The main thing many people dread after cooking up a storm is the aftermath — washing the stack of pots and plates lying in the sink. Not only does hand-washing your dishes take up a lot of time and effort, you also have to worry about broken plates and being in constant contact with chemicals from your dish soap. Here, we have come up with 4 reasons why it is worth investing in a dishwasher for your family.
1. More hygienic
Old sponges are hotbeds for E.coli and Salmonella — common bacteria which cause food poisoning. Unlike washing dishes by hand, a dishwasher kills germs with heated water. The HygienePlus option on Bosch dishwashers, for example, is an antibacterial cleaning function which ensures maximum hygiene by killing 99.9% of germs. This is achieved by rinsing dishes at a higher temperature of up to 70°C, sustained for approximately 10 minutes. This helps to keep your kitchenware much more sanitary, which is important for young children or family members who have allergies.
2. Cleans tough stains and hard-to-reach areas
Your tantalising tray of lasagna may be polished off someone’s plate in 5 minutes, but the cleaning up could take twice the time or even longer. The time spent scraping hardened cheese off the bottom of the plate makes cooking less of a joy than it really should be. Dishwashers remove tough stains with their internal high-pressured water jets — so all you need to do is to tip any leftover food from your plates into the bin. Other items such as wine glasses, beer glasses and baby bottles can also be cleaned thoroughly with the help of a dishwasher, as it’s able to reach all nooks and crannies.
3. Less Housework
Let your dishwasher do the dirty work and get out of your kitchen fast to do things you enjoy doing. All you need to do is load it with your dirty dishes and cutleries, making your job easy and hassle-free. For house parties and family gatherings where more cutleries are used, a dishwasher can most definitely clean faster than hand-washing.
4. Saves Water
Did you know you can save up to 12,000 litres of water per year* with a Bosch ActiveWater™ Dishwasher. ActiveWater™ is a revolutionary dishwashing system that uses every single drop of water to the maximum. Our ActiveWater™ dishwashers are amongst the most resource efficient in the world, generating the cleaning power of over 3,600 litres from as little as 12 litres per wash.
Features may vary depend on the model. Please check individual product specifications. *Research conducted in Australian market by Colmar Brunton in May 2009, based on Dishwasher usage of 4 times per week (Nielsen Survey 2015).