One of the most important things to consider when buying a new appliance is how energy efficient the appliance is. With the current national credit situation being the way it is and with us all feeling the pinch some what on our purse strings, it is important that we are able to save us much money as possible wherever we can. One of the best ways to keep things low long term is to consider how much your dishwasher will cost you over a long period of time. The Bosch dishwashers offer a range of models that come with a range of price tags, but the real indicator of long term price is not the price tag; it is the energy efficiency and the programmes that come with the appliance.
Most of the Bosch fully integrated dishwashers are available with an energy efficiency rating of A or A+, which is the best rating possible for a kitchen appliance and will save you money on your energy bills over time. Energy efficiency ratings basically take into account how much energy is used by the appliance compared to the performance of the appliance, so an A rating means that despite the low energy consumption, the performance has not been substituted. This is obviously a good thing.
If you think that having a dishwasher is going to cost you more in the long term than washing by hand, you are basically wrong. The Bosch models use far less water than hand washing and obviously save you time- this is the main reason why people buy them. A report has shown that the average household spends between one and two hours a day washing up the dirty dishes, whereas a dishwasher takes about fifteen minutes to load and unload. The other great thing about many modern dishwashers is that you can set them to come on when you are not even there by using the automatic timer. This is another money saving opportunity if you have a two tier energy tariff as it means that you can set the dishwasher to come on whilst you are in bed and allows you to take advantage of the lower electricity rate.
Another way to save money using your Bosch fully integrated dishwasher is to take advantage of the programmes that are available to you. If you use the half load function when the dishwasher has not been filled to the brim, it uses far less water than the full load programmes. And if you are just washing cutlery and crockery rather than heavily soiled pots and pans, the Quick Wash programme that comes with the Bosch dishwashers means that your dirty dishes are returned to you in just about half an hour cleaned and ready to be put away.
All in all, this article has served to highlight the fact that it is not necessarily the initial price tag of a dishwashing appliance that will save you money overall. Energy bills are set to rise and if you are looking for a new energy using appliance, you need to consider that fact. Look for energy efficient appliances. A cheap D or E rated appliance is going to cost you a fortune by this time next year, so do not get caught out!