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When I lived in England I thought the washing machine was in the kitchen because we had a tiny shitty house, but turned out that's very normal in England. Where do you keep your washing machine?

9th August 2019
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11 days ago #9819694        
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Well of course Britain does laundry in the kitchen, it's not like the British are known for cooking in there...


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9 days ago #9819915        
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Washing machine? I just keep a bunch of gnomes enslaved in my basement who fix such things for me.

11 days ago #9819692        
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At least according to Swedish standards, the washing machine must be installed in a room with a floor drain. This obviously excludes the kitchen. Since most apartments only have one in the bathroom, that's where it goes.


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10 days ago #9819802        
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Mis-representing Denmark. Let me fix it.

Denmark: It belongs in the brewery (bryggerset)
Everybody: The brewery?
Denmark: Yeah, you know the brewery room in every home?


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11 days ago #9819662        
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Good lord... Why would you want the washer and dryer in the same room where you take a shit? Imagine taco tuesday, if you did laundry on that day...


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8 days ago #9819919        
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what if we combine polandball and Scandinavia and the World (satw)?

Bea


11 days ago #9819749        
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In the US, a small designated closet where the piping runs shortest to the hot water heater...


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9 days ago #9819914        
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in Switzerland, it's either in the bathroom or, if you have a closet for brooms and stuff, it's there too... but mostly in the bathroom....

the kitchen would be really weird for Swiss people... I've noticed because I use British books to teach English (school choice) and when there are photos of apartments with vocabulary, my students always say: a washing machine in the kitchen?? weird!

9 days ago #9819908        
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The placement of a washing machine follows a strikt rule: If you have a basement, put it in the basement. If you have no basement or your basement is too small, but in the kitchen. If your kitchen is too small, but it in the bath. If your bath is too small... welp... You either find a place in a cabinet or you have to use public washs.

I can tell from experience, that this is the placement order for a washing machine all across Europe. From Scotland to Italy, from Portugal to Greece.


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9 days ago #9819907        
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In Australia, if it’s a house the washing machine always has its own room though that room may have other uses too e.g. storage, ironing. If it’s a flat the laundry can be anywhere: I’ve had or seen: a shared shed out the back, a shared room on the ground floor, a shared room on each floor, its own tiny room inside the flat, the bathroom and in my current flat the kitchen (albeit hidden behind folding doors).

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