Mum gets slammed as ‘disgusting’ for bizarre toilet brush cleaning method

What do you think?

January 24 2019

One woman’s strange method for cleaning her bathroom toilet brush has drawn a lot of criticism from other parents who say she is “gross” and “disgusting.”

Sharing a suggestion on Mumsnet, the woman asked what people thought about putting a toilet brush in the dishwasher to clean it, rather than chucking it away.

"Would it be absolutely disgusting to put loo brushes in the dishwasher on their own, on hot setting, followed by a hot wash on empty??!!!” she asked.

Most people were quick to reply saying they would never even consider doing it, even if it was safe.

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"I have no idea but I wouldn't do it,” one wrote. “Tiny particles of faecal matter flowing around my dishes.”

“I’d have to discard the dishwasher afterwards,” said another.

“Yes I agree about the reusing thing, as much as possible. But putting loo brushes in the dishwasher is gross and not very efficient as you would be using a huge amount of water. Bucket of hot water is a good idea!” wrote another.

Some, however, said her cleaning idea had legs and wouldn’t be harmful to anyone’s health.

“Of course it's fine ! Dishwashers temperature is set to kill all bugs,” said one.

“Of course you can. People put chopping beards that have had raw chicken on. That doesn't somehow magically contaminate all else,” added another.

Would you do it?!