How many reasons can you think of not to buy a dishwasher? Most “hand-washers” can come up with a few:
1. There aren’t enough people in the house to warrant a dishwasher.
2. I haven’t got the space for a dishwasher.
3. They waste water.
However, all is not necessarily as it seems in the world of dishwashing. Here’s why: These these points are common misconceptions because, used properly, a dishwasher will not only save you time and effort, but water and space in your kitchen.
A home of two adults may only use 2-3 place settings each per day so a 12 place setting machine would be far too large considering one wash per day is the recommended. However, there is always the option to invest in integrated slimline dishwashers or small dishwashers. Small dishwashers take around six place settings – perfect for the couple or small family. These tend to be called table top dishwashers but many models can also successfully be installed in kitchen cupboards to save on counter-top space.
Thus combating the argument “I haven’t got the space for a dishwasher.” A typical household without a dishwasher will fill the sink to wash dishes at least twice per day. A typical sink contains 10litres of water so that’s 20+litres per day. Small dishwashers only use about 7 litres and as such help to conserve the world’s water supplies.
Another benefit to dishwashing is hygiene. Dishwashers go to temperatures beyond what would be possible washing by hand (even with gloves on) which kills more germs and bacteria. So, the moral of this blog is…dishwashers are for everybody and I believe they really can make your life easier, cleaner and happier!