Dishwasher vs. Sponge

Most Asian households today still maintain the tradition of dishwashing with the good old sponge – an item we almost instinctively reach for when that cup or plate needs to be washed and put away quickly.

Even so, appliances are increasingly integrated into our homes to help get us by as life gets busier, and with that comes an appreciation and need for better household management and quality time.

While we may remain attached to familiar habits such as washing dishes by hand, reasons for choosing a dishwasher are now more compelling than before. Apart from time and utility-savings, the benefits of achieving better hygiene and health for the family are especially important.

This may just be the tip of the iceberg, but here’s a peek at how a good dishwasher can take the strain off your hands, pockets and time, while promoting better care for you and your family.

Better cleaning

The best temperature for dishwashing starts from 600C – too hot for your hands to handle. Using a dishwasher helps disinfect and thoroughly clean your cooking and eating utensils, promoting better health and hygiene for your home.

Ditch the Sponge

A kitchen sponge can be up to 200,000 times dirtier than your toilet seat! When you’re hand washing your dishes, think about how you’re preparing food with utensils and eating it off plates cleaned by a sponge full of germs.

Save water & money

Studies show that water flows out of a tap at a rate of about 3-5 gallons per minute. New and efficient dishwashers use as little as 3 gallons of water per load, saving you water and utility bills while cleaning your dishes much better.

Save time

Think about the time spent on sponging, scrubbing, rinsing and drying each time you’re done with a meal. Multiply that over the meals and work out how much personal time you could save in a year if you use a dishwasher. You could think up better ways to spend all that time!

Be Green

Reducing water consumption also means protecting our streams, lakes and oceans – every drop saved goes a long way!

Tip: A better way to cleaner dishes!

Even as your trusty dishwasher takes care of after-meal chores, gunk can build up from limescale, food and detergent deposits over time. Bosch has 3 tested and approved cleaning products for your dishwasher, to help you achieve a hygienic wash. The Dishwasher Care, Maintenance Powder and Descaler work hand in hand to combat tough residues, odour and limescale deposits.

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