Hand Washing Dishes? Stop!

By Thornton Plumbing and Heating

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Blog Highlights

  • The sponge you use to “wash” your dishes is not as clean as you’d like to think
  • Today’s dishwashers are extremely energy-efficient
  • With a dishwasher, you’ll have time to spend time with your family or simply relax

In today’s world, there isn’t a legitimate reason to wash your dishes by hand. Dishwasher technology has evolved and continues to evolve, resulting in energy- and cost- efficient machines. If you’re living in Salt Lake City or Park City and still wash your dishes by hand, it’s time to make a change! Not convinced? Here are some reasons that might help you change your mind:

Dirty Sponges

Washing your dishes by hand may not seem like a big deal, but the sponge you use to “wash” your dishes is not as clean as you’d like to think. The average kitchen sponge can contain billions of bacteria per square inch. In fact, when you wash up with your kitchen sponge, you are essentially rubbing bacteria all over your dishes. Hand-washing dishes is extremely unsanitary. Dishwashers kill more bacteria and result in the cleanest dishes.


Today’s dishwashers are extremely energy-efficient. They save more gallons of water per cleaning cycle than previous models and use half the amount of water you need to wash your dishes by hand. Not only is this good for the environment, it’s good for your bank account, too. Though the initial costs for purchasing and installing a dishwasher may be a little pricey, it’s worth it in the long run. By installing a dishwasher, not only do you ensure clean dishes to eat from you’ll also save on energy bills and water.


Let’s be honest, one of the most noticeable advantages of using a dishwasher is that you will save a lot of time. Washing dishes by hand wastes hours of your time per week. With a dishwasher, you’ll have time to do other chores, spend time with your family, or simply relax after a delicious meal.

Are you ready to install a dishwasher to start saving money, water, and time? Contact us today!

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