People keep boiling dirty pants in hotel kettles due to disgusting ‘travel hack’
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    Hotel rooms aren’t known for being the cleanest places in the world.

    Plenty of industry workers have warned people to check for bed bugs and not to use the glasses left in the room.

    However, we think some of the latest revelations might leave Brits with a bad taste in their mouth.

    READ MORE: Tourist disgusts Brits by using hotel coffee pot to cook 'atrocious' dinner

    Earlier this week, we discovered that some people had been cooking when away using kettles and coffee makers.

    One bloke claimed to have cooked chicken breast in his hotel’s coffee maker, while another person said they cooked beef strips in the kettle.

    In the comments on one post a hotel worker claimed that’s not the worst that happens to such appliances.

    They said: “In a past life I ran a small hotel, people doing this was literally the worst – more people do it than you’d think. Not to mention people sterilising needles, underwear all sorts of crazy sh**.”

    It turns out that holidaymakers using communal hotel kettles to wash their pants isn’t all that uncommon…

    We know, vomit worthy.

    Not only is this incredibly dangerous – the kettle could overheat or become faulty and catch fire – but it also doesn't actually work.

    That's because some bacteria can withstand high temperatures, and as hotel kettles aren't supposed to be industrial strength cleaning machines (shocking) the water won't necessarily sterilise the pants.

    Meaning you're wearing underwear that's not been cleaned and those staying after you might be drinking your germs.

    This horrendous habit was first brought to light several years ago on Twitter.

    Someone asked: "Real question: does anyone I know clean their underwear in a kettle when travelling?"

    And, some followers insisted that it’s seen as a “travel tip”.

    In fact, in 2019, one woman broadcasted her use of the kettle in such a way online.

    She showed a snap of her lacy underwear inside a kettle and said: “Staying in a hotel, that time of the month comes out of the blue.

    “Forgot to pack knickers so came up with a good way to quickly wash them.

    “The hotel kettle!

    “Quick, fast and hygienic.”

    One woman replied to the post and said: "My husband is a housekeeper in a hotel – *never* use the hotel room kettle!"


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