If you’re the one responsible for cleaning up after dinner, we’ve got good news — you should be using your dishwasher! We’re not sure where the idea that hand washing dishes was better than using a dishwasher, but it’s something lots of homeowners believe. Today, we’re here to help set the record straight!
Why You Should Be Taking Advantage of Your Dishwasher
Dishwashers are more hygienic.
When it comes to cleaning your dishes, you need soap and hot water. The water inside a dishwasher can reach temperatures of well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, which will further help sanitize your dishes.
And once your cycle is done, leave them to air dry in your dishwasher rather than wiping them with a towel that can be crawling with germs.
Dishwashers are more eco-friendly.
It’s true — so long as your dishwasher is full, dishwashers use about half the amount of water than hand washing. They’ve also been known to use less detergent because dishwashers control how much detergent they use depending on the cycle. When you wash your dishes, you’re more likely to use too much detergent (something that can also affect the health of your pipes). .
Dishwashers save you time.
Hand washing and drying dishes takes a lot of time after dinner — time you could be spending with your family or unwinding before bed. And now that you know how much better they are for the environment, your pipes, and your dishes, why not take advantage of them more?!