For the longest time, I kept saying I won’t buy a dishwasher because in India you have house help who will wash dishes everyday for a small amount paid monthly. The debate continued as Jyoti Verma remodelled our kitchen and the whole house ….. I kept going back and forth on whether she should create the provision for a dishwasher or not. Finally I relented and said we will get one.
What a sensible decision !!! For once I listened to Jyoti, Krishnan, Nisha and several friends who insisted that I get a dishwasher. 😁 Those who know me well, also know well that I don’t listen to any advise, so this was a welcome change.
Amma was also not very keen on getting one as she loves to wash the vessels but the minute she realised that steel utensils come out all shiny and new, she has also relented. The dishwasher is such a relief ! I am no longer dependent on the house help showing up everyday and most importantly I don’t have to argue with Mom during winters to stop her from washing the vessels.
It works brilliantly for crockery and steel vessels. I got a Bosch 13 place dishwasher…. and like my fellow Indians I load 26 pieces or more :).
I often choose the Eco mode so that less electricity is consumed. The vessels do come out almost dry but there is water in the handles or rims that are curved.
If any one is debating about getting a dishwasher in India, please do get it. You save time, the steel vessels and crockery come out sparkling. Also your dependence on a maid or some house help is totally reduced. Go for it !
Note, We have successfully converted a few fence sitters and they are all happy that they bought a dishwasher :).