Britain's unseen dishwashers
Category: Domestic Cleaning
But for some, washing up is their career. Britain's unseen dishwashers play a vital role in the country's cafes, restaurants and hotels, as well as in the media industry.
Have you ever thought about who has to do all the washing up following the filming of shows such as Masterchef, or the Great British Bake Off?
The latter returned to our screens last night (Wednesday January 27th) for a Sport Relief celebrity special with contestants including prime minister's wife Samantha Cameron, actress Alison Steadman and ex-footballer Chris Kamara.
In an interview with BBC Good Food published ahead of the start of the last series, the show's chief home economist Faenia Moore revealed that GBBO's main washer-upper is Iva, who is helped by the runner who work on the programme.
"We have a good system with two sinks," Ms Moore explained.
"A dishwasher would be too noisy and probably take longer."
She cited caramel as one of the most difficult items to clean off pots and pans - particularly if a contestant's baking has gone badly and the substance is stuck to the kitchenware, meaning it requires extra elbow grease from Iva.
The Great British Bake Off is unusual in the fact that it does not use dishwasher appliances, as they would interrupt the show's outdoor filming schedule. Most other TV shows use machines to help with the washing up, but there are some items that need to be washed by hand at all times.
For instance, many wooden items, such as spoons, are not dishwasher-safe, while some non-stick pots and pans will lose their special finish if they are placed in a dishwasher.
It is recommended that people check the manufacturer's instructions before loading anything into the dishwasher, but if you don't have the time to clean up after yourself, there is help available.
Making a living out of washing up isn't for everyone, so if you want the job taken out of your hands - literally - why not look into our domestic cleaning services?
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