Although Vietnamese housewives are quite familiar with the presence of a dishwasher in the kitchen, there are still some misunderstandings that make this appliance “cool down”. The dishwasher is a kitchen appliance of modern life that supports people a lot and will certainly have certain advantages. For example, a dishwasher uses hot water to melt away grease, combined with extremely high water pressure many times greater than you discharge directly from the faucet to help wash away leftover food, food stains on tool. In addition, dishwashers use a variety of additives to support deep cleaning and polishing of dishes after washing, moreover, the dish drying feature not only helps items dry quickly but also helps to kill bacteria very effectively. Therefore, the dishwasher is considered a “very worthwhile” item for housewives to invest in at this time. In this article, Huttuscon would like to help you understand more about the machine’s functions and “resolve” some misunderstandings when using it, so that you can have a more objective view of the decision to invest in this equipment in the future. . Huttuscon follows right here!
- 1 I. What is a dishwasher?
- 2 II. How the dishwasher works:
- 3 III. Misunderstandings when using dishwashers of Vietnamese housewives
- 3.1 1. Dishwasher wastes water
- 3.2 2. Dishwasher consumes electricity
- 3.3 3. No need to put dishes and plates in order in the dishwasher
- 3.4 4. Dishwasher is not sure how to clean dishes as desired
- 3.5 5. Dishes need to be rinsed with water before being placed in the machine
- 3.6 6. Putting multiple dishes in one wash saves money
- 3.7 7. Have to wash many dishes to need the machine
- 3.8 8. You must pour the detergent directly into the dishes to clean
- 3.9 9. Use ordinary dishwashing liquid or use more salt and water to clean dishes
- 3.10 10. Hand washing is more economical and environmentally friendly
- 3.11 11. Dishwasher rusts knives and forks.
- 3.12 12. Large pans and pots cannot be washed in the dishwasher.
- 3.13 13. Detergent price doesn’t matter.
- 3.14 14. The noise is very annoying
- 3.15 Related
I. What is a dishwasher?
A dishwasher is a kitchen appliance with a design quite similar to a horizontal washing machine. The working mechanism of a dishwasher is to use hot water with detergent and spray at high pressure continuously for hours to clean dishes.
In the past, dishwashers were a luxury only available to the rich. But nowadays, washing machines have become more common products and should be in modern kitchens suitable for the hustle and bustle of urban life.
II. How the dishwasher works:
- After starting the machine, the machine automatically drains water.
- When hot water mode is selected, the machine heats the water to the appropriate temperature.
- At the right time, the machine will automatically open the detergent dispenser.
- The water sprayer adopts a high-pressure spray system to clean food stains on dishes.
- Drain dirty water for the first time.
- The machine sprays more hot water with high pressure to rinse the dishes.
- Drain the dirty water a second time.
- Creating a stream of hot air to dry dishes is the final cycle, helping to clean and dry dishes, kill bacteria.
III. Misunderstandings when using dishwashers of Vietnamese housewives
1. Dishwasher wastes water
As mentioned above, the dishwasher will spray water through a high-pressure spray system to clean the dishes, when looking at the machine in action, many users believe that this machine definitely consumes more water than washing by hand.
However, according to Cnet, the actual consumption is completely different. Tests show that users can consume more than 30 liters of water with a family of 4 or more people. If the rinsing process is about 2 to 3 times and using the full flush type of the sink, the water consumption can be up to 100 liters.
An Energy Star-certified washing machine can use as little as 11 liters of water, about a third of what is washed by hand for the same amount of bowls and cups. These certified machines are also rated by the US Natural Resources Defense Council to save about 18,900 liters of water per year for a family.
The truth is, dishwashers are much more water efficient because the water is sprayed with great pressure, high-temperature conditions, and more concentration.
Today, dishwashers are more and more water-efficient thanks to new technologies and standards
For example, machines that qualified after 1994 use about 37 liters less water per wash than before. Machines certified after 2013 have a maximum water consumption of 18.9 liters per wash.
2. Dishwasher consumes electricity
Many people jokingly say “modernity is harmful to electricity”. This is a concept that even many users in the US misunderstand about dishwashers.
To have completely clean dishes, when washing by hand, users also need to use hot water. Therefore, the electricity consumption must include the cost of the water heater.
As for dishwashers, most have an internal heating element that warms the water more efficiently than a water heater. Not to mention Energy Star-certified machines can save half the cost compared to conventional hand washing combined with water heaters.
In Vietnam, not many people have the habit of using hot water to wash dishes or, if so, only when used in the cold season to wash away stains like grease.
3. No need to put dishes and plates in order in the dishwasher
In fact, it’s not all about the stars. You need to arrange the dishes in the machine in an orderly manner for the most effective washing. It is necessary to ensure that the items are properly spaced so that the sprinkler system can easily access and clean each dirty dish and bowl. Otherwise, the sprinkler system would not be able to reach each of them.
In addition, you also need to arrange items according to specific rules such as put cups and glasses on the top shelf. Glass items such as cups and glasses need to be ensured not to collide with each other, easily causing breakage. In the cutlery section, the cutlery handles should be reversed so that there are openings for water to flow in and not jam items. Large discs should be located on either side of the last rack so as not to obstruct the distribution of detergent throughout the machine
4. Dishwasher is not sure how to clean dishes as desired
You must have been worried that with stubborn stains on dishes, pots, and pans, the machine cannot wash it all, right? Don’t fret because today’s dishwasher has been designed to be extremely smart and flexible. It has a mechanism to clean every nook and cranny on the sides and sides of dishes. The machine can also clean stubborn stains. It is very rare for food to remain on the dishes. With a standard washing mechanism (in terms of temperature, water volume), washing dishes by machine is also cleaner than washing by hand.
5. Dishes need to be rinsed with water before being placed in the machine
The fear that the dishwasher cannot clean effectively, so many housewives often have the habit of rinsing the dishes before placing them in the machine. According to experts, this is an unnecessary job because the dishwasher can completely clean dishes effectively in just one cycle, including removing stubborn grease stains. Not only that, pre-rinsing will make cleaning products less effective and cause abrasion to dishes.
So, what you need to do is remove the food left on the dishes or pots and pans, and then put it inside the machine. The water jets in the machine will be evenly distributed along with the high water pressure that will help you remove all traces of food effectively.
6. Putting multiple dishes in one wash saves money
Doing this will not help you save money as expected. In addition, it will prevent water jets and detergents from reaching the surface of the dishes, preventing them from being cleaned completely. You will then have to rinse by hand or run another cleaning cycle to remove any remaining residue. Therefore, you should only place a sufficient amount of dishes to help the dishwasher operate most efficiently!
7. Have to wash many dishes to need the machine
This thinking is not entirely wrong. The Cnet site also notes that comparative consumption rates are assessed based on the number of bowls and cups that fill a dishwasher. Therefore, users need to choose the type that suits their family needs, avoiding waste.
Currently, many new models have a half-load washing feature, which only consumes about 6 to 7 liters of water when users choose a low level of dishes. Some machines also have a “cumulative washing” feature where only the first meal is pre-washed, then runs the full cycle when the dishes are filled. The dishwasher should be run continuously, and regularly because if left for a long time, the residue and grease can stick and clog the pipes. There is no harm in using the machine every day, even if there are few dishes. In addition, the machine has a mode to wash only certain compartments, suitable for people who live alone and have few dishes.
8. You must pour the detergent directly into the dishes to clean
Many people believe that the more concentrated the dishwashing solution is and must be poured directly into the dishes, the more effective the cleaning will be. However, this method makes the machine unable to clean the number of chemicals stuck on the surface of the dishes. When we eat and drink, chemicals from containers can leach into food and affect family health.
The longer the cleaning cycle time, the more thoroughly the dishes are cleaned
In fact, depending on how dirty the dishes are, the dishwasher will have the right cleaning cycles to effectively remove stains. Simply put, the cleaning of your dishwasher’s dishes will not depend on the cycle time, but they will also depend on many different factors.
9. Use ordinary dishwashing liquid or use more salt and water to clean dishes
Improper use of specialized dishwasher products is a “harmful” dishwasher habit that you need to change right now. Because the use of inappropriate cleaning products is easy to cause the dishwasher to encounter some technical errors such as the dishwasher foaming, not working, …
Besides, the use of extra salt and water is completely unnecessary. Because some specialized dishwasher products are capable of cleaning dishes effectively, without the help of salt and accompanying polish. Therefore, you should be very careful in choosing and using the appropriate dishwashing product, so that the dishwasher works smoothly and there is less risk of damage.
Huttuscon recommends using dishwasher-specific recommended dishwashing products such as dishwasher tablets. Not only do they help clean dishes effectively, but they also help the dishwasher last longer.
Instructions for using the Dishwasher:
Step 1: Put the dishwasher tablet in the detergent compartment of the machine. Do not tear off the HYDROFILMTM film on the outside of the eraser and avoid getting your hands wet when handling the film as this will melt the film. Dishwashing tablets in contact with hot water will cause the outer coating to dissolve, allowing the cleaning ingredients to dissolve in the water.
Step 2: Close the lid, if you choose the quick wash mode (depending on the model), put the dishwasher directly into the machine or the washing basket.
10. Hand washing is more economical and environmentally friendly
No problem! In fact, using a dishwasher saves up to 81% of water and 72% of electricity compared to washing by hand with the same level and quality of washing (Bosch dishwasher, ECO wash mode, water temperature 50 poison). And please note, to save money, please fully load the dishwasher when washing or choose half load mode for a small number of dishes.
11. Dishwasher rusts knives and forks.
Completely wrong! In fact, your cutlery does not cause oxidation but other oxidation that is produced when metal objects are left in a humid environment. This means that when you put a stainless steel object in the dishwasher, for example, a potato razor, the rust will transfer to other items during the washing process. We have a trick for you: put a piece of aluminum in the cutlery basket. You will find this piece of aluminum absorbs all the rust.
12. Large pans and pots cannot be washed in the dishwasher.
Dishwashers are completely washable and very efficient. Simply put it next to the basket below the machine, so the spray arm of the machine is not entangled. This way you will also clean your kitchenware.
13. Detergent price doesn’t matter.
Yes and no! Maybe the price is not the main issue but the quality of the cleaning lice. After a long time of use, poor-quality cleaners can fade the color of kitchenware and can cause them to turn a light brown color. This is due to the by-products of salt solutions found in low-quality, and often cheap, detergents. To keep your kitchen utensils shiny and clean like new, you should use quality cleaners.
14. The noise is very annoying
Actually washing dishes manually by Vietnamese users also makes a significant noise, right? Dishwashers with large or small capacity, high or low operating capacity will have different noises. Helping you clean all the dishes and plates after a grand family party, the insignificant noise from the dishwasher will not bother you. Typically, in the Electrolux dishwasher line, the noise is only about 49dB.
Through this article, Huttuscon hopes to be able to “resolve” misunderstandings when using dishwashers among Vietnamese housewives as well as the effectiveness of dishwashers in daily life, in order to help you gain a more objective view of this device. Buying a modern dishwasher for general use is much more beneficial than harmful. Although it will take an initial investment, in the long run, this device helps us save a lot of time and effort. The dishwasher will make a ‘revolution’ in your kitchen! Good luck sisters!