London, Oct 26: A typical British worker wolfs down their evening meal in just 11 minutes but the cleaning up operation afterwards takes longer, a survey has revealed.
This is after they have devoted up to 30 minutes to prepare the home-cooked food, the Daily Mail reported.
The study, which was commissioned by Bigham’s range of ready meals, found that 19 percent adults slaved over a cooker for up to half an hour, after coming home from work.
After their meal, they spent a further 15 minutes washing cutlery, crockery and utensils.
The research suggested, that the post-work meal is an unsociable affair in many homes across the country, with about 25 percent of 1,300 adults surveyed admitting that they would rather eat in front of the TV than sitting at a table with their partner.
The hectic lives of working couples meant that about ten percent eat separately every night of the week, as they get home at completely different times.
But 11 percent of those polled said they would rather spend less time cooking and more time relaxing with their partner.
“It is astonishing couples spend so much valuable time cooking their evening meal but so little time enjoying it with loved ones,” Charlie Bigham, founder of the Bigham’s range of ready meals, said. (ANI)