If you don’t have a separate utility room then your washing machine is most likely to be found in the kitchen, but according to Twitter that’s a grave mistake.
The debate was started on Twitter by German user Melis, who shared two snaps of bathrooms with washing machines, saying ‘it‘s the MOST NORMAL thing’.
Many people were shocked by the tweet, which has been liked almost 60,000 times, and said they now ‘felt dumb’ and realised keeping the appliance in the kitchen makes ‘zero sense’.
Thousands of people responded to a tweet showing washing machines, pictured next to the sink, are often put in the bathroom in Germany
Some British people were shocked by the revelation and said they ‘felt dumb’ as having the machine in the bathroom, pictured, was ‘genius’ and it being in the kitchen made ‘zero sense’
In one of Miels snaps the washing machine was neatly tucked under the sink, while another showed it placed alongside.
The tweet read: ‘In Germany it‘s the MOST NORMAL thing that washing machines are placed in bathrooms and not in the kitchen where it definitely doesn‘t belong????’
One person said: ‘It makes complete sense for washing machines to be in the bathroom and I can’t answer why us Brits put them in the kitchen either.’
Another shocked Twitter user said: ‘Now I feel so dumb. Why do I wash clothes in the kitchen? It makes 0 sense.’
The tweet showed the washing machine neatly under the bathroom counter in German homes
Some people said they felt ‘dumb’ after seeing the washer in the bathroom instead of a kitchen
While someone else commented: ‘Omg what? I have it in my kitchen and I thought it was the most normal thing.’
Others were blown away by the news that a washing machine could be put in another room, which they thought was a great idea.
One person said: ‘Can you imagine taking your clothes off and putting them DIRECTLY in the wash…. genius.’
Twitter users from around the world also shared where the washing machine was placed in their countries, saying that the UK was strange for having it in the kitchen.
Others refused to accept it and said the kitchen was still the place to keep a washing machine
Several people from different countries responded saying they wouldn’t keep it in the kitchen
People from Finland, Sweden, and Norway agreed with the German way, with one saying: ‘Same in Norway.. Why the f*** would you have it in the kitchen’
However some Brits refused to accept the alternative position for the washer.
A woman from Leicester said: ‘Nah they definitely go in the kitchen won’t have it any other way.’
While others defended the UK way, explaining how there’s less space in British homes, meaning there isn’t room for the washing machine in any other room.
Some Brits defended the kitchen placement of a washing machine by saying UK homes were not big enough to keep it anywhere else
One man responded to a shocked Twitter user who couldn’t believe all Brits didn’t have laundry rooms saying ‘space tight over here.’
And another said: ‘Okay listen the UK is small. Our bathrooms barely have enough space for a person let alone a whole washing machine.’
The debate has cropped up again almost two years after Location, Location, Location presented Kirstie Allsopp tweeted about the issue of washing machines in kitchens.
She said: ‘It is disgusting, my life’s work is in part dedicated to getting washing machines out of the kitchen.’
TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp tweeted about the issue of washing machines in kitchens in 2017 and said it was her ‘life’s work’ to get them out and into another room of the house