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...to soak my feet in the washing up bowl

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Mexxi Fri 16-Jun-17 18:04:31

Obviously, the washing up would not be in there at the time. I could do with a nice d -stressing foot soak, but the only bowl I own is the washing up bowl. Should I?

GummyGoddess Fri 16-Jun-17 18:14:11

I probably wouldn't, maybe a bath? If you want to then I guess it wouldn't do any harm if it was properly cleaned after.

Jenda Fri 16-Jun-17 18:14:45

I do this all the time! Just clean it before and after. Am I gross?!

FloatyCat Fri 16-Jun-17 18:15:43

Only if you never use it for washing up again ..... bleurgh

jarhead123 Fri 16-Jun-17 18:16:58

I do this. Just thoroughly wash it after!

IHaveBrilloHair Fri 16-Jun-17 18:20:55

Yes, just clean it afterwards.

Mexxi Fri 16-Jun-17 18:21:40

When i suggested it, DH looked at me in horror. Maybe I'm gross too then!

Westray Fri 16-Jun-17 18:22:05

Yeuch.
You can't sterilise a plastic washing up bowl.

You could buy another- £1 from many shops and keep it just for that purpose.

saoirse31 Fri 16-Jun-17 18:22:18

Surely washing after will clean it, so no problem!

BarryTheKestrel Fri 16-Jun-17 18:22:31

As long as you clean it thoroughly afterwards I would.

PunnetSquare Fri 16-Jun-17 18:24:07

I would and do. Always clean it after. What's the problem?

steff13 Fri 16-Jun-17 18:24:47

I wouldn't.

But I also don't understand the concept of a washing up bowl. All of our dishes that won't fit/aren't safe for the dishwasher get washed in the sink.

Nikephorus Fri 16-Jun-17 18:25:31

Assuming you have normal feet and no fungal infections, open boils and sores, leprosy-ridden toes or similar then I can't see the problem. Just stick some boiling water in afterwards to clean it.

Chasingsquirrels Fri 16-Jun-17 18:26:11

It wouldn't even cross my mind that there would be an issue with it, although I have long conceded that my hygiene standards are somewhat lacking. Not that I own a washing up bowl.

What about a bucket?

paxillin Fri 16-Jun-17 18:26:49

I use the big stew pot.

Badcat666 Fri 16-Jun-17 18:28:54

Go for it. I do this all the time. Bowl gets a good scrub with boiling water before and after. It's not like you plan to soak your feet in old manky washing up water ffs.

BandeauSally Fri 16-Jun-17 18:31:03

Grim

FourEyesGood Fri 16-Jun-17 18:32:58

Perfectly fine. A good clean afterwards will leave it ready to use for washing up.
Some people are so weird about bodies!

Highalert Fri 16-Jun-17 18:34:59

I thought everyone did this. Don't see a problem.

YellowLawn Fri 16-Jun-17 18:35:57

yanbu
it's the right size for feet --and the only use for it in my house.

FrogFairy Fri 16-Jun-17 18:38:47

I have a washing up bowl just for feet. It is pink (for piggies)

ditzychick34 Fri 16-Jun-17 18:38:49

I don't understand why people think you can't clean it afterwards? Do they never wash up after chopping raw chicken? Perfectly fine IMO

elisa2502 Fri 16-Jun-17 18:39:22

Gross get a separate bowl! Washing dishes after you've had your manky trotters in it is just vile

Highalert Fri 16-Jun-17 18:42:08

Why is it vile?

GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER Fri 16-Jun-17 18:46:29

Can't believe how fussy/prissy some people are on here.
I always soak my feet in the washing up bowl before giving myself a pedicure. I just wash it afterwards - nobody has ever died.

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