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Dishwasher versus washing up

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lizmcfizz Tue 29-Sep-09 05:23:10

Have always thought dishwashers were unnecessary. However our house came with one. (Bosch Hydro Sensor) Trying to convince DH that it is more economical to use dishwasher once rather than wash up 8-10 times a day. I have no evidence but someone might know some stats?. Any idea which works out best?(It also gives me more time with the kids!)Thanks x

Romanarama Tue 29-Sep-09 07:21:20

It's true that it uses less water, and if it's got an economy programme, then much less power, but I don't have stats. It's also recommended because they turn fat into soap and block drains less.

Read a dishwasher site

kreecherlivesupstairs Tue 29-Sep-09 11:50:30

I lurve my dishwasher, we'd never had one before we moved to central Switzerland, as we don't have a draining board or any sort of recess in our worktop it's dishwasher all the way.
It must be more economical and environmentally friendly to use yours rathe than the 8-10 times a day sink full of water.

Ponders Tue 29-Sep-09 11:52:48

Very much more economical according to Which, I'll try to find something for you.

(I think my d/w uses something like 11 litres of water to wash a whole load)

Ponders Tue 29-Sep-09 11:54:38

"Washing by hand may be quick and easy for a few dishes, but it won’t always save water compared with a fully loaded dishwasher. Imagine washing up nearly 130 items with little more than a standard 10 litre washing-up bowl of water – that’s what the most water efficient full-sized dishwashers can do.

To beat that, you’d have to wash everything by hand in a single bowlful of water, avoid leaving the tap running and dispense with soaking or rinsing items."

Knickers0nmahead Tue 29-Sep-09 12:10:11

Nothing wrong with leaving pots until the end of the day then washing them all at once.

ihavenewsockson Tue 29-Sep-09 12:37:19

And they save you 3 weeks a year in time.

SparkyToo Wed 30-Sep-09 20:41:51

They save masses of time. Plus a good hot wash cycle kills all the germs, so perfect when a member of the family isn't well!

JennyPennyNAPPYWEB Wed 30-Sep-09 20:46:12

You wash up 8-10 times a day shock. Does everybody do this?

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