– Dishwashers save from 3,780-5000 gallons of water per year and as mentioned save energy too. – This decreases your carbon footprint and can translate into cost savings, roughly $40 a year. – Would you like 10 days back of your life, that is the estimated equivalent of the time spent standing at the sink hand-washing dishes!
– Lifetime operating cost comparison of an Energy Star Dishwasher versus hand-washing inclusive of energy and water use is $323 to $754according to the energystar.gov website. – In addition, the cleanliness of dishes washed in the sink may not be the best considering the nasty old sponge you use.