A video of a TikToker asking viewers to guess why she ordered hot water when eating out at a restaurant sparked a debate in her comments about whether this was worth asking for. .
TikToker @princessmurdaa1 posted the video on February 8th and in three days it amassed 115,000 views on the platform. She seems to have confirmed this is her way of making sure the utensils she’s using are clean in the comments section.
Some viewers agreed with her, sharing that their family members also do the same when eating at a restaurant for fear of unclean utensils. Others expressed that they understand why @Princessmurdaa1 did this, as most silverware is hand rolled.
“I am a bartender at Red Lobster, why would anyone do this,” wrote one commenter. “We’ll roll the silver with our bare hands, I don’t blame you.”
‘I worked at a restaurant before, I can promise you they don’t clean silver,’ another commenter wrote. “The silverware should be dirty because the food is still on it and is given to the customer like that.”
“Now that I think about it, I think I would bring my own,” one commenter wrote. “Until now, I still have not realized how dirty the silverware is.”
Others argue that the hot water requirement is unnecessary, as the water needs to reach a boiling point before it can effectively kill the bacteria.
One commenter wrote: “Boiling water kills bacteria, there is no reason for this.
“The water isn’t hot enough to disinfect anything lol literally needs to boil,” another wrote.
Others criticized her concern with silverware and not any other dishes, saying they were all washed together.
“What about the plates and cups?” wrote one commenter. “They all went through the same old rotten dishwasher.”
“It’s stupid for the simple fact that your dishes and silverware are washed together and most chefs don’t wear gloves to put (your) food on your plate,” another commented. write.
Daily Dot reached out to @princessmurdaa1 via direct message on TikTok and commented on the video.
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* First published: February 11, 2022, 8:36 a.m. CST
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