Spain is the country of Europe that uses more time in the cleaning of the home

Spain leads the ranking of the European countries that spend more time cleaning their homes. This was revealed by the latest study we have developed, with a sample of 5,000 people from 5 European countries  [1] , it shows that on average, the Spaniards spend 2 hours and 56 minutes weekly cleaning with steam mop of your home .


This figure is higher than the European average, which stands at 2 hours and 26 minutes can represent more than one year in the life of people, 383 days [2] in the case of the Spaniards.


The report also ranks second in Germany with 2 hours and 32 minutes and third place in the UK with 2 hours and 3 minutes. The French, for example, dedicate one hour less to household chores than Spaniards: 1 hour and 57 minutes.

Despite being the country that more time devoted to household cleaning, since 44% of Spaniards spend more than three hours the hygiene of their homes behavior shows significant gender differences . While more than half-53% of Spanish women spend more than three hours a week cleaning, only 35% of men spend the same time. In addition, 11% of Spanish men do not take a minute to perform the household tasks, while this percentage drops to 2% in the case of women.

By age , Spanish men between 18 and 24 years use one hour 49 minutes per week to mop cleaning their homes, while women spend an average of 2 hours 21 minutes at these tasks. This difference increases as the age grows. Between the ages of 55 and 64, Spanish men had 2 hours 49 minutes cleaning and women 3 hours 36 minutes. Of all the vital strips, the interval that is most concerned with domestic activities is that which comprises citizens between 45 and 54 years of age.

Half of European women and 39% of Spanish women prefer that their partner do no homework

Asked what domestic activities they prefer to let their partner do, 36% of Spanish women responded that they prefer not to leave any homework to their partner. However, this percentage is lower than the European average. Practically half-forty-eight percent of the women of the old continent prefer to steam mop clean their homes themselves. 59% of English women do not leave any work to their partner, nor half of the Germans, 56% of the French and 42% of the Italians.

On the other hand, questioned by the same question, half of the Spanish men responded that they prefer to let their partner iron. A trend that is also observed throughout the European continent, where this option reaches a percentage of 48%. For its part, if you have to choose a task, 37% of Spanish women prefer to have their partner put or empty the dishwasher.

When it comes to cooking, 40% of men prefer to let their partner cook – a percentage similar to the European average – while 28% of women prefer that their partners are engaged in it.


The reasons for thorough cleaning

On the reasons why they do a thorough cleaning of their houses, 21% of Europeans get to work on a parental visit. Similarly, 17% of European respondents have also been motivated to clean up for a date of love.

In Spain these interests are practically equivalent to those of the European average: 20% clean for a paternal visit and 20% do the domestic activities preparing the visit of their partners. This trend is accentuated in men, since 30% are engaged in housework “by their partners”, while only 10% of women do it for the same reason. For 22% of Spanish women, the most important motivation for picking up the broom is the paternal visit, while the same is true for 19% of men.


Identify washing symbols

According to the report, one out of ten Spaniards are unable to identify the symbol “wash at 40 degrees” and an even higher proportion, 12%, does not recognize her clothes labels marked “hand wash”. The symbol of dry washing is the pending subject of both sexes: 83% of the respondents were wrong to identify it. Also, half of the women did not identify the symbol of not using bleach, nor also 71% of the men.

For this reason, we can say that one of the main conclusions of the study is that Europeans devote a large part of their lives to domestic tasks.

Nobody wants to spend time cleaning or laundry, because of that, one of our goals is to develop appliances that make the most efficient cleaning and, if possible, funny.  For example, Panasonic’s range of washers and dryers are equipped with time-saving features such as Eco Speed ​​mode and Steam Action, as well as state-of-the-art steam technology that provides fresh, wrinkle-free clothing with the push of a button, steam mops , So no one has to worry about ruining their partner’s favorite clothes!


In addition, our  washing machines have advanced technology steam iron that reduces wrinkles and by extension, the ironing time. They also have a high pressure steam action that allows deodorizing the clothes without having to resort to a complete washing cycle. Also, if you need a complete wash, the speed mode can be increased and reduce the wash cycle by 40%, for those who have a busy life.

In this sense, the new investment technology equipped with 3D sensors detects the size of any load, altering its speed and movement to better manage the amount of energy and water used. For its part, Panasonic’s range also features a unique design of a silent arc to reduce noise and vibrations.

Aerodynamic and lightweight, steam irons Panasonic are also designed to make the job less frustrating home. All plates have a multi-directional plate made with Alumite to increase the speed and facilitate its use. Other features include vertical steam and anti-drip technologies as well as more powerful vaporizers equipped with Continuous Steam and Power Shot technologies.

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