It's hard to imagine life without the dishwasher as a friend and helper in the home. After water and power consumption has been reduced so sharply over the last few years, automatic dishwashing not only saves time on washing up but is also far more economic and gentler on the environment today than washing-up by hand. Whereas the old way takes around 40 litres of water, an Adora SL requires just 7 litres over a full cycle on its automatic programme.