When we were planning our new kitchen the first thing Boyfriend and I said was that we both wanted a dishwasher. And let me tell you, the dishwasher has saved our relationship. Pre-dishwasher we always argued about whose turn it was to do the dishes. I hate doing dishes and so does Boyfriend and so every day the looming pile of dishes was a huge sore point for us! Thankfully, since getting the dishwasher our house is very much a harmonious one!
As neither of us had ever owned a dishwasher before, we didn't know where to start, so we had a look at the dishwasher reviews on Dishwashing Expert to help make our mind up, and in no time at all we realised a slim-line dishwasher would suit us perfectly, and their impartial reviews helped us pick out a good one.
My parents (not known for embracing modern technology!) warned us that using a dishwasher might put up our electricity bills by a huge amount, but a quick look at the Dishwashing Experts interactive page on the costs of managing a dishwasher showed us that we'd actually save money by using a dishwasher compared to washing our dishes by hand.
According to Dishwashing Expert "Most dishwashers manufactured since 1994 use less water per cycle than the equivalent required to wash up, because they recycle the water throughout the wash. Newer models heat only the amount of water they need - and being cold fill, the water is heated in the dishwasher itself, not in the household's hot water tank or central heating system, where heat gets lost in transit".
I was sold! Cheaper utility bills and the end to all arguments! And having a baby I've really appreciated just being able to load up the dishwasher, switch it on and go and do something else, instead of scrub at plates and cups.
Dishwashing Expert has some great stuff on their website - including tips for getting the most out of your dishwasher, impartial dishwasher reviews, and an interactive dishwasher troubleshooter in case things go wrong.
*Although this is a sponsored post all words and opinions are my own*