Buying a dishwasher will slash more than two or three hours of hard work and effort from your daily housework regimen.
Not only that, it will prove to be a safe hiding place for all your dirty dishes, especially if you have had a party and are too tired to get into the despised chore of cleaning the dishes, drying them and then sorting them all out and putting them away.
Best of all, owning a dishwasher will help you save a great deal on your water bills: you will use only nine gallons of water as compared to hand washing your dishes, for which you will consume twenty gallons!
You may nevertheless be confused about whether to buy the dishwasher on sale at the local store or go in for the top range European brand.
- There are three types of dishwashers: built in, portable, and the latest drawer type. Remember, the standard dimension of a typical dishwasher is 24 inches, although 18 inch models may also be available. You must choose according to your needs; if you are a person who loves to cook and eat at home, then you could think of the larger model, while if you are a person who orders out at least five times a week, the smaller model would do.
- Make sure that the dishwasher you are planning to buy has a good heating system. This is because most dishwashers need hot water to give that sparkle to your dishes, and to get rid of bacteria, and if there is no hot water wash offered, you may not be getting value for your money.
- Energy consumption must be a major consideration when you are thinking of purchasing a dishwasher. You must make sure that it so not too high, otherwise you will end up using the dishwasher very rarely, if ever in order to save on your electricity bills.
- Decide whether you need just a plain simple dishwasher that will serve you well, or if you prefer the ultra modern sleek looking one that will prove to be a very real accessory to your kitchen. This type will have removable racks, fold flat tines, flatware baskets and so on.
Before you shop for your dishwasher, make a checklist of all that you want your dishwasher to do, and then when you visit the shop, find out which models would do for you and what you want. Only then, make up your mind.