However, one mum – who is tired of buying new toilet brushes every few months – has come up with a controversial idea to keep her toilet brush clean – and it’s certainly divided certain circles on the Internet.
Taking to UK site Mumsnet, the woman asks: “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??!!!”
Um… yes, yes it would be absolutely disgusting. But maybe that’s just us because the most mind-blowing revelation to come out of the thread was that this woman was not alone.
“Of course it’s fine! Dishwashers temperature is set to kill all bugs. I wouldn’t and don’t even do a hot wash afterwards,” one replied.
“I do my four loo brushes, pots they go in, pots they stand on (it’s a whole contraption) every month in the dishwasher. It’s a full load, wouldn’t put anything else in with them,” another added.
There’s a yuck factor involved, so I reached out to my microbiological friends who agreed, yes there is a yuck factor, but it’s a fine procedure.
The bigger risk may be the drip drip carrying the brush to the dishwasher, so carry it in the holder, and put it in the dishwasher as well.