surprised the bristle [didn't] melt in the dishwasher. But I'm with your friend - I wouldn't have accepted a cuppa off you," wrote one user.

"Is this a wind up? That's disgusting!!" complained a second, while a third simply put it: "Utterly rank."

For good measure, a fourth added: "That is absolutely disgusting. I don't care how hygienic it is, just NO."

But a few people were more accepting of this woman's unusual cleaning method.

Would you clean your toilet brush in the dishwasher?
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"It's fine. My ex partner used to do the same," began one woman.

"We're both still alive. And still friends. You can make me a cuppa anytime. I spend my entire life making my own tea."

Needless to say, if you're going to brave this technique, you might want to prepare for some unimpressed house guests.

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Topics: Life, Real Life, Home