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Zanussi have been applying their science to discovering what men do in the kitchen. The results of their Zanussi Millennium Man survey have just been published, and reveal that the average adult male spends 41 minutes a day cooking, 18 minutes a day washing the dishes and 32 minutes a day doing the household washing. Despite this domestication, however, they still lead a more reckless life than women, being prepared to eat food that is, on average, 1.9 days past its sell-by date compared with an average 1.6-day tolerance expressed by women. Here are some other findings of interest:

8 per cent of men wash their clothes only after they have run out of anything clean to wear

9 per cent of men's fridge space in the West Midlands is occupied by beer

19 per cent of men admit that they discuss kitchen appliances with friends at the pub

28 per cent of men know how to use all the features on their dishwasher

38 per cent of men have used the washing machine to clean their training shoes

44 per cent of men say that women know most about how kitchen appliances work

55 per cent of women say women know most about how kitchen appliances work

60 per cent of women believe that women cook better than men

61 per cent of men believe that women cook better than men

61 per cent of women believe men will be spending more time in the kitchen in five years' time

65 per cent of men believe men will be spending more time in the kitchen in five years' time

78 per cent of men say they know how to use all the features on their cooker (compared with only 74 per cent who know all the features on the hi-fi)

Survey based on a random sample of 902 over-16s

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