Hand Washing vs. Dishwasher


dishwasher Round 1: Case for Handwashing

The old-fashioned way of washing dishes started way back before dishwashers came around.  It’s been proven that if you put in the right amount of time and effort into washing dishes by hand they’ll come out cleaner than if you use a dishwasher.  You also get to control the amount of soap used for the dishes as opposed to dishwashers where you can only insert a set amount of soap to wash the dishes which may not be enough.  Dishwashing also leaves streaks up and down glasses and plates that are noticeable if you don’t use enough of the right dish soap.  There are only a few dishwashing soaps that don’t leave streak so, it’s up to you to put in the time to research what soaps are best for dishwashers which can be different than soaps that you use for handwashing dishes.


Round 2: Case for Dishwashers

Dishwashers can compliment kitchens well and they can also be placed right under that fancy window that you just had installed by Wallside Windows.  They modernize kitchens nowadays along with cutting the work in half when it comes to cleaning up after a big dinner.  Even if you need to run the dishwasher twice, the amount of water used in dishwashing is much less than if you were to wash dishes by hand.  So, if you’re an environmental person it’s a no-brainer that you’d choose dishwashing over hand washing.  Dishwashers are also more efficient with the amount of soap it uses because it spreads the soap out equally among all the dishes where if you were to wash dishes by hand, a certain dish might get more soap than another.


Round 3: The Winner

Although you have more control when washing dishes by hand, it’s actually much more efficient and environmentally friendly to use dish washers because less soap and water is being used even if you have to run it more than once.  Using the dishwasher more than once will likely eliminate any streaks that are on the dishes.  It would only take minutes to see what kind of dish soap is the best to insert in the dishwasher just by going online.  So, while you look for a dishwasher to install in your house, look for new windows to put up in the kitchen as well as it would look great seeing a brand new dishwasher right under a brand new window.