There is a common misconception that using a dishwasher wastes more water than washing up by hand. In fact hand washing consumes around 23,000 litres of water per year compared to 3120 litres for a dishwasher.
Washing up by hand accounts for about 10% of a household's daily water needs, but using a modern dishwasher could reduce this to less than 2%. Dishwashers are also much more hygienic than washing up by hand as they use hotter temperatures and eliminate the need for a sponge/scrubbing brush, which can collect bacteria.
Dishwashers are available as standard models with 12 – 15 place settings, slimline models with 8 – 10 place settings and table top models offering 6 place settings.
They are also available in different styles to complement a range of different kitchen designs. Built-in models such as the Hotpoint LFT114 are designed to slot into a gap in your kitchen and become ‘one’ with your everyday routine. This model comes with 12 place settings which is ideal for large families or those who entertain regularly. With four settings: soak, eco, intensive and normal your entire cutlery and crockery selection is catered for.
Washing up by hand accounts for about 10% of a household's daily water needs, but using a modern dishwasher could reduce this to less than 2%.