How dirty is your dishcloth?



Every evening as Little Mr has his bath supervised by his Daddy, I enjoy fifteen minutes peace tidying up the kitchen. It’s become a bit of a routine now. The boys go upstairs and I spend some time in the kitchen putting the dishes in the dishwasher on, putting the saucepans into soak and changing the washing over. One of the things I always makes sure I do is clean the worktops and the sink. I love to use the antibacterial surface wipes on all the counters and the splashback on the oven whilst using the antibacterial spray in the sink. We don’t use dishcloths as we don’t tend to do much washing up but we do have a scouring pad for when the saucepans have food burnt onto them or the oven trays have something stuck on them. Dettol have recently got in touch and asked me if I knew that UK dishcloths are dirtier than toilet flush handles? or that recent research has found that nine out of ten UK dishcloths were heavily contaminated with bacteria. How grim!



I’m really glad we don’t have a dishcloth. I hate the thought of having a dishcloth teaming with bacteria on the sink top which could be transferred to one of us in the house and make us ill.It’s reassuring to know that the Dettol surface wipes kill 99.9% of bacteria on the worktops so I’m in good hands.

We were also sent a selection of Dettol goodies to use throughout the kitchen to beat the germs and although we use both the surface cleaner and the wipes already in the kitchen, we haven’t used the hand soap in the hands free dispenser. What a brilliant invention! It’s very easy to use, just put your hand underneath the sensor and the dispenser automatically dispenses hand soap into the palm of your hand. No touching the top of the soap dispenser leaving germs for the next user to pick up. It really is very clever. We are fans of the Dettol cleaning range so will continue to use their products and I’m more determined than before to ditch the dishcloths to make sure we keep nasty germs at bay to protect myself and my little family.

Disclaimer: We were sent the above goodies for the purpose of this post. All words are my own. 

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1 Comment

  • Reply Donna 25/08/2014 at 10:56 pm

    That automatic handwash is an AMAZING invention! We love ours x

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