The Truth Behind The Myth – Washing Dishes by Hand is More Sanitary Than Using a Dishwasher.


Washing dishes by hand is not only a chore no one wants to do, it is also less sanitary then throwing the dishes in the dishwasher and letting the machine do all of the work for you.

When it comes to technology there will always be skeptics, questioning that a machine could do a better job than the trusting human hands. In reality, the machines can go about and beyond what the human hands can do. When it comes to using a dishwasher vs. washing dishes by hand, the dishwasher always comes out superior. Using a dishwasher is more sanitary because of the temperature that the inside of the machine reaches, which is about 140-145 degrees Fahrenheit. Combined with the high-tech-jets and rack setups this will automatically kill more bacteria than one can accomplish by washing dishes by hand. Also, when using a dishwasher you do not have to use a sponge, which we all know is one of the top germ magnets in every household. Go ahead and throw out that sponge that is known to have more germs than your toilet!

If you are still not convinced that using the machine vs. hands is the better choice, here are some more positives about using a dishwasher.

  • Dishwashers save water. Washing dishes by hand uses approximately 3.5 times the amount of water compared to running the dishwasher.
  • Using a dishwasher saves times. This will give you more time to do the things you enjoy doing in your free time.
  • You can even save money! Who doesn’t love any opportunity to save money? Using a dishwasher will cut your utility bills down.
  • You do now have to touch the gross, leftover food scraps left behind on the plates.

Did you know dishwashers were originally invented for restaurants because too many human dishwashers broke so many dishes? Using a dishwasher also decreases the chances of breaking your dads favorite coffee mug.

Using a dishwasher is overall the better choice for the everyday person. We hope you enjoyed reading our blog. If you want to read more go to please comment and share!

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