A lot of the times I find that the stuff that you buy is difficult to clean. It looks good, it does what it’s supposed to do, but when you have to clean it, there’s something that doesn’t work. Either it’s the computer monitor that’s got fins, or it’s glasses which are shaped so you can’t reach the bottom.
The last week I cleaned my toaster. And it’s toast as we speak for the moment. Short circuit or something. I had to use a hot, wet cloth to clean the toaster because of oily build-up. Apparently, the water went in–my mistake. But, there was no other way to clean the top part of the toaster without depositing some water droplets in there. Next time, I’ll be keeping my toaster dirty.
I’ve also noticed this with spoons and forks–some have ridges on the back that are useful for collecting dirt, and are difficult to clean. If you look around at the products in your home, you’ll see what I’m talking about. There are products that are easy to clean but mostly they’re the exception.
Obviously, everything can’t be made easy to use AND clean, but some can. Not all of us live in air-conditioned environments.