What’s the most efficient way to wash your dishes?

Dishwashing vs. hand-washing. Which is the best solution for your wallet, your cutleries and the environment? It seems hard to believe, but the answer is an efficient dishwasher.

So, put away the sponge and read on to discover how the simply-Fi app could be a great ally in energy savings. But first of all, let’s compare these two washing methods based on water and electricity consumption.

Water and energy consumption

To give you an idea, let’s take a look at some numbers.

As reported by Energy Saving Trust, an average dishwasher cycle costs the same, in energy and water consumption, as heating six washing-up bowls of water in the sink or as running cold water down the drain while waiting for it to get hot for 9 minutes.

If a normal dishwasher cycle consumes from 0.9 to 2.0 kWh of energy, washing the same load by hands uses up 3.5 kWh. Moreover, if a dishwasher uses from 13 to 27 litre of water, washing the same load by hand takes up to 140 litre.

Efficient dishwasher

In light of these considerations, let’s figure out how to choose an energy-saving dishwasher, without giving up on performances. Our Candy Brava meets all these needs, delivering the best energy efficiency, thanks to its A+++ -10% rating. Plus, its Smart Sensor system adapts temperature and time to the level of soil detected, optimising washing performances, as well as water and energy consumption.

Real-time consumption at your fingertips

What if there was a way to save up even more? With the Candy simply-Fi app, it is possible. It allows you to keep the consumption of your Brava under control, as well as being able to control it remotely. The app provides you with a series of tips on how to improve your usage habits and to reduce energy consumption, but there’s more! It lets you compare the quantity of water used during your usual programmes with the water used for average handwashing, and it also keeps track of your most used cycles and temperatures to find out the best saving programmes.