I firmly believe the inventor of the dishwasher deserves the Nobel prize for peace. Spend hours cooking one's favourite food, eat that lovely food, and then a machine deals with the pots & pans for you? Bliss!
Recently I managed to get to the end of my stack of 200 boxes of dishwasher powder
That was such an unusual experience, and usually my mind is on other things, that I ended up without for a few days. At some point, I concluded 'well, I'm going to have to run the machine without dishwasher powder in it then & see how it goes'.
Not until 3 days later did I realise that of course, I could have done those dishes manually.