Great news for anyone who doesn't like housework!

Hate washing up? So do we! It’s time consuming, difficult, messy and let’s be honest, an apple crumble looks great in the dish and may taste delicious but washing up the baking tray is quite unappelling.

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However, we may never have to do it again because scientists are telling us all to stop!

According to researchers from the UK, washing up should be replaced by using the dishwasher for one good reason… To save water! Considering we’re on the edge of an El Nino event, Australians should listen up and take this advice too.

Apart from saving thousands of litres of water each month when using the dishwasher, you’re also getting a much better clean. If saving water isn’ enough to get you using the machine, this may be. The kitchen sponge is rather germ infested. A 2012 study found that it can be 200,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat!

The correct temperature to wash plates and actually get rid of bacteria is 60 degrees C. This is too hot for most people to handwash, so you can guarantee they’re always coming out germ free in the dishwasher.

So there you have it: if you don’t like washing up, you really shouldn’t have to do it again!