Why Should I Stop Handwashing Dishes?

by | Mar 19, 2018 | Kitchen

Yes. Even with state-of-the-art dishwashers available throughout the United States, there are still people who hand wash their dishes! It happens for a number of reasons such as the person lives alone, broken dishwasher, not enough time in their schedule to load and unload the dishwasher and more. If you are still handwashing your dishes, the following information might convince you to start using your dishwasher.

  • You save money – Washing dishes by hand cause you to run the faucet and use up water fast. The quantity of water depends on how many dishes you hand wash. Dishwashers have a “light wash” or “water saver” mode option that will help lower your water bill.
  • Dirty sponges – Studies have revealed there is about 10 million bacteria on kitchen sponges. This basically means the toilet seat in your bathroom is more likely to be cleaner than the sponge in your kitchen. Using a sponge that is filled with bacteria causes you to spread them all over your dishes, pots, pans, and utensils. Dishwashers clean the dishes in hot water without a bacteria-filled sponge.
  • Saves time – If your schedule is busy and you barely have time to hand wash a few dishes you can save time by putting them in the dishwasher. This might sound time-consuming to some people, but it’s quite easy and fast. Basically, anytime you use a dish, utensil, glass, etc, put it in the dishwasher immediately. Once the load is full, turn it on and let it do its job while you continue with your busy schedule.
  • No more dishpan hands – Dish soaps are filled with chemicals that cut through grease and make dishes sparkling clean. However, the same dish soap often causes dry skin, cracks, and bleeding hands on most people. You can save your hands from becoming irritated by skipping the dish soap and using the dishwasher. The detergent for dishwashers is very powerful and removes particles, debris and food stains from dishes easily. The good news is, your hands never touch the dishwasher detergent.

If you have been hand washing your dishes and feel ready to try something new, invest in a dishwasher. Chances are you already have one located in your kitchen, but you just haven’t used it. Many people who give it a try for about one week, grow comfortable with using it and never go back to handwashing dishes.

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