I like that after I drink my coffee in the morning I can wash my dishes and think. I have a dish brush and love using it. My trusty brush was a game changer for me. Also, my kitchen is set up in such a way that I can watch Emma play and get my kitchen in order again. Its a fresh start to my day.
I remember all the times in my life that I used a dishwasher I was never sure if it was filled with clean or dirty dishes unless I was the person who handled it. It was tricky with housemates but at work it was even more drama filled. So many little cups and bowls and plates to cram into the stupid machine that it hardly got the job done (I am not sure if there was too much in there or the person loading it did not pre-rinse the food or they were just poorly made machines). The dishwashers would sterilize the dishes with super hot water and that was preferred but I would much prefer to wash them by hand if I had the time.