Cooking and creating exciting culinary delights for your family and friends is one of the many things that home chefs look forward to. After all, is there any better feeling than watching people eat something you have made especially for them? One aspect of being in the kitchen that almost nobody enjoys is the fact that you have to clean up afterwards. This includes washing dishes and cutlery, which could take ages depending on how many you have used throughout the day.
A simple way to combat this chore is to install a dishwasher, much like the ones offered by Bosch appliances in South Africa. A dishwasher offers so many more benefits than simply providing you with freshly washed dishes, so read on below for more reasons why you need a dishwasher in your kitchen.
It will free up your time
After you have spent hours cooking and perfecting a tantalising dish such as boeuf bourguignon, the last thing on your mind is washing pots, pans and dishes. Some people spend up to an hour washing dishes once dinner has been eaten, which can eat into your spare time significantly if you are the only one doing the dishes.
Filling a dishwasher takes about nine minutes, and can save you up to two hours of time that would have been spent scrubbing away at bowls, forks and side dishes. Some dishwashers offer 30 to 120 minute programmes with eco settings to help you save on water. You can choose which setting best suits your schedule, load up the dishwasher, press start and then go and relax with your favourite series until it is done.
It is more hygienic
Using an old sponge to clean your dishes can cause diseases and bacterias to spread, no matter how much dish soap you use to clean your crockery with. Unlike washing dishes by hand, a dishwasher kills off almost 100 percent of germs by using hot water and options such as their unique hygiene settings.
In a dishwasher, the dishes are washed at 70℃ and this temperature is maintained for ten minutes. This helps to kill off almost all of the germs on the plates, and also stops you from having to touch dirty cutlery and crockery. You also run the risk of cutting yourself on knives in a sink or coming into contact with raw meat left on cutting boards, all of which can be avoided by using a dishwasher.
They are environmentally friendly
Washing dishes by hand uses significantly more water than using a dishwasher. Think about it, you have to fill up two sinks (one for washing and one for rinsing) and empty and refill them so the water is clean for the next load. That is using a lot of water every time you wash dishes.
With a dishwasher offered by Bosch appliances in South Africa, all you have to do is fill the place settings, choose a time and press ‘Start’. There is no need to fill it with water or to refill it for the next load. By choosing to wash dishes by hand, you are contributing to wasting a natural resource. Between 1993 and 2003, dishwashers and the Bosch Serie 2 washing machine have both improved in energy efficiency by 27 percent and in water efficiency by 30 percent.
They add value to your home
If you are thinking of selling your home or renting it out, potential buyers or renters will always carefully examine what appliances you are offering with the house. One of the most important appliances that people look for is a dishwasher, followed by a washing machine.
A premium dishwasher adds aesthetic appeal to your kitchen while also boosting the value in the eyes of the buyers and/or renters. The presence of a dishwasher gives you leverage, just as the absence of one will count against you. If you are offering a pretty kitchen with matching cabinets and appliances that fit seamlessly into the aesthetic, you will find yourself swamped with offers from potential buyers. Installing a dishwasher and other similar appliances is a sure-fire way to boost the value of your home.
It’s kinder to your hands… and the environment
Having a dishwasher in your kitchen not only saves you time, it saves water and money, too. You will be able to cut down on water bills and, if you choose an energy efficient model, your electricity bills too. Your hands will no longer become pruny and wrinkled after spending long hours in hot water washing dishes, and your crockery and cutlery will be more hygienic after being washed in a dishwasher. You will also add value to your home by simply installing one of these amazing appliances, meaning that a dishwasher not only saves you money but can help you make even more if you are looking into selling your house.