1. Cleans tough stains and hard-to-reach areas
Your tantalising POT OF BIRYANI 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Saves Water
Wondering how much water hand-washing a full dishwasher load would take? You will be surprised at the answer — it actually uses around 60 litres of water. This means you would save up to 53.5 litres of water per rinse cycle as compared to washing your dishes under running water, which gives you enough water for TWO extra bath every week!
resource-efficient dishwashers, like the Bosch ActiveWater Eco dishwasher, use as little as 12.5 litres per full load. Its Standard Economy 50°C wash programme multiplies the cleaning power of every drop of water by 400 times. Water from the final rinse is stored in the water storage tank and reused for the next wash during the pre-rinse cycle. This saves an additional 2.5 litres of water.