Bacteria thrive in kitchen sinks

SIR – The strangely unhygienic habit of not rinsing plates and cutlery taken straight from soapy suds to dry on a rack – featured daily in advertising on television not so 
very long ago – has now been replaced by the equally unhygienic butler sink. This is seemingly obligatory in every modern kitchen.

Bacteria thrive on the covered edges of worktops, which are impossible to clean. Isn’t it time to bring back the stainless steel built-in versions?

Grahame White