Is there a reason why you’re still hand washing dishes? Is your dishwasher broken? Do you not have a dishwasher? Are you too lazy to unload the clean dishes and replace them with dirty ones? (Talk about a ton of questions, huh?) Whatever your reason is, there’s more reasons why hand washing your dishes is a terrible, terrible decision.
Do You Know How Dirty Sponges Are?
Did you know your average kitchen sponge is dirtier than a toilet seat? Now that we have your attention — studies have shown that there’s roughly 10 million bacteria on every square inch of a sponge. Even though excess food particles are being washed off, you’re actually adding bacteria to the dishes and utensils you eat with. Dishwashers will clean off most of the bacteria and food particles, leaving you with the cleanest dishes possible.
Do You Know How Much You’ll Save?
Newer, energy efficient dishwashers can save gallons upon gallons of water, as well as money on your monthly utility bills. These newer models are more efficient than the models from 10 plus years ago, and can save you more than double the amount of water that it would take to hand wash (for a full load of dishes). Upgrading your dishwasher might cost you a few hundred now, but you’ll make it all back in no time between your water and electric bill savings.
Do You Know How Much Time You’ll Have?
Foregoing hand washing in favor of a dishwasher will not only save you money on your utility bills, it will also save you your precious time! You could spend up to an hour per day washing dishes; time that could spent being more productive elsewhere (or relaxing after a long day of work). All of those hours can add up, so buy yourself some extra time…
Put the sponge down and pull yourself out of the stone age, and into the 21st century! And remember — if the plumbing in your kitchen is ever giving you problems, be sure to contact a professional plumber for the most reliable repairs possibles.