HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF. –
A recent national survey fielded by Impulse Research on behalf of Bosch revealed two major consumer misperceptions about dishwashers.
According to the survey, 38 percent of Americans believe their dishwashers are the loudest noisemakers in the household, coming in just behind the sounds of their children, and just ahead of their spouses, domestic partners or roommates.
“While we can’t control noise made by kids, significant others or roommates, quiet dishwashers like those from Bosch certainly reduce the noise level,” said Bosch brand manager Micaela Shaw. For example, the company’s Bosch 800 Plus dishwasher, which it touts as the quietest in North America, operates at a virtually silent 39 dBA thanks to 18 unique sound-reducing technologies, she said.
Another dishwasher myth: that washing dishes by hand saves more water than using a dishwasher, a belief held by almost half of Americans, although dishwashers save up to 85 percent more water when compared with hand washing.
Of those surveyed, more than a third overestimated and thought that it takes six gallons of water to wash a normal-sized load of dishes in the dishwasher, compared with two to three gallons with a Bosch dishwasher.