- June 27, 2008 at 10:23 pm #259012
Tracy, I subscribe to Mary Hunt`s Eveyday Cheapskate and the following
is part of an excerpt of today`s Eveyday Cheapskate. I thought you and
others might be interested in it.
“running your dishwasher actually costs less than doing a load of
dishes by hand in the sink, according to the Department of Energy. You
might also find it surprising that when you wash your dishes in the
dishwasher, 80 percent of your energy costs are associated with heating
the water, while only 20 percent are from actual machine energy usage.
And because hand-washing your dishes can consume 9 to 24 gallons of
water each time you wash whereas your dishwasher only uses 6 to 10
gallons, you can actually save energy, money and time by using the
dishwasher. Just make sure you only run the dishwasher when it’s fully
loaded and you’ll use even less water”.
My dishwasher has “water miser” cycle on it. I use it instead of
the “pots and pans” or “normal” wash cycle. I use less water and
electricty. Also, since it`s a portable washer I unplug it after the
drying cycle is through. I don`t even use the “air dry” cycle.
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