The dishwasher was invented in the 1920s and became mainstream in American households by the 1950s. However, many homes still do not come equipped with dishwashers. Some people who own dishwashers will even avoid using them by washing dishes periodically in the sink. The old school days of washing dishes by hand are over and here’s why!
- Germs – Washing dishes by hand, with a sponge or rag, may give the dishes the appearance of being clean. While the food and stains may be gone, the germs are still there. Sponges are a breeding ground for germs and anything that they touch will be infected with bacterium. Water in dishwashers reach high enough temperatures that will rid your dishes of these germs.
- Money – If your dishwasher is relatively new, you have the chance to save some money. Newer energy efficient dishwashers will use less energy and water than if you were to wash dishes by hand. Using half the amount of energy and saving thousands of gallons per year will save you quite the pretty penny.
- Time – Does anyone have the time to sit and wash dishes these days? Hand washing entails scrubbing, rinsing, and drying each individual dish and utensil. With a dishwasher all you have to do is load it up and press start. Time is money, and with the use of a dishwasher you’ll be saving both!
Washing dishes by hand should be considered a thing of the past with the advancement of dishwashers. A good dishwasher can save you energy, time, money, and the environment. If your dishwasher has been less than efficient, or is malfunctioning, then you may want to repair it sooner than later. Tri-City Heating and Cooling can have your dishwasher back up and running in no time! Just give us a call at (203) 303-5700.