Dishwashers are sometimes considered the most extravagant of the major kitchen appliances. Here we discuss why they can do more than just wash your plates.

Saving Time

Loading a dishwasher takes a fraction of the time of individually cleaning each item.

The biggest advantage of owning a dishwasher is no longer cleaning the dishes yourself, giving you more time for yourself instead. Tackle more chores, read a book, spend time with the family – the options are endless.

Just load your plates, cutlery and glasses into the dishwasher and press the start button!

Why You Need A Dishwasher

Saving Money

A single dishwasher cycle uses around 24 pints of water, whereas most taps use over 17 pints of water per minute.

Hand-washing costs far more in water bills while also being worse for the environment. Dishwashers are considerably more efficient.

Saving Your Skin

Constantly hand-washing your kitchen and dining ware leaves your skin dry and rough. Consider commercial warewashers such as those found at

You’re not just protecting your skin: you are also saving your hands from the hard work. Gripping dishes and scrubbing difficult stains from plates can put stress on your fingers. If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis, a dishwasher can be a lifesaver.

Also consider the number of times you have dropped a dish or glass or cut your hand on a knife while hand-washing your dining ware. Rather than exposing you to injury, a dishwasher can also prevent you from breaking an irreplaceable or expensive dish.


Elbow grease and washing-up liquid can only get you so far. To truly eliminate disease-causing germs, you need a dishwasher. Dishwashers use high temperatures, killing germs throughout the dishes.

If anyone in your home becomes ill, the soup bowl, baby bottle or coffee mug they have used can be easily and thoroughly sanitised in a dishwasher to prevent the spread of germs.

Dishwashers also clean more than dishes. They can be used for plastic toys, hairbrushes and even toothbrushes to kill germs.

De-Clutter Your Kitchen

Adding a dishwasher to your kitchen means you always have a place to put your dirty plates, crockery and pans, freeing up your sink.

You can also get rid of your drying rack, as each item can be moved straight from the dishwasher to the cupboard.