The different kinds in the market have been added with all sorts of features to make our lives more convenient. Some of the brands have raised the temperature of the water from the water heater by a couple of degrees. This has eliminated the need of the dishes to be pre rinsed. This has made the cycle much shorter. Some other feature in some models is that it grinds up left over food and then flushes them out with the water. This prevents the food particles from being re deposited on the plates. Some have soil sensor technology that measures the amount of dirt in your dishes and hence adjusts the wash cycle depending on the amount of dirt. This eventually saves a lot of water and energy.
The new machines now have much thicker insulation that has reduced the noise considerably. The manufacturers have also tried to make models that are much better-looking and added a variety of colours so that they blend in with the other kitchen appliances. In some rather expensive models, one is able to separate the china from the pots and pans.
When handling dishes of a large hotel or restaurant make sure you get an appropriate dishwasher that can handle that large amount of wash. A dishwasher should last about 5 years, and with any luck in that time the business will have grown as well, implying more dishes to clean. During certain times of the year one may be busier so make sure the dishwasher can operate at its peak efficiently. Some models tend to leave the racks empty and end up using too much energy and water whilst skipping washing some of the racks. When choosing one for personal use such as home make sure to get one that is easy to operate so that even the kids can work it, therefore you do not have to be the one to do dishes all the time.
Manufacturers say that in the future the dishwashers will be even more technologically advanced than today. In the coming years there is the anticipation to see the water and energy efficiency improve. Some may include remote controls or be operated through a computer in distant locations. Further, some dishes, pots and glasses might have bar codes and the machines would read precise details about the content of each load and adjust accordingly. Well till that time comes we just have to be grateful for the invention of the dishwasher that has made manual dishwashing a thing of the past.