Yes it is true they are more energy efficient. Bosch makes some that use 3 gallons of water! And i LOVE mine. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE
Originally Posted by cristeen
It *really* depends... on how you hand-wash, the setting on your water heater, the type of soap you use, the brand of dishwasher, how often you run it, whether you pre-rinse, etc. There is no YES or NO answer that fits all situations.
Originally Posted by paakbaak
sure, if you only wash once a day then i would go by hand...but i feel like i`m washing all damn day. sorry...i`m tired. it was cooking and baking morning... i want a dishwasher.
the same thing happens to me, i hate dishes pilling up, so i wash them inmediatle after we eat, anything...
can`t find the braun washer you mention. can you help me out? what should i look for in a dishwasher? thanks!
Originally Posted by erin a
I agree, it totally depends on your situation.
I think dishwashers are savers if you have one that can fit your families entire dishes for the day and you only run it once a day when it's full (the newer models are better for this because you can fit so much into them - even pots and pans). I also run my dishwasher at night when energy/water is cheaper. I use homemade dishwasher soap and vinegar in the JetDry compartment. I never use hightemp wash or rinse and never use heated dry. I also set it for the shortest cycle possible on my machine and don't rinse the dishes before hand. I feel like this is the better option for my family, given that I cook and bake alot and this would mean SEVERAL loads of dishes per day (like 6-8) if I was doing them by hand.