Dishwashers have been easing up our lives for over a century, saving a lot of time and energy. No wonder they’re one of the most common household appliances.
Though dishwashers take up a large space in your kitchen, it looks better than a sink full of dirty dishes, especially when you have guests.
Scroll down to learn a few fun facts about these magical machines.
Contrary to the popular belief that dishwashers use a whopping quantity of water, they actually cut down water usage by 70% compared to traditional hand washing.
If you’re still unsatisfied, you can opt for an energy-efficient model.
As You Like It
Have you been refraining from buying odd-shaped cutlery because it won’t go into your dishwasher? You don’t have to do that.
Several basket configurations are available in the market, and your cutlery will surely find its perfect match.
H.T.M.L (How To Make Lasagna – in a dishwasher?)
Assemble your lasagna and wrap it tightly in aluminum foil. Place the package on the bottom rack of your dishwasher.
Set it to ‘heated dry’ and run the cycle. This can take around 2.5 hours. Let the lasagna sit for 10 minutes before serving.
Not the fanciest way to cook lasagna, but definitely a working hack when your oven surprises you with a breakdown or when you wanna show your friends a little trick.
It’s a myth that pre-washing your dishes before loading them into the dishwasher can save water. In most dishwashers, it only increases the water usage because the detergent doesn’t have any dirt to bind to.
Pre-washing is merely a waste of time and it makes the dishes less clean by the end of the cycle as the detergent cannot perform complete action without binders.
As technology advanced, dishwashers became quieter with better insulation. Modern dishwashers fall between the range of 40dB and 50dB.
Anything below 50dB is quiet enough to let you sleep peacefully.
Rinse Fresh Veggies
Going to the farmers’ market and buying fresh produce is great. But hand-washing them can be tiresome and time-consuming. If you’re making dinner for many, that’s a lot of veggies to clean.
Just run them in the dishwasher’s cold cycle, of course, without soap. Meanwhile, prep the rest of your ingredients and let the clean veggies join the recipe in the end.
Spotless Beauty Tools
Dermatologists recommend cleaning your makeup brushes and sponges at least once a week. The good news is, your dishwasher can take care of it.
Remove any hair on the brushes and run them for a cycle in the dishwasher. Your beauty tools will come out as good as new.
Keep in mind that natural bristles may not withstand dishwasher treatment. So, you’ll have to hand-wash them.
Kitchen mittens get too dirty to be put in the washing machine along with everyday clothes.
For easy wash, toss your dirty silicone mittens into the dishwasher and run a regular cycle. Once you see the results, you’ll never want to try other washing methods for your mitts.
In The Past
Though dishwashers were invented in 1850, they didn’t have a drying feature until the 1950s. Their build was nowhere close to the current design and mechanism.
Only affluent people could afford the luxury of machine-washed dishes and finally, in the 1970s, dishwashers became customary appliances in American society.
We now buy a dishwasher, look up “dishwasher install” on Google and get it done in a few minutes. Makes us appreciate how far we’ve come.
Special mention to dishwashers that can be paired with virtual assistants for our double comfort.
Remember to Recycle
Dishwashers have a lifespan of 10 years and are 99% recyclable. When you wanna buy a new one, instead of adding it to e-waste, you can recycle it and even get a few bucks in return.
Like Pam Shoemaker said, “When you put the whole picture together, recycling is the right thing to do.”
And that ends our list for today. If you have something interesting to say about dishwashers, do drop a comment below.