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Yesterday, I shared a TikTok from a former American hotel manager who said she would never use those communal hotel shampoo dispensers you often find in hotels. Here’s why. Since we’re on the subject of nasty things in hotel rooms, here’s another you should know about and avoid.

Flight attendant reveals why she never uses the hotel coffee machine or kettle.If you thought putting mischievous things in shampoo bottles was bad, wait until you hear this. And if you’ve watched this TikTok, you would have heard a small portion of what I’m talking about, when Melly said: “yes, as a former hotel manager and an avid coffee drinker, I will not use the Keurig in a hotel room. And this is why …” She then opens up the top of the coffee machine and says: “On top pf the fact that I’ve seen things other than water being brewed. Even though the housekeeper may rinse it out or wash the outside, that tube right there never gets cleaned.”

@melly_creations Replying to @sodickstracted As a former hotel manager here are additional items I won’t use. #hotels #hotelstay #dontuse #advice ♬ Cupid – Twin Ver. (FIFTY FIFTY) – Sped Up Version – sped up 8282

But Melly didn’t go into detail like flight attendant Barbara Bacilieri from Argentina did, according to the UK’s Metro. Barbara didn’t mention a Keurig machine but she did say it’s vital to check the kettle to make sure it’s clean. ‘Always take a look inside the coffee pot,’ she said. ‘Before boiling water for making tea or coffee, think it through. ‘It is said that some guests use the boiling jar for weird stuff, such as washing underwear, cooking sausages or even cleaning the menstrual cup!’ Respuesta a @Aby NoOs ♬ sonido original – Barbiebac Viajes

Ewww. Shockingly, cleaning underwear in the kettle seems to be quite common all over the world and not just in Argentina. Australia’s Nine News posted a screenshot of a now-deleted tweet from an unidentified woman who wrote: “Staying in a hotel, that time of the month comes out of the blue. Forgot to pack knickers so came up with a good way to quickly wash them. The hotel kettle! Quick, fast and hygienic.”

I have no words for this level of gross. Fortunately, I don’t drink coffee or tea so I never use the kettle but if you do, I would reconsider. One user who goes by Mamma brat advised: “I put vinegar through the coffee machines three separate time in the room when I get there.”

Now, I don’t know who has vinegar when they’re traveling and would want to go through that trouble. And even if it were cleaned, I don’t think I could ever get the possibilities of its past out of my mind.

My wife is a big tea drinker. She refuses to use the hotel kettle for all the reasons listed above so she used to always buy her tea at Starbucks or a local cafe. But that habit can get expensive. So she bought a portable travel kettle and it has saved us time, money and stress. She can make tea anytime she fancies a cup and can also boil water to make the kids ramen noodles and oatmeal when they get hungry. It was a wise investment and gives us all peace of mind. This is the kettle my wife uses but there are lots of other options, which you can check out here.


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2 Comments On "Flight attendant reveals ridiculously gross reason she doesn't use hotel coffee machines and kettles"
  1. David R. Miller|

    There are some sick people in the world. Nasty morons.

  2. Barbara|

    I too carry my own kettle, but if I rent an apt. on my trip the kettle stays home and is replaced by a 3oz bottle of sanitizing dish soap. I wash the kettle and boil water in it before I use it. I never use a Keurig Because I can’t clean it and I learned if its not cleaned regularly coffee/tea has a bitter taste.

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