Break free of the sink. Getting a dishwasher could leave you with time – not washing-up suds – on your hands.
What most of us want is more time on our hands. Juggling work, a social life and keeping the house in (some sort of) order is tough, especially if you have kids too. More time for you and your family – instead of running around ticking off jobs – would be lovely.
The good news is that a dishwasher can save you up to four hours a week. Which gives you a considerable chunk each week of family time, me time or just time to be productive.
How are dishwashers time-saving?
Think about it. According to lab studies, it only takes nine minutes to load and unpack a dishwasher. Slogging through the same amount of washing up takes an energy-sapping 60 minutes.* Adding that up for a family of four is how we worked out that you can save up to four hours each week just by using a dishwasher.**
And to answer your question: no, there’s no need to pre-wash plates in the sink. Even with greasy saucepans and lasagne dishes sporting hard, baked-on crusts, you don’t need to scrub or rinse.
* 12 place setting, Intertek Laboratory
** Based on daily use of fully loaded dishwasher