Appliances Direct has revealed some rather surprising findings on the British Public’s domestic knowledge, discovered within its survey ‘Power On: The Evolution of Appliances report’.
Stating that “Britain has become a nation reliant on appliances, unable to carry out basic tasks without the help of a gadget”, the company’s research found that almost half of brits (46%) would not be able to re-heat food without a small appliance to do it for them.
When it comes to food, 40% said they would struggle to make toast without a small appliance, i.e. a toaster, despite this only requiring a grill. Additionally, a quarter of Brits (25%) wouldn’t be able to make a cup of tea or coffee without a kettle!
Almost 1 in 4 of those surveyed confessed to not knowing how to wash their clothes without having a washing machine on hand to do most of the work and, shockingly, 1 in 5 wouldn’t know how to dry their clothes without a tumble dryer.
However, when addressing who is lacking ‘traditional domesticity’ the most, it would seem millennials are the top of the list. Around 40% of millennials surveyed wouldn’t know how to make tea or coffee without a kettle, and more than half (63%) wouldn’t know how to wash or dry clothes without an appliance to do so.
Mark Kelly, marketing manager at , commented on the survey’s findings, stating “Brits should ensure they know how to do basic things such a boil water and wash their clothes, in case their appliances break or there is a power cut.”Appliances Direct | appliancesdirect.co.uk