Many people view dishwashers as the lazy person’s solution to what is a very quick cleaning job, however, every household should have a dishwasher. Although dishwashers are convenient, convenience is just one minor reason why you should own one.
There are many benefits to owning a dishwasher and they can be relatively inexpensive if you are willing to settle on an entry-level solution. Even entry-level dishwashers can do a lot for you in addition to cleaning your dirty dishes. If you would like to learn more specific information about certain dishwashers and brands, check out this handy Dishwasher Guide.
#1: Dishwashers Save Time & Money
The very best reason for owning a dishwasher is that it can save a lot of time! Washing a ton of dirty dishes, pots and pans by hand can take a lot of time. Given that many of us don’t have enough time to get everything done in the day, a dishwasher is a fantastic way to save up to an hour! All you need to do is load your dishes, hit the start button and get them out again.
They also save money, which is something which many do not realize! A typical dishwasher cycle uses around three gallons of water per cycle, whereas filling up the kitchen sink can use almost 2 gallons per minute. Unless you can wash all of your dishes with two minutes or so, the dishwasher will save you money here.
#2: Dishwashers Sanitize Properly
Although anti-bacterial detergent and scrubbing kills disease-causing germs and bacteria, a dishwasher can completely obliterate any and all germs which reside on your dirty dishes. Only dishwashers can get water up to the temperature necessary to kill these germs.
The kitchen sink is the perfect place for bacteria and germs to multiply. Even if you sanitize these areas, handwashing your dirty dishes will allow these bacteria to get back onto your kitchen surfaces when the water runs off them and onto the draining board.
#3: Dishwashers Save Sensitive Skin
Washing dishes by hand regularly can leave your skin dry, cracked and irritated, especially if you have sensitive skin. With a dishwasher, you do not have to worry about having to dunk your hands into dishwater, grappling with slippery and dirty plates, or scrubbing stains.
All of this dishwashing-related action irritates your skin, particularly if you wash dishes by hand often, and can cause a whole host of problems. Conditions such as carpel tunnel syndrome or arthritis can also be exaggerated by the act of handwashing dirty dishes.
The reasons above on their own are enough to put forward a compelling argument for why every household needs a dishwasher in it. Besides saving your time and skin, dishwashers add extra value to your home – a kitchen which has modern fitted appliances is far more appealing than one which is missing key things. Plus, some more modern dishwashers are very aesthetically pleasing and can add a whole new element or breath of life to your kitchen.
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