The in-built dishwasher is one of the most sought-after appliances in the modern modular kitchen.
One of the most detested household chores universally is washing dishes. In a country like India, with an increased dependency on household help, it wasn’t common to find a dishwasher in the kitchens. With the pandemic forcing people (and their domestic help) to stay at home came an onslaught of people learning to cook and being forced to do the dishes. It’s no shock that the pandemic boosted dishwasher sales across the country and people are trying to be more sterile and self-reliant in the process of cleaning their dishes. Some even went on to claim that the dishwasher is now the new washing machine and deemed it an absolute must-have appliance!
Why you should buy a dishwasher
Here are a few reasons why this popular kitchen appliance must become part of your modular kitchen and why it is better than the conventional method of washing your dishes by hand.
There is often a widespread misconception that washing dishes by hand will result in a deeper clean. Research suggests that these sophisticated and functional machines can use hot water of up to 70°C, not possible to wash by hand, killing a huge proportion of germs to lend a superior clean. In addition to this, using dishwashers also minimises odours and nasty smells, thereby keeping away pests, since no dishes are collected in the sink.
2. Stains from Indian cooking removed-
It is a well-established fact that Indian cooking uses a lot of spices that have a tendency to stain utensils. It is harrowing to scrub turmeric and tomato stains by hand but a dishwasher will remove them easily in comparison.
3. Effective drying cycle-
After washing your dishes manually, you need to individually wipe the dishes with a clean washcloth or leave them on a drying rack to drain, but a dishwasher renders the cleaned dishes dry and ready to be placed back in your kitchen cabinets.
Believe it or not, running a full load in a dishwasher actually saves more water than washing it manually would. You just need to rid the utensils of large debris and the dishwasher takes care of the rest for you! Talk about being a more sustainable option. This is especially beneficial for larger families with a large volume of vessels to wash on a daily basis.
5. Ease of use and reduced dependency on manual labour-
Research suggests that using a dishwasher saves you and your household almost 10 days a year that would have gone towards washing the dishes manually. You can also give your domestic help a break more often and load up the dishwasher instead!
Drawbacks of dishwashers
There are just a couple of cons that dishwashers have which include:
1. Not compatible with all utensils-
It is imperative that you educate yourself on which utensils are dishwasher-safe and which are not.
2. Overhead charges-
People are most often concerned about receiving higher utility bills on account of running a dishwasher. However, it should be mentioned that these costs are negligible and well worth the time saved on manual labour.
However, despite these two drawbacks, it is apparent that the pros of a dishwasher outweigh the cons.
Dishwasher price in India
Dishwasher costs in the country are highly dependent on their size, type, and brand. Cheapest options begin from Rs 20,000 and go all the way up to Rs 90,000. Keep an eye out for dishwasher offers, online and in-store when you go for a dishwasher demo, to get concessions on the dishwasher price. Smaller sizes, freestanding dishwashers, and off-brand dishwashers may be lighter on the wallet but may not necessarily be a good addition to the kitchen. The upper limit is the Bosch in-built dishwasher price, which will mould itself tastefully with the rest of your modular kitchen while completing its function to perfection!
You may have qualms about dishwasher installation and repair too. Usually Indian kitchens do not have a facility to install a dishwasher, but that is one of the biggest advantages of modular kitchens. When you get a modular kitchen remodel or renovation was done with the Bespoke Decor team, we offer you a wide variety of in-built modular kitchen appliances to choose from and one of these is an in-built dishwasher.
Seeing a kitchen sink sinking in dishes won’t get you down any more! Reach out to Bespoke Decor for more information on in-built kitchen appliances.