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  • Dad Reviews Dishwasher And Says It's 'Sulit' Because Wife Saves 30 Extra Hours Monthly

    His sweet and thoughtful review will touch the hearts of wives everywhere.
    by Kitty Elicay .
Dad Reviews Dishwasher And Says It's 'Sulit' Because Wife Saves 30 Extra Hours Monthly
PHOTO BY Courtesy of Joel Hilario
  • Dishwashers may be a foreign concept in Filipino households, especially as families assign the chore to their older kids to teach responsibility. Not to mention, the appliance can come with a steep price tag.

    But for couples with young kids, it can become a lifesaver, especially when both parents are working and without helpers around. Dad Joel Hilario certainly thinks so, as he makes the case for the Tekno TDW-7000TIX dishwasher (Php31,500 via Shopee) on the Facebook group, Home Buddies.

    The Tekno dishwasher has 8 wash programs and can be freestanding or built in your kitchen cabinets.
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Joel Hilario

    “’Nabudol’ ako ni misis na bumili ng dishwasher. Sa totoo lang ay isang taon din naming pinag-isipan kung kailangan namin ng dishwasher. Panay ang basa ni misis sa mga ‘mommy groups’ niya tungkol sa dishwasher,” the 36-year-old dad wrote.

    “Base sa specs at review ng ibang mommies sa group niya ay marami ang nagrerekomenda ng Tekno, freestanding unit. Kaya tinaningan namin, susunod na mag-sale sa Shopee ay bili na kami,” he adds.

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    The couple was finally able to buy a unit for Php27,800 on sale and had it shipped to their Bulacan home. They were pretty satisfied with their purchase.

    “Maayos naman ang linis niya, laging AUTO mode ang gamit naming paghugas. Mga sensors na ang bahala kung gaano ang gagawin na linis sa mga nakasalang,” Joel says.

    “Tanggal ang mga solids sa plato, hindi kailangan manu-mano na banlawan muna bago isalang sa dishwasher. Tuwing gabi pagkatapos ng hapunan lang ang salang sa dishwasher para sa buong araw ng hugasin, kasama ang mga bote ng gatas ng mga bata,” he adds.

    To see if their usage is worth it, Joel even computed their monthly ‘operating cost’, which amounts to around Php1,500, including electricity, water, and detergent consumption. Of course, this added expense may be a little too high for some, but for Joel’s family, there’s actually one factor that makes the dishwasher “priceless.”

    Joel with his wife, Arcie, and kids Carelle, Jewel, and Jorie.
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Joel Hilario
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    Speaking with SmartParenting.com.ph, Joel shares that what really makes it sulit is the extra time that the appliance saves his wife, Arcie, daily. After all, they have three young kids: Carelle, 7, Jewel, 2, and Jorie, 11 months.

    “I regularly do the cleaning of the feeding bottles of Jewel and Jorie to help my wife. Say I save 20 minutes a day washing the bottles, that’s an extra 10 hours for me. That is more than 1 workday, and enough for me to finish an extra job to recover the operational expenses of using the dishwasher and more,” Joel explains.

    He adds that they no longer need a kasambahay, whose major task in their household is to wash the dishes, since the couple can also do the other chores with the help of automatic appliances.

    Joel notes that before buying the dishwasher, Arcie would take at least an hour a day to finish all the dishes. She washes them every night, since she is preoccupied taking care of their three children.

    He says, “For her, that 1 hour a day she saves is a lot! Thirty hours a month she saves in time is like extra free weekends in a month. She can do anything she wants with the extra time — rest or do a hobby — but she's just happy to have extra time to play or do other activities with the children. Priceless!”

    “Dividing time between 3 children really is difficult most of the times, so we really are grateful for the extra free time,” the dad adds.

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    Joel shares that nothing beats the smile on his wife’s face from time-to-time when she remembers, “Buti na lang may dishwasher na tayo!”

    “Kumpara sa Php1500/mo na gastos sa paggamit ng dishwasher, ay di ko rin naman masabi na nabudol ako,” he says.

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