Ginny Evans’s childhood chore was to empty the dishwasher. These days, once she’s loaded one up, her job—–at least professionally—–is done. Evans graduated from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City in early 2006 and opened a personal cooking and catering business in San Francisco later that year. Cooking in clients’ homes, Evans has loaded her fair share and variety of dishwashers. “By the time you’re loading the dishes, you’ve already shopped for the ingredients and prepped, cooked, and served the meal,” she says. “You’re at your least forgiving when you’re at the dishwasher.” Her washer must-haves: a simple, uncluttered design; a top tray for cutlery; and an audible click when you close the door.