Dishwashers are a fantastic invention. I love my dishwasher! There are so many benefits to having a dishwasher that you can’t get any other way.
I’ve never seen anyone write a blog around the benefits of dishwashers, so I thought I’d get started. Here are some of the benefits I’ve found in the past few years:
Benefit: They save time and energy over hand washing dishes by hand.
Pros: Saves water, saves time, keeps your kitchen counters clean and clutter free.
Benefit: They improve sanitation in your home.
Pros: The hot water and soap that is used to clean your dishes kills off any harmful germs while also sanitizing any stuck-on food or grease residue. This will help keep you and your family safe from getting sick because there won’t be any bacteria left behind on plates when they go into the dishwasher.
I love my dishwasher. It is a wonderful device that allows me to reclaim hundreds of hours from my life.
It’s easy to take it for granted, but the dishwasher is a modern marvel. It was invented in 1850 by Joel Houghton, but it was not until 50 years later that the first electrical dishwasher was made available for home use.
In the early days, dishwashers were very expensive and their design varied wildly; some were standalone units and others were installed in cabinets. One model even came with an integrated garbage disposal unit.
My dishwasher is a built-in model that’s approximately 11 years old. I chose it because it was Energy Star rated, had a solid warranty, and was built by Miele, a company with an excellent reputation for quality products that are designed to last.
We all have to do it, and we would love it if someone else did it for us. It’s the washing up.
Once a day we take our bowls, cups, plates, pots and pans to the kitchen sink and fill it with water and washing-up liquid, the temperature of which has been meticulously judged so as not to scald our hands or leave them so numb from cold that we drop a plate.
Next we spend 10 minutes sloshing around this water while frantically scrubbing all manner of foodstuffs from dinnerware—making sure we get into all those nooks and crannies—before emptying the water down the plug hole and drying everything off with a tea towel.
I think I might be able to make a case for how beneficial dishwashers are to your health, family life, pocketbook, and home.
I did some research in the area of dishwasher health and safety. Dishwashers use hot water to clean dishes; hot water is better than cold water at killing germs on your dishes—cold water doesn’t kill bacteria or viruses (including coronavirus). Studies show that using a dishwasher can lower your risk of infection from any number of foodborne illnesses by zapping dangerous bugs on
My dishwasher is amazing. Imagine: Every day, you cook three meals. That means cleaning pots, pans, plates, utensils and glasses three times a day. If you’re like most people, you don’t particularly enjoy that task.
Luckily, my dishwasher makes cleaning up after dinner simple and painless! How? First, it saves water: hand-washing dishes uses 20 gallons of water per load. My dishwasher only uses around 5 gallons. Next, it reduces the spread of germs: a University of Arizona study found that hand-washing is less effective than machine-washing at removing E. coli from dishes. Finally, my dishwasher has made me happier: a University of Toronto study found that couples who shared dish-washing duties reported higher relationship satisfaction than couples where only one person cleaned dishes by hand.
So what are you waiting for? Purchase your own energy efficient dishwasher today! It will save you time and money — and who knows? Maybe it will even save your marriage!
I used to dislike doing the dishes. But when I moved into my new apartment, I was thrilled to find a dishwasher.
The day it was installed I opened the door and stared at it in wonder. It was a miracle! A magical machine would wash my dirty dishes for me! And all I had to do in return was put them in and turn it on.
A few days later, I invited a friend over for dinner. After we finished eating, she offered to wash the dishes, but I insisted that we use the dishwasher instead. She looked at me quizzically and asked “What’s so great about a dishwasher?”
I realized then that she must not have ever used one before. So I patiently explained the benefits of dishwashers to her:
1) They eliminate hand-washing as a chore. Before dishwashers were invented, people had to stand at their sinks for half an hour or more every night washing dishes by hand. Dishwashers have freed humanity from this drudgery!
2) Because they use less water, they’re better for the environment than washing dishes by hand. (This is true even though dishwashers require electricity.)
3) They’re faster than hand-washing—my old roommate
A dishwasher is a machine for cleaning dishware and cutlery automatically. Unlike manual dishwashing, which relies largely on physical scrubbing to remove soiling, the mechanical dishwasher cleans by spraying hot water, typically between 45 and 75 °C (110 and 170 °F), at the dishes, with lower temperatures used for delicate items.
A mix of water and detergent is pumped to one or more rotating spray arms, blasting the dishes with the cleaning mixture. Once the wash is finished, the water is drained, more hot water enters the tub by means of an electro-mechanical solenoid valve, and the rinse cycle begins. After rinsing, the water is drained and the dishes are dried using one of several drying methods. Typically a rinse-aid, a chemical to reduce surface tension of the water, is used to reduce water spots from hard water or other reasons.
In addition to domestic units, industrial dishwashers are available for use in commercial establishments such as hotels and restaurants, where many dishes must be cleaned.
It is a known fact that dishwashers save water. In contrast to washing dishes by hand, where 20 gallons of water per day can easily be used, dishwashers use only about four gallons. This saves 16 gallons of water every day, which can add up to 5,000 gallons of water saved per year.