Three parties a year - whether planned or spontaneous - are hosted each year, with 166 drinks spilt, 182 children's tantrums and 72 spontaneous discos (thank you, Alexa) taking place in the average cook-space.
The study also investigated the 'male' and 'female' jobs that take place within the kitchen, finding the split between who does what sits as follows:
- 65% of food-prep is taken care of by women - 45% of the washing-up is done by men - 67% of the rubbish taking-out is done by men
The study also explored the appliances Brits would most likely love to have in their kitchens, with a large American-style fridge (44%), underfloor heating (38%) and freestanding island (37%) topping the wishlist. Just under a third (32%) dream of having a breakfast bar, 31% want a double-oven and 29% want a range cooker.
Speaking about the research, Belling's Jane Rylands comments: "This research shows just how integral the kitchen is to the British family home. It’s a place of treasured moments, spontaneous fun and life-changing events. Belling has been proud to feature in British family kitchens for over 100 years, and it’s clear to see that even as modern family life has developed, the kitchen remains the beating heart of the home".
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