Scrub a Dub Don’t: Survey Shows Adults *Really* Dislike Washing Dishes

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Is dishwashing the most hated chore? A new survey shows that Americans are willing to make big sacrifices to never do them again and that dish drudgery is a source of constant arguments at home.

As it turns out, one in five adults would give up sex for an entire year in exchange for a lifetime free of doing dishes. At least, that’s what the survey commissioned by frozen vegetable brand Birds Eye suggests. That’s quite the tradeoff, but when data says that Americans spend an average of six days a year washing dishes, it might be worth it?

Even with dishwashers to automate some of the process, 43 percent of survey respondents said that they argue with their family over who will do the chore. And if they’re arguing, it’s a pretty common occurrence—two out of three said it happens every week! Part of that has to do with the number of dishes, pots and pans that require washing, since 41 percent said they use six or more tools for every meal.

The study surveyed more than 1,000 Americans over 18 and it was conducted by Kelton Global. Birds Eye wants to give you a break from the dreaded dish duty with the launch of new sheet pan frozen meals. The one-pan meals feature a protein with veggies and unique seasonings for a quick and simple dinner. No battles necessary!

––Sarah Shebek

Featured image courtesy of Nathan Dumlao, Unsplash



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