One mother has left her followers horrified after revealing a hack she swears by to speed up preparations ahead of her Christmas Day meal.
Cooking for big occasions such as Christmas can be a lot of pressure - from making sure there's enough for the horde of family members that descend on your home each year, to ensuring everything is served hot at the same time, and of course, tastes and looks delicious.
So it's no wonder that many people would love to find an ingenious way of making that process a little bit quicker and easier on them.
One mother has revealed she speeds up the process of cleaning the potatoes she will cook for her loved ones... by putting them in the dishwasher.
Yes, that is food that she is going to be serving for her guests getting a spin in the dishwasher before being cooked.
Janelle, who posts on Instagram as @thedailynelly, shared a video showing how she speeds up the undesirable task of washing several bags of potatoes before cooking them for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
At the start of the clip, she and another woman can be seen emptying out bags of potatoes and placing them on the top rack of the dishwasher in between the spikes.
In the video, a person standing off-camera can be heard exclaiming: "Guys, this is a dishwasher!", to which Janelle responds: "I know, this is the best way to do it, it saves you so much time.
"Do you know how many people we have coming? And this is three bags of potatoes."
An older woman who is also helping to load the potatoes onto the dishwasher racks then adds: "We do this every year."
Once the top rack is completely full of potatoes, the pair then proceed to fill up the bottom rack and even the cutlery baskets with ever more spuds to be washed.
Janelle then explained why they came up with the unorthodox method, after finding they were only able to clean four or five potatoes at a time in a bowl, which would take a long time for the amount that they needed to prepare.
When the man questioned whether they'd also be adding dish detergent to the machine before switching it on, Janelle revealed that was a definite no-no, and they just put the potatoes on a four-minute rinse cycle to get them perfectly clean instead.
Understandably, the bizarre ritual had everyone flooding her comments to share their thoughts, with one writing: "You truly CANNOT eat at everybody’s house."
Someone else pointed out: "That is really so gross. And what about the residue that was left in the little area where you put your dishwashing cleaning pod?!?!? I can’t even and don’t want to even think about that. No Thank You. Not interested in eating those potatoes."
One viewer wrote: "This is stupid af. Hand wash them in the sink would be quicker," to which another responded to add: "not only quicker, but they need a little scrubbing too. What they’re doing is like holding them under running water and saying they’re clean. They just look wet to me."
The video sparked a strong reaction in this viewer: "I am both confused and disgusted," while someone else worried: "What about residue detergent from washing dishes previously? I would never take that chance. Never for me. Not a good idea at all."
Another summed it up by simply stating: "This why I don’t eat at potlucks or people houses."
Personally, I'm going to stick to scrubbing them by hand because I just couldn't imagine my roast potatoes tasting like leftover dish soap, but each to their own, I guess...
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