The Internet is Disgusted by This Influencers Toilet ‘Cleaning’ Hack

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A cleaning hack posted by a couple of influencers has gone viral — along with “puke face” emojis. An unknown person created a video of themselves placing a toilet seat in the dishwasher. Also in the dishwasher were cutlery and dishes. When Janelle Flom and Kate Heintzelman shared the hack on their Instagram account, the internet was not happy.

“Cleaning hack,” Flom and Heintzelman captioned.

The comments section was flooded with sick face emojis and puking emojis.

“No. The water doesn’t get anywhere near hot enough to sterilize it, or the dishwasher after.”

“Are you that desperate just to gather attention?”

“Everybody says it’s [puke emojis] but have you seen the arm can’t rotate?…. And yeah… Its [more puke emojis].”

“Stupidest thing I’ve ever seen.”

The Internet Doesn’t Approve This Cleaning Hack

“This isn’t a hack. This is absolutely disgusting.”

“Y’all need to stop eating at ppl house.”

“In with the cereal bowls.”

“Uhhh NO! That’s ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING! It’s the fact that they put it in there with dishes is exactly one of the reasons why we have all of these viruses and “superbugs” because some people are just plain NASTY!!!”

“Poo water alert.”

The video was reposted all around Twitter, with a nearly unanimous agreement that the hack is disgusting. While there are some supporters of the toilet seat cleaning method, they are far and few between.

“Y’all I’m about to get violent cuz wtf,” someone posted.

“If you invite me over for dinner and i see your toilet seat in the dishwasher I’m turning around and never coming back,” reposted another Twitter user.

Dishwashers Don’t Get Hot Enough to Kill Bacteria in Poop

Is this cleaning hack really functional? A quick Google search of how hot dishwashers get yields various results, but none of them get hot enough to kill deadly bacteria like Escherichia coli and Salmonella. For instance, Hunker.com states that most dishwashers average between 120- and 150-degrees Fahrenheit during the hottest part of their cycle.

Conversely, Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Salmonella are killed at temperatures between 160- and 170-degrees Fahrenheit. Worse, E. coli is found in the intestines of humans and animals.

So, while there is much discussion floating around the internet about whether or not this hack is acceptable, you may want to consider exactly how sanitary this hack is. It’s not going to kill certain deadly bacteria, and you certainly don’t want to mix your dishware with the toilet seat. Better yet, skip this toilet cleaning hack altogether. You should probably stick to bleach.

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