Chef slams people who hang towels on the oven door handle and dishcloths over the kitchen tap instead of keeping them under the sink (but where are YOURS stored?)
- Gary Usher ignited a huge discussion on Twitter after casting aspersions on people who hang up kitchen laundry on taps and oven door handles
- The jovial tweet sparked a huge debate, with many agreeing with the top chef
- One animated poster described dishclothes as germ-laden monstrosities
- Others were perplexed as to where exactly they should put them in the kitchen
A top chef has sparked an almighty debate on social media – over whether it’s hygienic to hang dishcloths on a kitchen tap and tea-towels through the handle of the oven door.
Gary Usher, who trained at Michelin-starred Chez Bruce in London, said he ‘couldn’t be friends’ with anyone who did either of the practices in their own kitchen.
Hundreds of people took to Twitter to agree with him – or to ask exactly where they should hang out their kitchen laundry to dry.
A hornet’s nest! Top chef Gary Usher joked that he ‘couldn’t be friends’ with anyone who hung dishcloths on a kitchen tap and tea-towels through the handle of the oven door – and sparked an almighty debate on Twitter
Many people who saw the chef’s tweet admitted they did hang their tea-towel on the oven door handle to dry…while others described dishclothes as ‘germ-laden monstrosities’
Usher, who’s garnered awards for this skills in the kitchen, wrote: ‘Do you fold your dishcloth over your tap or hang your tea towel through your oven handle? We couldn’t be friends.’
The comment quickly caused a storm, with many agreeing with the chef – particularly on the dishcloth over the tap issue.
@Liz3681 wrote: ‘Dishcloths are gross, germ laden monstrosities and I refuse to have them. The tea towel tends to get left wherever I throw it until tidy up when it goes on the oven handle. Better there than hanging from a drawer.’
@susanpountney felt just as strongly, penning: ‘Dish cloths are disgusting, germ laden bits of old cloth. Don’t have a tea towel…pots air-dry on the sink drainer.’
Others were unclear as to exactly what they were doing wrong.
@TheWildflours griped: ‘My kitchen is about the size of a large wardrobe, where the hell else can I keep a teatowel… also people on here commenting they wash them straight away – single use teatowels, wtf!? How many teatowels can a person own?’
@JarJarSpinks wondered: ‘Is the dishcloth a hygiene thing? Genuine question as I do that, is it minging?’
@gilmour_audrey penned: ‘What should you do with them?’
Eventually, Usher tried to draw a line under the fiery online debate, saying kitchen utensils belong ‘under the sink not in it’
Eventually, the chef attempted to put the matter to bed after being tagged in the storm of tweets.
He wrote: ‘Look I don’t want to drag this out cause I know it’s quite upsetting for a lot of us but I just wanted to tell the people that leave their cleaning utensils in the sink how much less I now think of you all. They live under the sink not in it. Ffs.’
Usher is no stranger to the Twitter spotlight. Earlier this year, he had the ‘worst day of 2019’ after trolls accused him of giving a homeless man a job just to promote his Manchester eatery.
After the story went viral on Twitter, the 37-year-old was dubbed a ‘life changer’ but says he’s also received criticism of his decision to pay for the rough sleeper’s accommodation in a nearby hotel.
In an emotional post on Twitter, Usher said: ‘Yesterday was easily the worst day of 2019; I’ve been made to feel like a disgusting s***bag who’s using someone’s misfortune for own personal gain.’