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The burning question*: Do you let dishes air dry... or use tea towel?

It’s Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

Yes, we're all this delighted to dry the dishes.
Yes, we're all this delighted to dry the dishes.
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WE KNOW HOW you feel. It’s Monday, you have the whole week ahead and you have a lot on your plate.

So do like we do here in HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing issues.


This week: Dishwashers have become a common kitchen gadget but we all still have times where we are called upon to handwash a sink full of dishes.

Grand. We can do that.

But do you disagree with how the dishes should be dried? Leave them to air dry on the draining board or take the teatowel to them straight away?

Vote here: Handwashed dishes should be dried by the following method…

Poll Results:

B - Dried straight away with a tea towel (2649)
A - Left to air dry on the draining board (2064)
C - I never, ever handwash the dishes (1019)
D - Can't we all just get along? (503)

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