According to research only 49% of households in the UK currently own a dishwasher so why do so many households continue to wash up by hand?
For some a dishwasher may be seen as a luxury appliance, others may be under the assumption that a dishwasher will use more water and will cost more to run vs washing by hand, or it could simply be because of the lack of kitchen space available.
Dishwashers deserve some serious consideration as they have so many advantages ranging from saving substantial time and effort, water, energy and money, through to ensuring better hygiene (as they can reach temperatures much higher than hand washing), sparkly dishes, and of course, a clutter free kitchen! Most importantly, it’s the time, water and money saved when using a dishwasher which are the real advantages.
So how do dishwashers use less water than a sink? well when washing by hand, excess water is wasted running the tap until hot, and rinsing dishes afterwards in cold water consumes more water. In a dishwasher however, the machine cleans and recycles small amounts of water as it washes.
Smeg dishwashers come in various sizes and styles, so how do you choose what is right for you? Here are some of the decisions you need to make to find the best dishwasher for you!