Modern dishwashers can use as little as 7 litres of water for a full load, which is much less than washing by hand. Some dishwashers also have load-sensing technology that determines how much water is needed for each load, making each wash even more energy efficient.
You can select from built-in, or free standing models, in various width models. The wide variety of features on offer includes active drying, large interior capacity to allow for platters and tall glasses, and intensive wash zones that ensure every dish is clean. Advanced water filtering systems trap food particles so they are not re-deposited on dishes once the wash cycle has started. There are also sanitary wash cycles that raise the heat, killing more than 99% of bacteria. In recent years, manufacturers have focused on reducing noise levels with improved insulation and delayed-start options.