A dishwasher used to be thought of as a luxury household item, rather than a time-saving necessity. While the cost of the average unit has come down in recent years (starting at around $400 - $600), people still think they’re expensive to run.
In a 2009 Australian hand dishwashing study, Colmar Brunton found that washing a full dishwasher-load of dishes by hand uses about 75 litres of water, compared to the 14 litres used by the average machine. Dishwashers are so efficient because they clean and recycle the water they use.
Today’s high-quality dishwasher detergents contain far more active ingredients than washing-up liquid does. They’re specially formulated to remove various types of food like starch and protein, and they work more effectively on food stains than washing up by hand.
Clear work surfaces as far as the eye can see, an empty sink, shining taps, and cupboards stacked with gleaming crockery. This is your kitchen – once you get a dishwasher. It’s a simple solution to clearing kitchen clutter.