Handwashing over Dishwashing

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Rough Draft Technology is usually designed to do a task for you in order to save time, money, stress and help you keep your hands clean, but what do you do if a certain technology actually robs you of all the above except stress and takes your opportunity to keep your hands clean? Do you use it anyways? This is the case with the diswasher. Now before all the house wives in America and all the college kids that got lucky enough to get a nice enough appartment that has a dishwasher form a mob to have me linched, i will admit that sometimes it is convienient to just throw your dish in the dishwasher and walk away. My hope though, is to reveal the secrets that dishwashers dont want you to know, so all those housewives, and everyone else in America, can make a clearer decision on whether the slight convenience is worth the many faulters that come with using a dishwasher. The whole idea of the dishwasher is that you can just put your dishes in this machine and walk away care free and forget about them and come back later and they are clean, but the fact is, if you dont already have your dish pretty much clean already before you put it in the dishwasher, then it just gets caked on by the heater and its harder for you to wash it later. So what then, is the purpose of the dishwasher? If you are already rubbing down and rinsing each dish anyways, you might as well throw some soap on those dishes while you are at it and instead of putting them in the dishwasher, put the in the cupboard where they go. I went ahead and did some research to find out just how much money it costs to run your dishwasher. What i found out is that your dishwasher placed number 5 on the top 5 most expensive appliances to use. The average dishwasher uses about 40 to 50 cents per load. While handwashing (using 15 gallons of hot water) costs half that at 23 cents.
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