Paying a small price for great cleaning power is a smart idea. Here’s what to look out for.
A dishwasher can save you money on your utility bills each year, as they’re more efficient than washing up by hand.
Save money and timeBut you could save even more money by buying a second-hand dishwasher. New dishwashers can cost from $500 up to $2,500 whereas you can get a second-hand one for as little as $100
That $100 is a small price to pay for being able to spend more time doing something you enjoy: a dishwasher can save you an incredible four hours every week.
Do your researchSo what are the risks of buying a second-hand dishwasher? Some older models may ‘slow down’, so ideally you should buy from a retailer that guarantees the dishwasher has had a Rego check and meets legal safety requirements.
If you’re buying from an individual, check whether the seller has insurance and if you can transfer the policy to your name.
It’s also good to remember that more recent models have the best energy efficiency and use less water. So do read about a range of machines before you buy. Ultimately, though, a dishwasher makes such a positive impact on your family life, your finances and the cleanliness of your kitchen that it’s worth investing in.