New research reveals that Brits have little understanding when it comes to working all of their home appliances. A survey of 1,015 UK adults carried out by appliances retailer, AppliancesDirect.co.uk, revealed that 61% of Brits said that they can’t work all of their home appliances.
More than 1 in 3 (39%) reveal they search on the internet when they are looking for help or advice on how to work their home appliances, while 26% admitted that they turn to their family. Perhaps even more surprisingly, just 8% said they use the instruction manual to figure out how their household appliances work.
The survey also quizzed Brits on how to work home appliances and revealed how 32% believe that household appliances in standby mode use no power.
- 61% of Brits don’t know how all of their home appliances work
- 39% turn to the internet for advice
- Only 8% use the instruction manual to figure out how to work their home appliances
Another common thing that Brits revealed is that they don’t know how to use more than one setting on the washing machine, with more than a quarter of the votes (27%). Furthermore, 1 in 4 confess that they don’t know the difference between the oven and the grill.
21% of those surveyed admitted that they don’t know how the temperature switch works on their fridge. And not knowing how to work any of the attachments on a vacuum cleaner (14%), rounded off the top five list.
Says Mark Kelly, marketing manager at AppliancesDirect.co.uk:
“Despite the advice available on how to use home appliances, there are still many of us who don’t know how to work all of them correctly. The research shows how there are many common misconceptions surrounding how household appliances work – an example of this is many of us believing that appliances in standby mode use no power.
The data also revealed that men are the most likely to not know how to work all of their home appliances, with 64% of the votes.