Is a dishwasher or washing dishes by hand a better option?

“If you want something done right you have to do it yourself.” This may be the case for lots of things, but when it comes to your dishes, you need to back off a bit. It’s 2018, and while most of us have dishwashers, there’s something that makes us think washing dishes by hand gets them cleaner. We might even do double time and wash dishes by hand and then put them in the dishwasher for a cycle. But according the Consumer Reports, we should just “let the dishwasher do its job.” Many people will argue that hand washing is better from an environmental perspective, but the truth is that the machines have grown so energy-efficient — especially the Energy Star-certified models — and require less and less water because of improved appliance standards. “While it may be possible to use less water/energy by washing dishes by hand, it is extremely…

Who does the dishes causes the most relationship conflict

Vacuuming isn’t much fun. Doing the laundry sucks, and scrubbing the bathroom — the worst. But apparently, none of these compare to the annoyance of doing the dishes. While many chores are shared in modern households, it’s dishwashing that your partner wishes you would do more of. According to the study conducted by the Council on Contemporary Families, women who handled the majority of the dishwashing in heterosexual couples reported less satisfaction overall in their relationships and lower sexual satisfaction than women who had partners that washed the dishes more frequently. “Doing the dishes is gross,” Dr. Dan Carlson, a professor of family and consumer studies at the University of Utah and the study’s lead author told The Atlantic. And unlike other appreciated chores — a clean car, a delicious garden — doing the dishes does not inspire compliments. Many of the least appealing and most thankless household chores have been traditionally handled…