It’s funny, you place such a reliance on everyday products to do things for you, but when you have them taken away, you realize how important they are to your household. But for those people who only have a washer, dryer, and a sink, they don’t realize how much of a lifesaver a dishwasher can be for them. If you are updating your house or you are trying to make your kitchen more modern, a dishwasher is an essential addition to the kitchen. But some people think a dishwasher is a lazy addition to the household, but it is actually a lifesaver in many ways. Why is this?
It Is Safer
When you have children running around, and you are doing your best to wash and dry sharp knives with toddlers tugging at you. When you handwash, things stack up in an often haphazard way, threatening to topple. Or those sharp knives are lying on the counter, within reach of a curious toddler. The dishwasher provides a very secure place to wash and dry your dishes.
There Is Less Mess
Do you serve a big dinner for your family every Sunday? If you do this on top of being a full-time parent or even working a full-time job, the last thing you want to do is to wash every dish and dry them. While you could get someone to help, if you have children, they often have extracurricular activities outside of school, they won’t be at home, and your partner is probably picking them up! That pile of dishes on the counter can be very messy, grow out of control, and make your frustrations turn into a full-blown OCD episode. If you’ve seen the movie Mom’s Night Out, the children “cooking” in the kitchen is a perfect example of just such a “mommy meltdown”.
It Is Better For The Environment
Yes, believe it or not, the chemicals that you would have in standard cleaning products are nowhere to be found in the dishwasher. After all, it’s just water and a dishwasher tablet, right? Some dishwasher tablets (or powders or gel) are full of chemicals, but you can find products out there that are friendly for the environment. On CleanHappens.com/products/auto-magic-automatic-dishwasher-gel this product has all natural ingredients, so there is nothing of the sort on your dishes. While some people choose to put hand dishwashing liquid in a dishwasher, manufacturers don’t recommend it. A little too much and you have a real mess on your hand — where are all those bubbles going to go?!?
There Is Less Cost
While you might believe a dishwasher will increase your electricity bill quickly, that may not be the case. There are numerous dishwashers that are energy efficient. If you can only afford a model that you believe chews up electricity, you don’t have to use the dishwasher every day! You can use an electricity calculator, like on http://EnergyUseCalculator.com/electricity_dishwasher.htm to find out exactly how much you are paying to power the dishwasher. Depending on the size of your family, you may not be using the dishwasher every day anyway! When you compare that to what the water (and heating that water) costs, and often needing to change the wash water a time or two, then figure in your time (your time is worth something, mama!) it really does make more sense, financially.
As life is so busy nowadays, a lot of us are relying on our dishwasher to take help carry the load (pun intended). And think about it, if you were to add up the amount of time it takes to wash and dry the dishes by hand, but instead you put them in a dishwasher, wow! so much less time-consuming. It gives us so much free time to do other things! Simple really, isn’t it?
Hmm, I’m convinced – less mess, less cost, less time, and better all the way ’round. It looks like we really need a dishwasher….