We might pride ourselves on our sparkling clean kitchens, but new research suggests that we're not as hygienic as we think. A survey of 1,015 British adults by AppliancesDirect.co.uk revealed that 71% of us admitted we don't regularly clean our home appliances.
According to the data, the washing machine is the worst off, with most Brits cleaning theirs just once a year.
The microwave comes a close fifth as those surveyed revealed that they cleaned theirs 21 times a year.
More than a third (34%) of those asked admitted that they hire a professional to do their cleaning for them.
Mark Kelly, marketing manager at AppliancesDirect.co.uk, said: 'Despite the recommended guidelines for cleaning, there are still many of us who don’t clean our home appliances.
'Instead of dodging these chores and bringing in the professionals, by investing in some cleaning tools, the job will be a lot easier and cheaper for those concerned. It also means that appliances won’t have to be replaced as frequently, so it is really important that Brits look after their domestic gadgets.'
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