Real question: does anyone I know clean their underwear in a kettle when travelling?
To clarify, I don't do this, but @blakemizzi claims it's a real thing.
Blake @blakemizzi 2:10 PM - 22 Aug 2017
Who heard it from a friend of mine, beware travellers. This is a customer service announcement for your safety and happy tea drinking ;)
Knickers in a kettle:
"Please tell your friend to knock it off! Boil the water and pour it into the sink for washing items. Don't put your dirty underwear into the kettle!"Why You Might Want To Think Twice Before Using The Kettle In Your Hotel Room
If you can’t go a day without your morning coffee on holiday, we’ve got bad news for you.
Instead of providing you with a taste of home, the kettle in your hotel room could be leaving you with a mouthful of someone else’s dirty underwear. That’s right, cleaning your grubby pants in hotel kettles is a thing, apparently.
The abominable habit shot onto our radars after a Twitter user asked others whether they had tried it. The man said he’d heard about the practice from a friend.
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Experts Say Cleaning Underwear In A Hotel Kettle Is 'Super Super Super Super Gross' So Maybe Don't Do It K Thnx
"Real question: does anyone I know clean their underwear in a kettle when travelling?"
Scrolling through social media this morning, these 14 words, in one foul (pun intended) swoop, ruined every relaxing cup of tea I've ever had in a hotel room.
My mind was racing. Who would do this? Why?
And is it really as gross as it sounds? I reached out to some experts on the matter to find out if the simple fact the underwear is literally boiling means this actually a safe thing to do, or nah.
No, you shouldn't be boiling your underwear in hotel kettles
Soaking your underwear in hotel kettles is a no-no, in case there was any doubt. (Photo by Schning/ullstein bild) (Getty Images)
Probably the only time putting the kettle on has caused distress.
There has been much talk about what does and doesn't go together, pineapple on pizzas, doughnuts on milkshakes ... and now hotel kettles and underwear.
And this is why you should always pack clean underwear. It all began with a Tweet...
Why you should think twice about making a cuppa in your hotel room
People have been shocked to learn some hotel guests have discovered a rather unhygienic travel hack to launder their undies. Picture: Getty
Travelers use kettles to clean undies. People have been appalled to learn some hotel guests are employing a rather unhygienic travel hack to launder their undies – by washing them in a kettle.
Holiday-makers are now thinking twice about a hotel room cuppa next time they are away.
Guy ‘Yug’ Blomberg heard rumours of people doing the kettle undies wash and took to Twitter to ask it was a real thing.
Do not boil your underwear in hotel kettles, warns expert
Experts are warning people not to boil their underwear in hotel kettles in case it spreads potentially deadly toxins.
It's a revelation that’s bound to have you regretting every cup of tea you’ve ever had in a hotel room; the act of underwear-boiling is apparently a practice that exists.
Highlighted by Gizmido, who spotted someone asking on Twitter, “Real question: does anyone I know clean their underwear in a kettle while travelling?” evidence of people using hotel kettles to boil their unmentionables has, worryingly, also been spotted on Chinese microblogging site Weibo.
Stop Washing Your Underwear in Hotel Kettle, it’s Super, Super Gross: Expert
This post is for everyone who washes undies in boiling kettle during their stay at a hotel. You don’t need to look so baffled because this dirty habit is believed to spread potentially deadly toxins. The experts are warning individuals to stop boiling their underwear in hotel kettle while travelling. This questionable gross habit of room occupants caught many off guard who pondered if they really know of anyone who boiled their inners in a kettle. The answer is – Yes and in large numbers.
According to a report by Gizmodo Australia, a person called Guy ‘Yug’ Blomberg had asked on Twitter: “Real question: does anyone I know clean their underwear in a kettle while travelling?” The replies on the thread will leave you with a bad taste in mouth (no pun intended). The answers confirmed that boiling underwear in the kettle was quite a ‘thing’ by hotel guests. A similar revelation on the yikes topic surfaced previous year on Weibo.
Dr Heather Hendrickson, a senior lecturer in molecular biosciences at the Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at Massey University in Auckland claimed the microorganisms could prove dangerous for people coming in contact with them. The researcher was quoted saying, “Please tell your friend to knock it off! Boil the water and pour it into the sink for washing items. Don’t put your dirty underwear into the kettle!”
Hotel secrets: This is why you should NEVER use the kettle in the room
HOTEL guests who next go to boil a cup of tea after a long day may want to think again when using the kettle. Hotel room kettles should be avoided due to this disgusting reason
Hotel rooms hide all sort of secrets, from when the bedding was last washed to who last used the bathroom.
Even high-end hotels don’t keep the rooms as clean as guests may think, with items such as the bedspreads and glasses rarely getting cleaned. However one of the more popular items in the room has also come under fire for not being the cleanest thing to use.
It may make tired guests rethink their next cup of tea.
People need to stop doing this really gross thing with their hotel room kettles
When blessed with a kettle in a hotel room, most of us will use it to make a cup of tea or coffee to kickstart the day or add a touch of extra cosiness before climbing into bed at night. However, it turns out some people haven't quite grasped the concept of what a kettle is for - and instead, they're using it for something seriously revolting.
Be warned before you read on - this could put you off your next hotel cuppa! Because, it turns out, some people use the kettle to... boil their underwear. We're not joking.
Apparently some guests who have forgotten to pack extra pants have been using their hotel room kettles as a makeshift washing machine, in a bid to sterilise their underwear so they can re-use. Not only is this incredibly dangerous - the kettle could overheat or become faulty and catch fire - but it also doesn't actually work.
For frequent travelers, is it true that there are people (and not a small proportion) who will boil their underwear in hotel kettles?
Well, now, that’s an unnerving question, especially for someone who likes to brew drinks in hotel kettles.
I think it’s highly unlikely that most people would do something like that. For one thing, why would you want to boil your underwear?
Wouldn’t it be a lot simpler (and also easier on the fabric, especially synthetics and elastic waistbands) just to wash it out in the sink?
SHOCKING: There are people who have been boiling used underwear in hotel kettles
As disgusting as it looked, news has been circulating that people are actually boiling their used underwear using hotel kettles.
If you’re a fan of making your coffee in the hotel room using their oh-so-fab kettles, you might want to think twice. Some hotel guests use it to sanitize their undies and you sure don’t want that.
On the other hand, boiling your own underwears are actually a thing now. It has been brought up to the internet and people seem to agree with it.
This disgusting thing guests do with hotel room kettles will put you off ever using one again
Some guests like to use the kettle in their hotel room to clean their underwear
YOU might think twice about enjoying a cuppa in the hotel room next time you’re on holiday. Because it turns out that some guests like to use the kettles to clean their underwear. The weird habit came to light earlier this week, when someone asked the question on Twitter after he was told it was “a thing” by a friend. Guy 'Yug' Blomberg tweeted: “Real question: does anyone I know clean their underwear in a kettle when travelling?”
It hardly seems possible, but that isn’t even the worst thing guests have done with kettles – there have also been reports of customers urinating inside them. Unsurprisingly, scientists are not impressed by reports of people cleaning their pants in kettles and warn it could even be deadly.
Dr Heather Hendrickson is a Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biosciences at the Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at Massey University in Aukland told Gizmodo: “It is super super super super gross.”
Please do not boil your underwear in hotel kettles
Today, we must request that you do not use the kettles in a hotel room to boil your underwear. We know, we know: You’ve never done this. You’ve never even thought of doing this.
But some people in the world have, so we must take the time to explain why putting your underwear in a hotel kettle is not a good idea.
The act of underwear-boiling was brought to our attention by Gizmodo, who spotted someone asking on social media: ‘Real question: does anyone I know clean their underwear in a kettle while traveling?’
Hotel guest is to use electric kettle to boil briefs unexpectedly?
This net posts yesterday sparked hot debate
These two days, a micro-blog net posts attracted users attention: "yesterday to listen to his colleagues said that he was in a group to see someone else to chat, a woman said she was particularly fond of clean, every night to burn boiling water, boiled underwear ...... Yes! You are not wrong, is some underwear! Also said that every time she travel or travel, hotel, do not have an electric kettle in the room, because according to her knowledge, many ladies love clean hotel will use electric kettle. Simply spit it out! "Is there really such a thing? The Yangzi Evening News reporter made a visit to several hotels in Nanjing yesterday.
Yesterday morning, a post in the netizen is widely forwarded, Yangzi Evening News reporter found, this is a netizen "Cha Cha slag cat sound" 12 noon post "live electric kettle don't use room of the hotel", then attach another netizen forwarding posts, the effect is "yesterday I heard colleagues say, he chat with others in a group, a woman said she loves clean, have to burn hot boiling water, boil the toilet every night ...... Yes! You are not wrong, is some underwear! Also said that every time she travel or travel, hotel, do not have an electric kettle in the room, because according to her knowledge, many ladies love clean hotel will use electric kettle. Just spit it out!"
The reporter then noticed earlier posts noted that the netizen "riding a donkey at the post in October 9th, posting said:" to live the electric kettle don't use room of the hotel! "With a global two pair of underwear pictures, but inexplicably, the two pair of underwear briefs is obvious. There is a pair of wooden chopsticks, underwear soaked where like stainless steel washbasin, non electric kettle, suspected post pictures. At 3:30 in the afternoon, a friend forwarded this post, said: "the blogger is forward, no original, because the water bottle underwear up very confused." There are your sympathy and said: "love, had a similar experience, because the post Tucao crazy pink rose, the 3 day, as the hand arm kylin." The reporter tried to find the topic, found that the original post user name "wsgyb2006" is replaced. Estimate whether posted or if it is only heard, or "turned several hand", not sure is true, rose powder also added some worry and trouble.