Handwashing vs Dishwashing


Sometimes you put things in the dishwasher, but sometimes it’s just easier to wash it up by hand – or is it? A dishwasher is there to make life as easy as possible, to enable you to embrace all the dishes that life throws at you, by putting them right in the dishwasher and getting on with the more important things. We know that the solution that helps you most, is the one you have to think about least, so we’ve put together this list of reasons that you shouldn’t be worrying about the washing up, especially not by hand:

Saving Money

It’s a common but mistaken belief that washing the dishes by hand can save you money. In fact, it’s not the case. Because dishwashers re-use a limited amount of water, it’s not constantly streaming out new water to be wasted. On average a dishwasher uses as little as 12 litres of water. So, you’re saving on water bills as well as the cost of heating it too. Check out the calculator to find out how much money you could save here.

Saving Time

Washing up a full dishwasher load - the cooking utensils, pots, pans and plates - by hand can take as long as 60 minutes to do. Although dishwashers can take longer (depending on cycle), the only time you spend actually working are to load and unload the contents. This can take an average of nine minutes. The difference is huge.

Saving Dishware

Everyone has had a moment where a plate has slipped out of their hands, or fallen when propped up on the draining board, only to break on the floor or counter top. This is very frustrating, and the same goes with glasses and delicate utensils too. A dishwasher takes care of the problem by safely storing items throughout the wash, and then self-drying after, ensuring no slips! A dishwasher can save your glassware over time, so long as you store them correctly.

Better Care

Dishwashing products such as rinse aid help your dishes in the long term, as they will help remove the streaky marks on plates and glassware. Finish Rinse Aid helps clear dishes of watery residue, a protection not found in a typical sink with suds. In essence, they will dry better, and look brighter.

A Better Clean

A wipe with a sponge isn’t the same as a long cycle with the best detergent, and piping hot water. Dishwashers are an effective cleaning solution, whereas washing dishes by hand can be ineffective through lack of care or fatigue over a wash. Make a wash easier, cleaner and better with a dishwasher, and best detergent from Finish.

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This website presents all the reasons you’d need to use a dishwasher and how to get the best wash results possible. Once you’ve tried a Dishwasher, we guarantee you’ll never want to go back to Hand Washing again!