Is it 'disgusting' to keep your washing machine in the kitchen? TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp sparks heated debate
Television presenter Kirstie Allsopp has prompted a fierce debate over whether washing machines belong in kitchens.
Allsopp, who co-presents the property show Location Location Location, believes the practice of doing laundry in the kitchen is "disgusting".
Responding to a post on Twitter from a journalist about how Americans find the location of the appliance in European homes confusing, Allsopp said: "It is disgusting, my life's work is in part dedicated to getting washing machines out of the kitchen."
Asked where they should be put instead if a homeowner has no utility room, she said: "Bathroom, hall cupboard, airing cupboard".
It is disgusting, my life's work is in part dedicated to getting washing machines out of the kitchen. https://t.co/FDqjoGOnlN— Kirstie Mary Allsopp (@KirstieMAllsopp) July 10, 2017
She explained that getting the washing machine out of the kitchen was a practical idea as it created more cupboard space.
Her comments prompted scores of responses with many saying they did not have the luxury of putting their washing machine anywhere other than the kitchen.
The presenter, 45, urged her followers not to take the debate too seriously, saying: "Clue that this *was* a humorous debate was in the phrase "life's work". Who the effing hell has laundry relocation as their life's work?"
She added that she was getting "lots of po-faced Tweets" in response to her initial message.
She later wrote: "Can I safely move away from Twitter for the evening without everyone having a white goods wig out?"