Good to Know: The Benefits of a Dishwasher


A dishwasher is a boon in India where joint families are a norm. More the number of people, more the food and more the dishes to wash. Apart from saving you dozens of hours every month, dishwashers are an extremely practical solution for a number of other reasons:

Put your finest dishware to use, at last

You can start taking out your precious china more often now. Washing dishes by hand can indeed be tricky. We all know soapy hands can tend to be slippery. Crockeries do not come cheap and once broken, it becomes a case of safety as well. Dishwashers come with a simple logic: you handle your dishes less, you break them less!

Mess? What’s that?

Piles of dirty dishes in the kitchen sink is a nightmare especially if you live in a big family. Bigger the family, bigger the pile. There is nothing like working on sparkling kitchen tops and clean sinks. Remember, decluttering is the first step towards getting anything done. Always easier to function when the mess is out of the way.

The greener choice

You may think dishwashers use dozens of gallons of water owing to their large size. But a recent study of Bosch says a standard dishwasher uses 7 litres of water as opposed to a whopping 40 litres consumed while hand-washing dishes. How? A dishwasher is known to recycle the water they use, which is why wastage is less.

These practical appliances will even help you save big on electricity bills. Yes. Modern dishwashers use around 0.67 Kwh power per load when compared to hand-washing that eats up upto 2.6 Kwh p/l.

Out and out disinfection

When you wash dishes by hand, you end up using room temperature water, which let us tell you, is not hot enough to whitewash germs. Bosch says the sponges you use are breeding grounds for bacteria, the most common one being Salmonella.

What’s more, your dishes are steam dried in a whistle clean enclosure. Compare that to your dishes drying outside, gathering dust all over again. And if you have a pet in the house? Along with dust will come dander and fur!

So what exactly happens inside a dishwasher? Utensils are subjected to repeated cycles of searing hot water (at a temperature of 70 degrees Celsius) that not only washes, but disinfects your utensils out and out, killing 99.9 percent of germs. Dishwashers are a boon for Indian households where oil and masala govern our food habits. It’s not a secret that oily and masala-stained utensils require close to a dozen hand washes before they look, smell and feel fresh. Your energy and soap bar will run out but your dishes will nowhere be close. Time you re-think your current dishwashing habits!

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