Which one is the better option – hand washing your dishes or loading the dishwasher? While both seem to get your dishes clean, one is the true winner. Let’s take a look at why washing your dishes with the dishwasher is the better option.
There is a common misunderstanding that washing your dishes by hand saves water when the opposite is actually true. Washing dishes in the sink can take up to 27 gallons. Washing the same load in an Energy Star dishwasher will use three gallons. That is a huge difference, making dishwashers the obvious choice for water conservation.
Because you are using so much less water, you are also saving money on your water bill. The savings add up over time. Between the water bill and the electric bill you’ll see the difference. The savings can amount to hundreds of dollars a year, making it worth the investment to upgrade to an Energy Star model. If you have an older model in your home, it may be time to consider an upgrade.
Washing dishes by hand is a tedious chore. In order to get everything clean you need to scrub and wash and dry and then put it all away. Save yourself the hassle and load it all into the dishwasher. No need to pre-rinse. Save the water and scrape big scraps into the trash. Load it all in the dishwasher, push start, and go use your time to relax and read a book instead.
Have you ever considered how dirty the kitchen sponge is? They can actually hold more germs than a toilet. Hand washing your dishes spreads the germs around your plates, causing things to look clean but actually stay dirty. Dishwashers sanitize your dishes and dry them with heat. This is a much cleaner method of washing dishes, keeping your family safe and healthy.
If you are looking to install a new dishwasher, you’ve come to the right place. Mr. Rooter Seattle can help with all of your plumbing and appliance needs. Get the dishwasher you want installed by the experts.
About the Author: Vincent Sposari, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Seattle
Vinnie has been a trusted plumber since 1989 and a Mr. Rooter owner since 1992. With over 31 years to back him, Vinnie has experience with a wide range of plumbing related solutions and systems. He and his team specialize in plumbing repairs, drain cleaning, emergency plumbing, and more.