One of the most convenient things in your home is a dishwasher. If you do not have one in your home, you really are missing out. They can save you money and time and the technology is so great in them that you won’t even hear it running. If you do own a dishwasher, there are items that you wouldn’t even think about washing that are perfect for a cycle. There are other things that you should definitely avoid putting in your dishwasher.
1. Dishwashers are the Future
93% of all newer built homes include a dishwasher. The total number of households who have at least one dishwasher is 60%. If you want to add value to your home or are about to rent out a property, think about installing a dishwasher.
2. Small Spaces
Have a small kitchen? No problem, there’s a dishwasher for you! There are slimmer models and even countertop dishwashers available that are great for smaller spaces.
3. Quiet Technology
The technologies in dishwashers have improved tremendously over the years and have gotten much quieter. There are some dishwashers that are so quiet that you can have it running during a family dinner.
4. Saving Energy, Water, and Money
You can actually save on your water bill over time by using a dishwasher rather than washing by hand every time. Dishwashers made before 1994 take more energy than some of the newer models. So it is a good idea to upgrade if you have a dishwasher older than 1994. You can even save more energy and money in the long run with energy efficiency rating dishwashers.
5. Other Things to Wash
You can wash more in your dishwasher than just dishes to make your life a little easier. Here are a few other things you can wash in your dishwasher: baby toys, baseball caps, sink and bath mats, combs, toothbrushes, sponges, dish scrubbers and starch pads, light fixtures, and more.
6. What Not to Wash
On the other side, there are a couple of things that you should not try and wash in a normal dishwasher. Such as wooden items, tin, antique or lightweight crystal, cast-iron pans, hand-painted or antique china, gold-plated dishes, and other fragile items. There are a couple of different high-end dishwashers that can handle some more fragile items, but be very cautious and check in with your appliance store to check the model specks.
We hope that this will help you decide to invest in a dishwasher or try cleaning new things. If you have any question about your dishwasher leave it in the comments section or give one of our stores a call.