Washing the dishes is a chore that most Bagong Nanays loathe, but need to do. Makita mo palang yung gabundok na hugasin, parang pagod ka na. This year, I had a resolution to never leave dirty plates on the sink overnight.
To keep myself inspired to wash the dishes at midnight, I then started “dish-watching.” I wash the dishes while watching K-drama on Netflix. For a while, it worked! I actually look forward to washing the dishes because that would mean I get to watch an episode of It’s Okay To Not Be Okay or Start-Up.
Last Valentine’s Day, my husband surprised me with a very unexpected gift: a dishwasher. Yes. The one that we only see in movies and can only afford in The Sims. I was very shocked because I never asked for it.
“How about my K-dramas now?” I asked him. “Then watch your K-dramas in peace!” he said.
Why buy a dishwasher? Bakiiit?!
As a #BagongNanay, I’d like to share my honest review of Maximus Tabletop Dishwasher. Washing the dishes takes up one to two hours of my time, depending on how much plates we used from lunch to dinner. With a dishwasher, I just need five minutes just load it up with the dirty plates, and I can spend the time doing the more important things. So it is worth it. That’s it. That’s the review.
According to my husband, he read somewhere that there are only three kitchen appliances that are essential for any household: A refrigerator, a stove, and a dishwasher. Sana all. At first, I felt unworthy to use it. Haha. Ayoko sa kanya nung una kasi feeling ko useless na ako. Lol.
Here are some of the questions that I had in my mind the moment I met Maximus:
Does it really clean the plates?
Yes. You’ll be surprised that it washes the dishes better than you. Just make sure to remove the leftover food so they won’t clog the dishwasher. No need to pre-rinse though, just scrape them from the plates.
We are using Corelle plates, and they are squeaky clean after the wash. It also saves more water than manual dishwashing. So yes. It gets the job done. It can fit a lot of plates, cutlery, mugs, and at least one pot or pan.
How long does it take to wash one load?
For this particular model, there are different options. But I always choose the ECO because it’s the most energy efficient.
It takes three (3) hours and 15 minutes to wash a single load of dishes in the ECO cycle. There’s also rapid wash (30 mins), normal (2 hours), and intensive (2 hours and 30 mins) for pots and pans.
What’s the catch?
The only downside of getting a dishwasher is that you need to buy a specific brand of the dishwasher tablets, salt, and rinse aid from them. Magastos siya. You cannot use Joy or some cheap soap and table salt. So yes. You are paying for your precious time. You need to watch out when these items go on sale. They are available in Lazada and Shopee.
What I do to save is I just use the dishwasher when I really have something important to do than washing the dishes. It enables me to rest after a long day of cooking and taking care of my child.
How’s the electric bill?
In terms of electricity, we didn’t see a spike in our electric bill so I guess it’s not costing us that much.
Until now, it hasn’t sink in (pun intended) that we have a dishwasher at home. I’m a full-time mom and wife, so you would expect that I should just wash the dishes because I don’t have a job. But having a dishwasher is like having an extra hand, and it made me realize this:
Life is short. Invest in things that help you spend your time and energy to do the more important things. If it’s going to help you save time, then it’s worth it. Get a dishwasher, Nanay!
PS. This is not a sponsored post. But I hope they get to read this and give me some free dishwasher tablets. Lol.