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Is it true that the dishwasher uses less water than washing by hand?

Is it true that the dishwasher uses less water than washing by hand?

With lots of dishes to wash and little or no time to do it; this is the best reason to buy a dishwasher.  Will using it require more or less water than traditional hand washing? Let's find out together.

Dishwasher or hand washing?

Although in the past hand washing was considered more sustainable, a study of the University of Bonn in Germany has shown that it’s not: hand dishes used for a dinner of 12 people require using about 103 litres of water. A new 16 place setting dishwasher uses only 10 litres of water for a full load and decreases to 6 or 7 litres for a 6 place setting wash.

The latest appliances for a greater energy savings

In the latest models A+++, A++ or A+ energy class is achieved.  With all Candy models, the energy consumption has also been lowered and give a energy saving of upto 70% compared with the models that are A class.  Some of our dishwasher models also have an ECO program that allows further savings.  And thanks to the dirt sensor the programs will automatically fit the requirement of the wash needed according to how dirty the dishes are.

Some washing tips

If you opt to buy a dishwasher, you can save even more water with few simple steps.

Don’t do a pre-wash cycle and wash only when you have full loads. Some dishwashers allow you to load and wash well over 200 items and even larger items like baking trays, grill pans, oven dishes, and up to 8 maxi pizza plates from 34.5 cm, in addition to everything normally used during the day, from breakfast to dinner.

If washing straight after a meal or the load is reduced, use the ECO options (functions or buttons on some dishwasher models) that reduce the duration of the base program on average of 25%, to save time and energy.

Excellent performance and long life

To get best results and improve the performance of your dishwasher is important to observe a good care and maintenance. You have to remember, for example, to take the filter regularly clean and add the salt in the container to prevent the creation of

limescale. However, there are models with self-cleaning filter that minimize the maintenance requirements. This will ensure your appliance will continue to perform well over a longer period of time.

Clean dishes effortlessly

A dishwasher simplifies your life and helps you to limit water consumption: follow our advice and you’ll see the change!