Why should you worry about ten ways to save energy with your dishwasher? Like most busy moms, time saving appliances and gadgets are high on my list of must have items. If something can save me 30 minutes a day without sacrificing quality, I’m all for it. That’s 30 more minutes a day I can do something else – like grab a latte or read a good book at the end of the day. Just because I’m looking to save time, doesn’t mean that I am willing to waste energy. Saving energy is important so I put together this list of ten ways to save energy with your dishwasher.
Ten ways to save energy with your dishwasher
- Set the dishwasher on low temperature or eco-saving mode.
- When you replace your machine choose one that is rated high in energy and water efficiency.
- Fill the dishwasher completely before you run it to make the most of the energy, water, and detergent you use.
- Perform regular maintenance to ensure hoses are not plugged and drains are clear.
- Skip the pre-wash cycle. Wipe off any existing food pieces into the trash before you load the dishwasher.
- Reduce the amount of heat you use by selecting the no heat or energy saver cycle during drying time.
- Run your dishwasher in the evening during off peak electric rate cycles.
- Load dishes according to the manufacturer’s directions to ensure you’re fitting the most dishes possible in the dishwasher.
- Don’t put any large pots or pans over the water distribution outlet. This will prevent the dishwasher from working properly.
- Choose a dishwashing detergent made to work in eco-saving mode that has enough power to remove any stuck on food. Running your dishes through twice is never a way to save money.
Disclosure: This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Cascade blogging program, and I received free product from P&G for participating.