We ourselves are the dish washers, no machinery as of yet. Our friends bought us a new dish rack which makes dish washing that bit friendlier, I have always had a bit of a frosty disposition towards the washing up...except for on days when your hands are cold and you want to think about something... Here is a pic of the present we received (accompanied by its various colour options!) and another few beauts to encourage you to soften the chore! Z.