A dishwasher is a mechanical device for cleaning dishes and eating-utensils.
General Dishwasher Guide
Dishwashers are a modern convenience that few want to live without. Not only do they allow us to spend more time with our families and less time washing dishes, dishwashers have become so efficient they save us money on water and electricity. Today’s dishwashers use half as much electricity as those manufactured in 1972 and half as much water as washing the same amount of dishes by hand! And many new dishwashers have built-in booster heaters that gets water hot enough to kill germs and cut grease much better than can be done washing by hand.
Most homes use under-counter dishwashers today where the dishwasher is a permanent part of the kitchen. This saves valuable kitchen floor space, as opposed to separate portable dishwashing units and offer you many more options and styles to choose from. Under-counter dishwashers also fit more dishes and are available to match your other appliances. They are easier and faster to operate as they are always attached to electricity and water sources and you can use your sink at the same time as your dishwasher.
Portable dishwashers are much less common than under-counter dishwashers but can be a very convenient solution in certain circumstances. Portable dishwashers are stored elsewhere and connected to your kitchen sink when a load is ready to be washed. If there is no room in your kitchen to install an under-counter dishwasher, portable dishwashers can be stored elsewhere and wheeled in when needed. They often have butcher-block tops that can provide extra counter space when in the kitchen. Also, portable dishwashers can be taken with you when you move to another residence.