MYTH: Dishwashers are expensive to run
Karl, the Bosch Engineer reports that the average energy cost for running a full dishwasher cycle is only €0.17 cent.
Even with water and detergent included, it could cost you around €0.53c to wash a full family load in a Bosch dishwasher.
€0.53c based on average water, energy and detergent prices paid (Bordgaisenergy.ie, citizensinformation.ie).
MYTH: Dishwashers use a lot of energy
When you consider how much time and effort is needed to wash up after a big family meal you might expect a dishwasher to use a lot of energy to do the same job. In fact, a modern Bosch dishwasher uses only €0.17 cent worth of electricity to heat up and circulate the water needed to make your dishes sparkling clean.
*See how a dishwasher compares to other household items in the table below.
MYTH: A dishwasher fills up with water
Anyone who opens their dishwasher door mid-wash will see a surprisingly small amount of water – less than a bowlful in the base of the machine.
This is because a dishwasher heats, circulates and cleans very small amounts of water in each cycle. Its been calculated that 10 litres of water used in a Bosch dishwasher has the equivalent cleaning effect of 4,000 litres passing through the machine, with the most efficient using as little as 6.5 litres per cycle.
MYTH: Dishwashers are only for large families
Many people think they won't have enough dishes to fill a dishwasher and so not use it efficiently. However, dishwashers come in a range of different sized models, some as narrow as an open magazine at 45cm! Bosch compact dishwashers can fit on worktops.
Installing a slimline dishwasher is perfect for smaller families with limited kitchen space.
MYTH: You still need to pre-wash dishes
Pre-washing may have been necessary with some dishwashers 20 years ago, but dishwashing technology has come a long way since then. There is no need to wash your dishes in the sink first when using a modern Bosch dishwasher along with the super-charged cleaning power of Finish.
Simply scrape off the heavily soiled items, load up and enjoy the time to be more productive.
*Comparison of annual energy costs
|APPLIANCE||Based on||Annual Running Cost|
|Dishwasher||Bosch Logixx dishwasher at 0.92kWh per cycle on Eco50 programme) 3.3 washes/week at @ 18.78c per kwH.||€30|
|Shower||Based on 7.5kwH electric shower, 10min daily showering @ 18.78c per kwH.||€85|
|Heater||Based on 1000W Fan heater, used for 4hours a day for 90 days @ 18.78c per kwH.||€68|
|TV||Based on 50" Plasma Smart TV, used for 4hours a day and 172kwH per year @ 18.78c per kwH.||€32|
Cost per KW based on Bord Gais tariff as of 10.02.15 http://www.bordgaisenergy.ie/publications/tariffs/?hpi
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