How to Get the Most out of your Dishwasher

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Renovating your kitchen and exploring all the exciting, new interior design innovations is undoubtedly one of the most exciting aspects of moving house. However, for every creative idea about how you can make your kitchen more exciting there comes a practical necessity.

Finding the right dishwasher for you:

Everyone hates hand washing dishes. It is for this reason that the dishwasher has become an everyday necessity. It falls into the category of inventions that we take for granted, that forms part of our daily routine and that we never expect to go wrong. Yet, the day it breaks causes nothing but inconvenience. You might think finding the right dishwasher for you or even replacing an old one is a very limited venture, but it offers far more variety and choice than you would ever imagine. No matter what your needs and requirements, there is a dishwasher for you. For example, you can buy a dishwasher that is integrated to blend in with your kitchen interior design. Alternatively, you can buy an economical dishwasher that uses less water or a dishwasher to match the size of your kitchen or your family. Either way, there is plenty of choice.

Hard Water Areas:

There are plenty of other things you need to take into account when choosing a dishwasher as well. Whether you live in a hard water area or not can dictate how well your dishes shine after a wash. What type of water area you live in dictates which products you have to use. For example, if you live in a hard water area, you will need to use Rinse Aid and Dishwasher Salt as opposed to a soft water area where dishwasher salt is not needed. Adapting to your water type and using the correct products will eliminate unwanted lime deposits from your dishwasher that are caused by the effects of hard water.


One final aspect to take into consideration when choosing a dishwasher is the money saving involved. Using a dishwasher is proven to be far more economical than hand washing your dishes. Depending on the size of your family, massive savings could be made annually by using your dishwasher regularly.

So whether you are designing a new kitchen, renovating your current house or moving to a new home, don’t forget about the simple practicalities of home life that include the wonders of the family dishwasher!

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an interiors writer and blogger and has an insatiable love of home style and decor

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1 Comment

  1. Amanda Cottingham
    January 10, 2013 / 7:35 pm

    I didn’t know dishwasher salt isn’t needed in a soft water areas. Thank goodness we live in a hard water area then!

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