Indian houses, in general, are not equipped with dishwashers and there are some reasons/myths to not have them as a regular item in our kitchen. Generally, it’s considered that dishwashers are not Indian kitchen fit, as there is a lot of oil and masala used in our food and some of the utensils may not fit the dishwasher. There are washers that are specifically designed for Indian seems. Today we will look into these myths and will also find the answers about them.


It can’t remove hard strains of oil and masala.

The majority of the dishwashers available in the market today have a heater for hot water spray. The combination of hot water and high-speed spray can get rid of any hard strain of masala and oil. You will get a selection of dishwashers in the market which are specially designed for Indian needs.

It can’t be used for Indian utensils like Kadhai and Tawa.

The specially designed dishwasher for Indian needs has shelves that can hold Kadhais, Tawas, pots, and all other Indian utensils. You need to make sure that you put them in the tray where they should be. There are dishwashers available in the market with foldable/adjustable racks which makes it easy and possible to accommodate tall, wide and fat utensils.

Some of the mode/washing programs of the dishwasher are also designer for Indian style utensils, which helps a great deal.

It consumes a lot of water.

This is the biggest myth, in fact, it’s exactly the opposite. A good dishwasher will only consume 10-25 Ltrs. (depending on size and other factors) of water. Whereas this is 50-60 Ltrs of water in case of manual washing. Moreover, the dishwasher cleaning is more hygienic and the water can be hot up to 700C killing 99% of germs and compared to dirty sponges which are breeding grounds for germs.

It consumes a lot of electricity.

Well, it does not, though the electricity consumed will generally depend upon the size, features and, mode, etc, but in general, they are very energy efficient. To give you an idea they can consume anything between 1-2.5 KwH per washing cycle, which is definitely less when you compare this with hot water manual washing.


Better Cleaning.

Cleaning in case of dishwasher is much better as compared to manual washing. The high-speed jets water flow reaches every nook corner of the utensil, thus giving a thorough cleaning to the utensil.

Hygienic Cleaning.

When you are doing manual cleaning you will need some kind of sponge, they are big breeding ground of bacteria beyond what you can imagine. Dishwashers give hygienic washing as they clean with 65-700C hot water and washing is contactless. The high-speed spray guns ensure that not sponge is required.

Save Time and Money

On average, they use 12 ltr of water as compared to 50-60 ltr of water in case of manual washing. This is enormous water saving approx. 40 ltr per washing cycle. It also saves a lot of your time, the only time you need to spend is to arrange the utensils in the dishwasher and turn the switch on. When the washing cycle is going on you can utilize your time in other works.

No Breakage of Crockery

In case of dishwasher there is no chance of breaking your favorite but fragile crockery as they are in placed/fixed in the slots of the tray.

No maid required

Your dependency on the maid is 0, plus you do not have to worry about the hand hygiene of the maid.


In today’s fast-paced world, where we are dependent on gadgets for our day to day life, this is another addition which sooner or later we need to have in our kitchen. These come with a set of advantages which are very good and can’t be ignored.

By TheTop5

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