"Mechanical dishwashers may be of service. Their use is generally accepted as a necessity in well-equipped institutions serving food to large groups of people. Mechanical dishwashers are also becoming found useful in many private homes. Where they are used effectively, time is saved and it is possible to use very hot water for the washing as well as for the rinsing."
--The Family's Food, 1931
I'm realizing the luxury of a dishwasher more than ever this week, as ours is broken. We did all our dishes by hand for the first 2 1/2 years we were married, but it's hard to go back.
We're either going to repair our dishwasher or get a new one. In case we choose to buy a new one, I'd love to hear if anyone has models of dishwashers that they love or hate. Any shopping advice?